Wireless low power Arduino

11. ledna 2016

Wireless Arduino

Warduxere is project to replace IQRF modules. It is designed to be compatible with arduino. The base of HW is microcontroller Atmega328 and wireless chip SI4432.

3D view

3D view of wireless low power arduino:
warduxere 3D view

Requirements

My requirements for the device:

  • small&compact
  • extra low power - long battery powered
  • mesh network
  • low bit rate
  • true no licentious need
  • simple implementation

Source

Source code are on GitHub:
https://github.com/josefjebavy/warduxere
The PCB released as Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0.

Warduxere (old name was Warduino) was awarded the prize in a magazine for the design of electronic journals PE-AR.

warduxere 3D view

First try

For first try is only required:

  • Arduino
  • Wireless
  • USB serial convertor
arduino wireless usb-serial

Connection

Connect with USB serial converter:
wireless arduino connection

Fist prototype

bottom:
warduxere bottom
Photo from top side, CPU:
warduxere cpu
final device with wireless:
warduxere wireless

Schema


warduxere-schema-small.png
Click for download PDF file with Schema.

Specifications

  • Power: DC 3,4-6V
  • Frequency wireless communication: 433MHz
  • Range: up to 900 m
  • Consumption run mode 5 mA; broadcasting 10 mA; sleep 10uA
  • The dimensions is 25x25mm
  • Communication Interface: serial, 3.3V
  • Development is possible on any OS and non-x86 PC
  • Arduino compatible

Presentation

Here you can download a PDF file with my presentation Low Power Wireless Arduino of the event Arduino Day 2016 Prague, which took place on April 2, 2016 at Mathematics and Physics Faculty of Charles University . It is in czech language.

The series of articles with Warduxere:Realization of wireless programmable modules (in Czech language).

Instruction: How to make wireless low power Arduino