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Sending phone texts with a wemos

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dr pepper

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Whats the best way to send a text message with a internet enabled wemos, I've seen these sites that you can sign up to that really want you to pay for the privalege, is there a better way to do this.
My programming skills are good enough, its just I've never tried to send text's on the internet, even with a pc.
 

Dr_Doggy

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text isn't really internet, its more like a phone call. unfortunately without paying those annoying monthly fees, the next best bet is email for anything in general
not sure what the/your wemo can specifically do/does, but last i checked for mine(a wifi relay) it was a pain just to connect to it via desktop. With my wemo, it ran on the local network and was connected to via cell phone.. on local wifi. I dont believe the software could even connect from external networks.

my best thought would be to reverse engineer the protocol it uses to get/set data and create a desktop program on the local network that polls the device and generates emails from there.
 

large_ghostman

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Do you have a link for the WEMOS?
 

dr pepper

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No No No, nothing like, sorry I assumed you guys would have heard of them,
I have one of these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/1522...paignid=738466455&campaignid=738466455&crdt=0
And some of these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Latest-ES...hash=item3f629f356b:m:mBljr6c0_2wR1wM8HUjdD9g
A wemos is a processor from expressive, 80mhz xhip with a built in 2/4 gig radio system, the wemos D1 R1 is exactly like a arduino uno, same pinout, only some of the i/o is missing, 4 of the analogue channels, and it can be programmed from the arduino Ide environment.
There are other versions too, the D1 R2 is about the size of a pro mini, but has Usb, and there are versions that dont have i/o, just a serial port, and some have 1 or 2 pins i/o.
Overall they are a nifty device as you can host a webpage with them, from very simple to a fully fledged page, you can also do all kinds of network stuff like mqtt. I'm going to put together an alarm system that has an internet page so I can monitor stuff and control lights from afar.
Beware if you get into them that you need to ensure any internet connection is secure, the firmware has various methods.
 
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