Saturday, August 30, 2008

Distributed Wireless Mesh Network Sensors

Looks like I'm going to be doing some work on wireless sensor networks with my buddy Justin in Chicago.

I've done the first couple steps and investigated some Zigbee nodes to be used for the mesh network and some starter Solar Panels to power the whole deal.
Otherwise it's just a micro controller and some top level software to glue it all together. More as this develops. I should be posting further as the project continues. Currently a $19 Zigbee node + $80 Solar Panel + $50 Basic Electronics = $150 + Cost of Sensors looks like a reasonable marginal cost without any overhead factored in.

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