Wiring connections are as follows:

  • Fona Vio -> Flora 3.3v
  • Fona RX -> Flora D10 (configurable)
  • Fona TX -> Flora D9 (configurable)
  • Fona Key -> Flora GND
  • Fona RST -> Flora D6 (configurable)
  • Fona GND and BAT -> Flora JST port

Flora can only be powered from the JST or USB port, so solder a JST cable to Fona’s Bat and GND connections and plug it into Flora.

This wiring configuration takes advantage of Fona’s onboard USB lipoly battery charger. But it does mean that either a battery or USB power must be connected to Fona even when Flora is plugged into USB for debugging-- Fona can’t be powered from Flora’s USB port.

Solder the other wire connections as described in the circuit diagram.

Open the SIM door and install your SIM card, then replace and latch the SIM door closed (it will only fit one way).

 

Now you're ready to test out the Fona demo sketch (don't forget to update your pin variables to reflect the connections to Flora)!

This guide was first published on Nov 18, 2015. It was last updated on Nov 18, 2015.

This page (Circuit Assembly) was last updated on Oct 18, 2021.

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