New component adds cellular networking to DIY projects


The Spark Electron is a small component that enables devices to connect to the Internet where there is no WiFi or Bluetooth.

The data plan cost $3 a month for one megabyte. That's about 20,000 text messages. This opens the door to all sorts of cool applications:

Early bird pricing for a 2G model is $29, and a 3G model is $49.