We did the first tun of dust sensor breakout boards yesterday, so I snapped a pic of some with my phone camera:The 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.
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.
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 make pages are:
We hope you enjoy them!