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This JeeNode wireless communication platform looks like a fun and cost effective way to get into experimenting with RF communication. By combining an Arduino-compatible processor (ATmega328) with a low-cost HopeRF radio module, they were able to make a tiny, fairly well featured kit with wireless capability. They are offering them for sale as a kit, or, since it is an open source hardware design, you can just download the PCB layout and roll your own. I can think of lots of applications (remote candle lighter, interactive cat toy) that aren’t worth a full xBee-based solution, where it would be handy to have a development board like this that I could just drop in and use.


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  1. Wilkie says:

    I have always dreamed of equipping my car with some kind of light that I could flash remotely to find it in a parking garage. I do believe this would fit the bill unless someone knows otherwise.

    1. Matt Mets says:

      It very well could be, I’m guessing that the range might be acceptable for a reasonable sized parking garage.

  2. Adam says:

    I think you meant ATmega328 not ATmega238

    1. Matt Mets says:

      Yes, thanks for pointing that out!

  3. Guest says:

    Not bad but I like the Monnit Wit sensors better. http://www.monnit.com
    I heard they are the old MaxStream / XBee guys…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Interesting but I like the Monnit Wit wireless sensors more. http://www.monnit.com
    I guess they are the old MaxStream / XBee guys. Nice.