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In case you haven't heard already, we now have a GSM/3G mobile phone module for the ioNode (the module is a complete phone).
I've personally been using this phone for about 3 weeks now, and so far I'm very satisfied with this.
Moving away from my smartphone was a little disturbing at first, but very soon this was replaced by a great feeling of freedom :)
I finally took the time to make some quick videos of the phone in operation.
I will try to add more in the coming days.
Receiving a call:
Replying to a SMS:
If you're looking for more details on Trill, check out the documentation on source.dooba.io.
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You read that correctly, I'm talking about a complete GSM/3G mobile phone, based on the ioNode!
As explained previously, I've been hard at work for the past half-year putting together this new "module" for the ioNode and writing all of the firmware libraries for it.
* 128 x 64 OLED display
* 16 buttons + 5-way mini-joystick
* Microphone & earpiece
* MicroSD card slot
* MicroSIM card slot
* MP3 decoder, headphone amplifier and 3.5mm stereo jack
I also designed a basic plastic case using Blender.
My Ultimaker 2 Go printer did take quite a few hours to print all the parts, but the result turned out very satisfactory.
The documentation is available here.
I'll try to add more pictures and videos in the coming days.
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I was really surprised by the overwhelming success of the Fiddle during the last Zürich MakerFaire, which attracted an unexpected amount of attention.
More importantly, the feedback from the community was very clear:
- WiFi is not an option
- Breakouts would greatly improve the product by making it directly expandable
I took this in and also decided that if we're gonna have the ability to talk on the network, we should also be able to store data.
MicroSD being very light in terms of physical footprint and integration, it seemed like a good option.
So I went back to Eagle with all this and started re-designing the Fiddle from scratch.
Soon enough, I had a new design sent to OSH Park for manufacturing.
As soon as I got the boards I started assembling and testing them... THEY'RE AWESOME!
Not only do they include A LOT more, but the breakouts (which make the Fiddle a tiny bit wider) provide a much better grip and just make the thing easier to manipulate.
The documentation has been updated, you can go check it out here.
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