Anyone,I have project requiring the development of a smart meter and part of the process is recycling old components from students from previous years. I have in my possession an arduino gsm shield (see link: http://arduino.cc/en/uploads/Main/ArduinoGSMShield_Front.jpg) from one such student and would like to know if it is possible to interface this module with MCUs from microchip - specifically from the dsPIC30f family? Naturally, I would make use of available arduino boards but we were specifically instructed not to use them in our projects (we were given a plethora of reasons too pretensious to reiterate and whose real motivations I will not bother you with). Naturally, I've attempted looking this up on the internet but came to a naught. Your help will be greatly appreciated as I need to know if I need to begin making plans to purchase a modem of my own.