M2M Circuits has created a new 4G modem that has been specifically designed for the MakerSpace in the form of the Maker 4G Modem that enables direct connection to single-board mini PCs and micro-controller development boards, making it easy to add Internet connection to standalone projects.
The Maker 4G Modem is equipped with two interfaces, a high-speed USB interface for streaming audio and video together with a simple two-wire serial interface for low-bandwidth applications such as SMS or web services.
Watch the video below to learn more about the design, inspiration and functionality of the unique Maker 4G Modem. Its developers M2M Circuits explain more about the design of the 4G modem.
The Maker Modem is an exciting new device for connecting your electronics to the internet using the 4G LTE cellular network. The communications methodology employed by the Maker Modem represents a paradigm shift for M2M applications and is the very first specifically targeted towards the Maker community. We believe this will pave the way to how people implement the Internet Of Things in getting machines to talk to each other.
What makes this modem different is that it uses the USA’s largest 4G cellular networks, thereby maximizing coverage, and it works using both simple text messaging and high-speed data over TCP/IP. The Maker Modem is ready to roll right out of the box using its internal antenna system. Of course, you can also connect an external antenna if necessary for more rural applications.
For more information on the new Maker 4G modem jump over to the Kickstarter website for details where the modem is available to back with pledges stating from $159.