New in the Maker Shed: Minty Mote and Wireless Sensor Node / Receiver

New in the Maker Shed: Minty Mote and Wireless Sensor Node / Receiver

New in the Maker Shed are two new, low cost, wireless products from the good folks at Wicked Device. The MintyMote is an Arduino remote control that fits in an Altoids Smalls gum tin (not included.) Add up to 4 buttons to send 4 different commands, or combine button presses to send up to 15 commands to your Arduino! Use it for a door bell, basic home automation, a simple controller for a robot, and more. The MintyMote Kit includes two parts; the transmitter unit and a receiver shield that fits on your Arduino. It has a range of about 80 feet. The included Arduino library makes programming responses easy. If you are looking for a low cost, Arduino compatible remote control, look no further!

  • Up to 4 buttons can control up to 15 functions on your Arduino.
  • Connect to your computer to add remote control to your desktop.
  • Decent range (80ft, depending on walls etc.)
  • Fits into an Altoids Smalls tin.
  • Includes transmitter AND receiver.
  • (Gum tin and A23 battery not included.)

The Wireless Sensor Node / Receiver Shield Bundle includes everything you need to create a simple, low cost sensor network with a range of about 150ft (but has tested farther.)

The Wireless Sensor Node is a sensor platform combined with a 433 Mhz transmitter. Easy add up to 4 sensors – analog or digital – just by soldering them onto the pads. There are 3 user settable transmission options available. Perfect for environmental data like temperature, humidity, gas levels, light levels, etc.

The 433Mhz Receiver Kit for Arduino is designed to be used with the Wireless Sensor Node. This simple and easy to use kit includes the board, radio receiver, antenna, wire, and headers. One Receiver Kit can connect with up to 64 Wireless Sensor Nodes.

    Node Transmission Options (+ test mode)

  • 1. Sensor values are transmitted hourly.
  • 2. Sensor values are transmitted ever 10 minutes.
  • 3. Transmit on event (most power efficient.)
  • 4. Test Mode, sensor values transmitted ever 10 seconds.
  • Node ID allows you to use several different nodes at once!
  • Each Node remembers it’s Node ID and mode in case of accidental reset.
  • 150ft. Range
  • Since the Node is designed as a low power battery operated application, the chip “sleeps” most of the time and only wakes up to transmit or when it detects an edge on its digital sensor input.
  • In operation the Node transmits the number of edges it receives in the hour, up to 255, plus three analog values.


4 thoughts on “New in the Maker Shed: Minty Mote and Wireless Sensor Node / Receiver

  1. Anonymous says:

    And of course you get these AFTER I build my wireless remote stuff :)
    Anyways- will look at these :)

  2. RoofusKit says:

    It’d be nice to see the receiver have a pass through header for those pins.

    P.S. The link to the bundle on both individual product pages links to the LCD shield kit instead of the actual Sensor Node bundle.

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