The MICO Shield makes it easy for you to create an Arduino project that interfaces with a cell phone. MICO is an acronym for Mobile Interactive Voice Response & COntrol. The Arduino &cell phone interface unlock a whole new world of possibilities: projects where your Arduino can place phone and receive phone calls.
An example of a MICO project is where it receives a phone call and presents the caller with a voice prompt: “press 1 for lights on”. MICO can then decode the caller’s button press and take action, in this case turn an output on. Of course everything is customizable: MICO has a microSD card slot so you can store your own voice and all MICO libraries and sketches are open source, free to download and hack.
MICO interfaces to a cell phone’s 3.5mm audio jack. MICO has no build-in cell module or antenna. Because of that, there are tons of projects you can create with MICO, few examples:
Make MICO call to report temperature. On your own voice!
Use as a simple audio player
Universal:can work on ANY cell network over the world! GSM, CDMA, TDMA, analog…
Can utilize new features cell phones have. For example: on the iPhone, MICO can say commands to SIRI such as “post to twitter: temperature is 70degrees”. (of course, you could instead just use an old phonefor basic function)
Simple: No need to learn complicated AT commands.
Phone is controlled just with Answer/End Call Button and voice out of the microSD card.
No need to buy GSM card just to run a quick demo project. Just plug in your own/friend’s phone. No need to tear it open to grab the card, or hack its software.
DTMF decoding IC
DTMF encoding – play back recorded tone off microSD
Answer/End Call button (physical and Arduino controlled)
Play out sound to phone and to a headset
Works both newer AHJ (iPhone/Android) and older OMTP phone standards
Incoming audio amplified and read in by Arduino
Foot print of Arduino UNO and Leonardo
MICO Shield for Arduino
- Brand: Seeed Studio
- Product Code: SDMICOS
- Availability: Delivered in 1-3 Weeks