Hi, I’m an electrical engineering student, and have had Arduino recommended to me by my thesis supervisor. For my thesis, I’m planning on designing a system with 100 current sensors around a house sending data back to a base station (possibly a laptop).
Each of these sensors would need an MCU to interface between the sensor and the wireless communication device. I don’t yet know what either of these will be, but that may be influenced by what board I choose. I’m currently thinking either XBee or ANT for wireless and maybe something like this for the sensor [amploc.com/store/index.html].
So my question: What board would you recommend? Something small, efficient, low power, with good sleep mode and just a couple of ADC ports is all I need. I’m just overwhelmed by the amount of options out there, and don’t know where to start looking!
Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.