Get Arduino Online with the new Arduino GSM Shield

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Hot on the heels of Twine Cloud Shield announcement comes another way to get your Arduino projects online easily: The Arduino GSM Shield.

This Arduino add-in lets tinkerers add GSM connectivity for placing phone calls, sending SMS and sending data (making HTTP requests) directly from Arduino projects. Compared to the Twine Cloud Shield, this is a much more compact and simple implementation, however it of course doesn’t include anything like Twine’s web-based rules engine for making it easier to do something useful with that connectivity.

The device was created in partnership with Telefónica and it ships with a Telefónica SIM card. However, if you don’t live in one of the countries in Europe or South America where Telefónica operates, you should be able to pop in a SIM from another operator and be in good shape.

Code samples are online for making HTTP requests and posting to Twitter.

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