Building A Wireless Sensing Infrastructure
Our two main requirements for choosing a sensor node design were cost per unit — since low costs allow experimentation with large numbers of nodes — and immediate availability.
Design of the Sense/Stage MiniBee
Our design goals were:
- Low cost
- Small form factor
- Flexible sensor conﬁguration
- Usable for control of motors, LEDs, and other actuators.
- Operable in large groups (10+ nodes)
- Long battery life
- Ease of use
- Programmable, so that the board can take care of more logic and processing of data, if desired by the user