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Announcing WildFire, the board for serious network connected devices.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: NewProduct, Wi-Fi | Comments Off

Wicked Device, along with MakerShed, is thrilled to announce the release of WildFire, an Arduino compatible board with built-in Wi-Fi, expanded memory footprint of the ATMega1284p processor, and on-board SD card slot.  The WildFire is available for immediate purchase from the Wicked Device Shop and MakerShed.

Check out these specs:
- WiFi with TI CC3000 chip. Easy WiFi!
- 16K or SRAM. (Uno has 2K)
- 128K Flash. So much room for activities! (Uno has 32K)
- 4K EEPROM (Uno has 1K)
- Micro SD card slot for applications such as data logging
- 4 Additional Digital I/O pins
- 2 Additional Analog I/O pins
- Accepts Arduino shields
- Programmable via Arduino IDE
- 4-layer PCB with dedicated GND and power plane

In addition to the rapidly growing software ecosystem and web resources developing around the CC3000 WiFi module, Wicked Device is developing a set of tutorials to help the novice get their WildFire up and running. Check out the Wicked Device WildFire resource page.

@ken_rother


Egg Dust Sensor boards

Posted: December 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: AQE, NewProduct | Comments Off

We did the first tun of dust sensor breakout boards yesterday, so I snapped a pic of some with my phone camera:DustSensorBoardsThe white connector is for the bus cable which runs to the main Egg sensor shield. The dust sensor itself (not pictured) screws into the top side of the shell.


New board: Power/ UI shield

Posted: August 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: AQE, NewProduct | Comments Off

Close followers of the Air Quality Egg project will have noticed that the indoor egg has no user controls, or for that matter any way to power it using a barrel jack. While not originally intended as part of the project, we felt it would be nice to be able to touch the enclosure and have an activity happen. A little bonus for our supporters who have waited so patiently. It also provides a good hacking opportunity for those who are so inclined.

This board provides power and a basic user interface, and will ship plugged into the indoor base station. It:

  • gives the egg 7-12V barrel jack power.
  • interfaces with the CapSense capacitative touch library. The aim is to be able to control the egg just by touching the outside.
  • It also has a backup a tactile switch, which will not be populated unless the final enclosure does not work with capacitive touch.
  • and finally, interfaces with an RGB LED

The design files are available on solderpad. This board is not yet in production, but of course we will be taking it there as soon as possible.


Two new products – transmitter and receiver

Posted: January 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: NewProduct, Wireless | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Announcing two new products, a 433 MHz transmitter+sensor, and a receiver shield, both available in our store. Both are designed for short range, power sensitive applications.

The transmitter and sensor combination makes it very easy to add both digital and analog remote sensing to your projects. It has modes for periodic and event based transmission. Sensor pads make it very easy to solder up to 4 sensors to each sensor. Range is up to 300′ line of sight. It is extremely power frugal, ideal for drop-and-forget sampling.

The receiver is simple, and gives you wireless capability on your ‘duino for under $10, the cheapest we have seen. Together they provide a short range wireless link and sensor package for under $25.

The make pages are:

We hope you enjoy them!