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Mico Shield For Arduino

by Mico
Price $ 44.05

MICO makes it easy for your Arduino project to interact with people over a phone call. Get your MICO and focus on your awesome project!

What is MICO?

MICO is an acronym for Mobile Interactive voice response & COntrol. The word Mico in Portuguese means small monkey. It's pronounced "mee co".

MICO is a shield for Arduino. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Shields are boards that can be plugged on top of the Arduino PCB extending its capabilities. MICO Shield follows the same philosophy as Arduino: open-source and easy to use.

What will MICO do?

MICO connects to a cell phone via audio jack and it has circuits to detect and answer calls. It then uses pre-recorded voice prompts to present information and options to callers, and touch-tone telephone keypad entry to gather responses. Responses can then be used to control lights, motors and other actuators, and get readings of temperature, wind speed, proximity and other sensors. The caller can be just a few feet or hundreds of miles away!

MICO answers the cell phone attached to it and then uses pre-recorded voice prompts to present information and options to callers, and touch-tone telephone keypad entry to gather responses. Responses can then be used to control lights, motors and other actuators, and get readings of sensors such as temperature, proximity and others. Of course since it relies on the cellular network, the caller can be just a few feet or hundreds of miles away from where the project is physically located!

Key Functions:

  • Detect a ringing phone monitoring signal amplitude on analog input
  • Answer the phone toggling the Answer/End call button
  • Play audio stored in the MicroSD card
  • Decode DTMF tones dedicated onboard IC
  • Encode DTMF tones playing recorded tone files

Download the MICO software

The MICO software is free, open source. These libraries and sample sketches are compatible with the Arduino Software and will help you get you going in no time!

Getting Started

Visit the getting started section for specific instructions and tutorials on using your board.


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