Monday, November 07, 2011

Nanode RF and WiNode - a perfect pairing


Nanode RF - just like Nanode but with a wireless transceiver on board.

1. RFM12B wireless transceiver.
2. Real Time clock with wake - up alarm
3. micro SD card for data-logging
4. Battery backed 32K x 8 SRAM for across ethernet/across air program transfer and storage
5. Accepts standard Arduino shields

Available from December 1st - starting at £30. (RTC, micro SD card socket £5 extra)

WiNode - a wireless node to complement Nanode RF basestation.

1. RFM12B wireless transceiver.
2. Real Time clock with wake - up alarm
3. micro SD card for data-logging
4. Battery backed 32K x 8 SRAM for across air program transfer and storage
5. High current drive outputs for motors or relays - 2A max
6. 16V tolerant analogue inputs
7. Simple to use screw terminal connections
8 Use it stand alone or as a smart-shield for Nanode 5 , or Arduino
9. Fits plastic case with 2 x AA battery compartment from Farnell .

Available from December 1st - Starting at £17.50 (micro SD card socket, RTC and motor driver IC £7.50 extra).

Both these boards are programmed with the new custom programming adaptor and lead - available for £5.

5 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Ken,

Can I get hold of a couple of these £5 USB to serial programming leads super quickly? :)

Thanks,
Julie

llaurén said...

Aye! More shopping! An RTC was just what i was drooling for, and now i have even less of an excuse not to get a wireless Adruino/Nanode environment :)

I've actually been really undecided on whether to go RF12 or RF24 -- the last one being Nordic's nRF24L01+.

I don't suppose you provide a cable with the USB adapter? Or six cables but with common headers?

llaurén said...

OK, ye'r right. Looking at your previous post, i see that you're just connecting the USB dongle at the end of a USB extension cable.

Fair enough. No need for six pin cables. Just a USB extension cable. I wonder if i have any of those lying around...

Rod Williams said...

Ken,

Would it be reasonable to expect a winode to be able to run from a small(ish) battery pack for a couple of weeks if all it is doing is waking up every 5 minutes sampling the environment and then the results by radio to a nanode RFX. ~ 4K messages and on for ~20 hours (assuming 15 seconds on time per 5 minutes).

Thanks,

Rod

stustjohn said...

I have a nanodeRF with an ethernet socket, and it works very nicely plugged into any router - uploads temperature data, etc., to my webpage. However, I would like to do this remotely via a MiFi data connection (no landline). What is the easiest way to connect a nanodeRF to a MiFi router? (No physical sockets, just WiFi inputs...)
Many thanks, Stu.