28 Jun '16, 5am

Hackaday Prize Entry: MyComm Handheld Satellite Messenger

Hackaday Prize Entry: MyComm Handheld Satellite Messenger

The MyComm is a handheld touch-screen device, much like a smartphone, that connects to the Iridium satellite network to send and receive text messages. At the heart of his build, [John] uses a RockBLOCK Mk2 Iridium SatComm Module hooked up to a Teensy 3.1. The firmware is built upon a FreeRTOS port for proper task management. [John] crafted an intuitive GUI that includes an on-screen keyboard to write, send and receive messages. A micro SD card stores all messages and contact list entries. Eventually, the system will be equipped with a solar cell, charging regulator and LiPo battery for worldwide, unconditional connectivity.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/06/27/hackaday-prize-entry-mycom...

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