I'm very happy to announce a new Arduino project called Norduino: Norduinos
, on FlickrWhat is Norduino?
Norduino is essentially a wireless sensor node similar to a Jeenode
There's a better explanation on my webpage
.Can I convert a Jeenode to a Norduino?
Yes you can! You can just take your jeenode and use the converter board.Norduino adapter board
, on FlickrWhen did it start?
I started this project 4 months ago because I needed a platform to prototype with Nordic
There's a small time track on this web page
.Features of Norduino:
+ uses Arduino environment
+ hardware and software compatible with existing Jeenode sensors
+ uses a Nordic nrf24l01+ for fast data rate transmission in the 2.4 GHz band
+ can be used with an integrated or external SMA antenna
+ can be used with the Sparkfun Nordic USB adapter
+ can be interfaced to a computer via a NorduinoUSB (in development)Norduinos with button and acceleromter
, on FlickrWhat can you do with that?
Except traditional sensor network applications, is meant to be used for some more "hardcore" benchmarks
including audio and video streaming and mesh networks.Does it support mesh network?
Not at the moment! Implementing a mesh network library such as the SimpliciTI requires
a very clever design but I will be very keen to help everybody that wants to go in this way. Do you need even more performance?
Yes if you want even less power consumption,
there's a board based on an MSP430.MSP430 + Nordic
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which is not based on the arduino software BUT I'm porting the original Chris Hulbert
to this particular board.Can I buy a kit?
I am planning to do kits if there's demand, at the moment I have put the few boards
which I assembled and tested on my small shop.
If it really takes off I can think about doing a kit version.
I know that soldering SMD is not simple so I have managed to keep everything
at through hole components so the kit will not require any soldering fu skillz.
The boards available at the moment are listed on this pages 1 ,2Suggestions and design ideas?
Yes I really want to know what people would like to see from a device like this
and what sorts of accessories will be interesting to plug.