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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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.
It very well could be, I’m guessing that the range might be acceptable for a reasonable sized parking garage.
I think you meant ATmega328 not ATmega238
Yes, thanks for pointing that out!
Not bad but I like the Monnit Wit sensors better. http://www.monnit.com
I heard they are the old MaxStream / XBee guys…
Interesting but I like the Monnit Wit wireless sensors more. http://www.monnit.com
I guess they are the old MaxStream / XBee guys. Nice.
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