Text Message in a Bottle

How often have you sent off a message in a bottle, only to realise, as it floats out of sight, that you regret the contents of your message? Well, with the Text Message in a Bottle (TM) that will no longer be a problem! You can update your message at any time, just by sending a text. This projects uses MediaTek LinkIt One(compatible with Arduino) with its built-in GSM for receiving SMS messages as well as the built-in battery charger to charge the included battery.

What is It

How often have you sent off a message in a bottle, only to realise, as it floats out of sight, that you regret the contents of your message? Well, with the Text Message in a Bottle (TM) that will no longer be a problem! You can update your message at any time, just by sending a text. Fantastic!

Why Did I Build It

I have been following the oodles of submissions to the LinkIt One MediaTek Collection, and most of them are without housings, even projects like weather stations that are ostensibly for use outdoors, so I decided to demonstrate a simple waterproof project with off the (kitchen) shelf parts.

Features

– Battery Powered
– Solar Charged
– Display battery/charging status on one line of a 16×2 character LCD
– Receives SMS
– Display scrolling SMS on the other line of a 16×2 character LCD

Text Message in a Bottle materials

 Materials to Build This Project

For information, head over to see the Instructables of this project.

 

linkit one

 

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