Hacking old Nokia phones to send SMS with Arduino

Sending text messages with an Arduino-based project can be expensive and somewhat complex, with the hardware usually costing over $100. However if you have an older Nokia 6150 GSM handset with an F-bus interface, you’re in luck. With the instructions and sketches provided by Australian engineer Alex Iannuzzi you can easily send SMS without too much effort. Alex explains how the F-bus packets can be sent and received from the handset to achieve control of messaging

So to get started, hit eBay for those old Nokias – then click here for Alex’s project. And for more, we’re on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.


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