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The GSM Hack module is a tiny Arduino™ compatible development board with GSM/GPRS capability built-in. It is tailored for battery powered long-range monitoring and control applications. It will allow you to connect anything to cloud taking advantage of the existing worldwide GSM coverage. You can also make your application call you when something happen or even control something simply with an sms

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The GSM Hack module is a tiny Arduino™ compatible development board with GSM/GPRS capability built-in. It is tailored for battery powered long-range monitoring and control applications. It will allow you to connect anything to cloud taking advantage of the existing worldwide GSM coverage. You can also make your application call you when something happen or even control something simply with a text message.

Package content:

  • 1 x GSM Hack board;
  • 1 x 14way pin header strip;
  • 1 x 12way pin header strip;
  • 1 x 6way header.
  • Note: The package do not include the antenna. Choose one here.

Board Features:

  • Dimensions: 30mm x 43mm;
  • Breadboard-friendly;
  • Microcontroller: ATmega328p
  • Board Supply: 3,3V up to 6V;
  • 8 Analogue pins;
  • 14 Digital IO pins;
  • SPI / I2C / UART;
  • 2 LEDs connected to GSM modem for status;
  • Reset Button;
  • Integrated Quad band GSM/GPRS modem SIM800C;
  • Integrated LDO 3,3V up to 600mA;
  • Integrated Switching regulator for GSM power up to 3A.
  • Built-in LIPO Battery Charger with status LED;
  • Speaker connection available (Down to 32Ω impedance speaker);
  • Microphone connection available (Electret Microphone);
  • Micro SimCard socket;
  • JST Battery Connector;
  • Micro USB connector for power;
  • Programmable over FTDI serial cable;
  • Open source Hardware: github repository;
  • Open source Software;

Using the GSM Hack board to connect your devices to the cloud is a very easy task, you can take advantage of the Arduino ecosystem to connect your sensors and put it to work in the blink of an eye.

Depending on your application requirements GSM Hack can live in the same battery for several days/weeks, this can be achieved if the board is left in a low power state almost all the time, and off course in the capacity of the battery.

And when the power is running low, you can charge it like your smartphone, just plug in the micro USB connector and it is ready to go. There is a charge status LED that will stay ON while the battery is being charged. Well, you don't really need a battery, it will run just fine straight from the micro USB connector because the board have a switching regulator capable of supplying the modem, in this case make sure that you are using a proper 5V supply (at least 2A).

Regarding the GSM/GPRS coverage there is not much left to say, it is almost everywhere.

Typical applications:

  • Smart Cities:
    • Infrastructure Monitoring;
    • Smart Parking;
    • Waste management;
    • Street lighting;
  • Smart Home:
    • Utility management;
    • Smoke / Gas detection;
    • smart appliances;
    • Security / Safety Systems;
  • Metering:
    • Electricity meters;
    • Gas meters;
    • Water meters;
  • Geolocation:
    • Vehicles location;
    • Containers;
    • Pets location;
    • People location;
    • Valuable assets;
  • Health:
    • Workers wellness;
    • connected clothes;
    • medical wearables;
  • Industrial ans Agriculture:
    • Fault Management;
    • Vending Machines;
    • Environmental sensors;
    • Fire Detection;
    • Soil and irrigation control;
    • Livestock tracking;
  • Your Imagination:
    • Let your creativity drive you...

GSM Hack

Loading Firmware to Board

To load firmware to the board you will need an FTDI compatible cable (for example the FTDI Hack). The FTDI interface pads are on the left side of the battery connector (check image above).

You can use the Arduino IDE to edit the code and also as the software tool to load the firmware into the board. In order to do it you have to configure the IDE for the correct target board:

- Under the menu "Tools" choose the Board "Arduino Pro or Pro Mini";

- Under the menu "Tools" choose the Processor "ATmega328 (3.3V, 8MHz)";

- Under the menu "Tools" choose the Port that corresponds to you FTDI cable.

Arduino IDE Target Board

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