Waspmote is an open source wireless sensor platform specially focused on the implementation of low consumption modes to allow the sensor nodes ("motes") to be completely autonomous and battery powered, offering a variable lifetime between 1 and 5 years depending on the duty cycle and the radio used.
Waspmote is based on a modular architecture. The idea is to integrate only the modules needed in each device optimizing costs. For this reason all the modules (radios, sensor boards, etc) plug in Waspmote through sockets
Libelium's LoRa module works in both 868 and 900 MHz ISM bands, which makes it suitable for virtually any country. Those frequency bands are lower than the popular 2.4 GHz band, so path loss attenuation is better in LoRa. In addition, 868 and 900 MHz are bands with much fewer interference than the highly populated 2.4 GHz band.
Besides, these low frequencies provide great penetration in possible materials (brick walls, trees, concrete), so these bands get less loss in the presence of obstacles than higher bands.
The Libelium LoRaWAN module has been integrated into the main sensor lines Waspmote and Plug & Sense!, however it has also been ported to Arduino and Raspberry Pi, so now you can create your own Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) networks.
LoRaWAN is a new, private and spread-spectrum modulation technique which allows sending data at extremely low data-rates to extremely long ranges. The low data-rate (down to few bytes per second) and LoRaWAN modulation lead to very low receiver sensitivity (down to -136 dBm), which combined to an output power of +14 dBm means extremely large link budgets: up to 150 dB, what means more than 22km (13.6 miles) in LOS links and up to 2km (1.2miles) in NLOS links in urban environment (going through buildings).
The new 4G shield for Arduino and Raspberry Pi enables the connectivity to high speed LTE, HSPA+, WCDMA cellular networks in order to make possible the creation of the next level of worldwide interactivity projects inside the new "Internet of Things" era.
The new communication module is specially oriented to work with Internet servers implementing internally several application layer protocols which make easier to send the information to the cloud. We can make HTTP navigation, downloading and uploading content to a web server. We can also set secure connections using SSL Certificates and setting TCP/IP private sockets. In the same way FTP protocol is also available which is really useful when your application requires handling files.
The legend of Santa Claus tells that he lives in the cold, far, far north of the World. But does Santa Claus really live in the same North Pole? and if so, what is his exact position? The Cooking Hacks team decided to solve these questions!
To do so we ask to the little Tamara for writing her letter to Santa Claus, and we sent it along with a geolocation tracking device we built. The tracking unit is composed by the 3G+GPS module for Arduino and Raspberry Pi equipped with a camera, a battery and a light sensor.
The new shield designed for Arduino and Raspberry Pi integrates the SIM908 module which counts with both GPRS and GPS technologies what allows to easily perform realtime tracking applications.
The idea is simple: read the GPS coordinates (longitude and latitude) and send them by using a HTTP request to a web server. Then use a browser to load the PHP webpage which uses Googlemaps to show the location in realtime.
Avoid car thef is impossible but now find your stolen car will be easier!
You just need to install your Arduino with the GPRS+GPS quadband Module (SIM908) in a hidden place in your car, maybe in your trunk, in the glove compartment or under your spare tyre. Then connect the GPRS-GSM and the GPS antenna and a SIM card, all of this powered with a battery and... you are ready!
GPRS/GSM Quadband Module for Arduino (SIM900) offers GPRS connection to your Arduino board. It includes the SIM900 communication module from SIMCom. It is necessary an antenna in order to establish a communication.
You can send SMS, make calls or create TCP and UDP sockets in order to send the information to the Internet. HTTP and FTP protocols are also available in order to send the information to the cloud directly from your Arduino.
This is a project made for all mountain lovers. As you know, mountain sports are more than a walk. You need some experience and preparation to enjoy them safely. In this sense, it is strongly recommended to be located and monitored all the time.
The aim of this project carried out by Cooking Hacks team is to develop a device capable to measure different biometric parameters, using some sensors compatible with our e-Health sensor board and send these data in real time to a receiver by means of a LoRa and 3G/GPRS wireless connection.
Libelium has added Sigfox wireless connectivity to its portfolio of Waspmote OEM and Plug & Sense! sensor devices and at the same time has make it available for the main Maker platfoms: Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
The Libelium Sigfox module has been certified as â€śSigfox Ready Class 0â€ť the designation reserved for maximum range devices on Sigfox Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. This means we can work with our favorite development platform as â€śSigfox Readyâ€ť when using it in our projects.