I started playing with the adafruit FONA not long ago and slowly realized it needed a more friendly and transportable version than the breadboard it lived on for its first few weeks.
I started with the fancy hackaday permaproto hat and soldered on the FONA and Adafruit Powerboost. Following the Piphone guide, i wired the battery into fona, fona out and into the power board JST, then out again and onto the PiHat power rails which in turn feeds down through the GPIO and powers the pi!
This module measures only 1.75″x1.25″ but packs a surprising amount of technology into its little frame. At the heart is a GSM cellular module (we use the latest SIM800) the size of a postage stamp. This module can do just about everything. Read more.
PowerBoost 1000 Basic – 5V USB Boost @ 1000mA from 1.8V+: PowerBoost is the perfect power supply for your power-hungry portable project! This little DC/DC boost converter module can run from 1.8V batteries or higher, and convert that voltage to 5.2V DC for running your 5V projects. With a beefy 4A DC/DC converter, it can give you 1A+ from as low as 2V. Read more.
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