I am very very new to using the Intel Edison. I have the expansion kit and have completed the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Edison Experiment Guide, however that's as far as I've gotten.
I purchased the SparkFun SIM Card Socket Breakout and GSM/GPRS Module - SM5100B in hopes of being able to send an SMS to the Edison to tell it to turn on an LED.
I have no idea how to actually connect any of this hardware or what references I should be looking at in order to accomplish this task. (Do I need any additional hardware/connectors?) I guess I just need a good place to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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We'll help you setup your SM5100B with your Edison. The SM5100B is covered in the Edison Shield testing report. This report has information on how to connect, configure and code needed to get the shield to communicate with the Edison. This will help as a good starting point to your project. Once you know all the connections are right and you can upload code, then you can focus on getting the specifics of your project and get the LED to blink after receiving a SMS.
Go ahead and follow the guide and let us your results. We'll be waiting for your response.
You can find the shield testing report here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000020775.html
Thanks for getting back so quickly. That documentation looks perfect.
I'm still struggling however because when I ordered the SM5100B, I only received the green chip and not the whole shield. I guess SparkFun discontinued the actual shield part (also referred to as the SM5100B Evaluation Board) to which the SM5100B chip is supposed to attach.
Because of this I ordered a SIM Card Breakout Board (as suggested) https://www.sparkfun.com/products/573 SparkFun SIM Card Socket Breakout - BOB-00573 - SparkFun Electronics
However I cannot find any documentation on how to connect this to the SM5100B. Do you know where I can access the silver shield component that is referenced in the testing report?
Thank you for replying and attaching the picture.
If you're just looking for the Arduino-compatible silver base of the image you attached I'd suggest you to contact the manufacturer of the shield, in this case LinkSprite, to point you to the right website so you can obtain the silver base.
I did a quick Google search and found this website http://linksprite.com/wiki/index.php5?title=Quad-band_GPRS/GSM_Shield_for_Arduino http://linksprite.com/wiki/index.php5?title=Quad-band_GPRS/GSM_Shield_for_Arduino . Here you can find the link to contact them and ask for the availability of the shield.
Please let us know if there's anything else we can help you with.