In the Maker Shed: SIM Card Reader/Writer Kit


Get yourself a SIM Card Reader/Writer Kit and see what’s in your cellphone’s brain! This is a SIM card reader/writer for experimentation and investigation of SIM cards and Smart cards. Build the kit, then use the accompanying software to read and write from the card, to back up stored SIM card data, recover deleted SMS text messages and phone contacts, examine the last 10 phone numbers dialed, and more.



  • Easy to build
  • Kit includes circuit board and all components to build the reader/writer
  • 9V battery, SIM card, and serial cable are not included
  • Assembly requires basic hand tools
  • Great instructions online for kit and software

Buy one today in the Maker Shed


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