Communication Shields

This tutorial illustrates the communication shields supported by 1Sheeld,

If this is your first time using 1Sheeld, we recommend you start with the getting started tutorial first to know how to use 1Sheeld.

Introduction

Communication shields allow you to use your smartphone as a gateway between Arduino and other phones, they make it easier to communicate with your Arduino board by sending and receiving data to or from another phone, you can send e-mails, make phone or Skype calls, or send and receive sms.

Note: You can login directly to your e-mail account through the 1Sheeld app. Unfortunately, the Skype application does not allow you to login through a third party app. If you wish to use Skype you must first login to Skype using the Skype application before using the 1Sheeld app to send and receive Skype calls


Communication shields List:

Example:

Let’s send an SMS to another phone when the Temperature exceeds certain limit in your room.

NOTE: This application uses both the SMS and Temperature sensor functionality on your smartphone. (Make sure you have a working SIM installed your smartphone)

  1. Get your Arduino board and place 1Sheeld on top of it (check 1Sheeld Adjustment Tutorial).
  2. Plug the Arduino board to your PC.
  3. Use Codebender.cc to compile and upload the sketch.
  4. Upload the sketch (make sure the switch on 1Sheeld is in the uploading mode).
  5. Switch 1Sheeld back to the communication mode.
  6. Open 1Sheeld app and connect to your 1Sheeld.
  7. Choose the SMS shield and the Temperature shield.
  8. Whenever the Temperature intensity in your place goes above 30 degrees it will send a SMS to a certain phone number.