UPDATE: Setting upward mcThings platform
McThings modular sensor organisation runs on criterion lithium money batteries together with draws rattling piffling power, which agency no to a greater extent than weekly battery changes! The sensor modules (McModules) tin piece of employment inward sync together with you lot tin accept hit got equally many equally 250 of these McModules, all working inward synchrony piece connected to the Internet.
McModule 120 are tiny wireless 32-bit ARM processors
The encephalon of the McThings organisation is the McGateway, which bridges WiFi to Bluetooth Low Energy allowing the organisation to run for years on a unmarried money jail cellular telephone battery.
32-bit MCU Wi-Fi moduleThe corking affair well-nigh the McModules is that no programming is needed. The McModules utilization an object-oriented programming language, called McStudio IDE, that is rattling like together with then vb.net., together with then you're exclusively require a minimal amount of programming inward gild to hit rattling cool functions. Then, you lot tin utilization Losant integration to select sensor information to life.
the McGateway logs information inward csv spreadsheet format together with then tin hold upward imported into Excel
The McThings wireless sensor organisation also incorporates a unit of measurement called McDongle. The McDongle allows you lot to easily update the firmware of the McModules together with McGateway via Over-The-Air programming.
(29 mm/1.1 inch x 17 mm/0.7 inch x 4.6 mm/0.18 inch)
The McGateway circuit features an Ethernet port, a USB connecter port (for updates), a micro USB port (for power), WiFi ethernet selection, WPS WiFi pairing, an ESP-WROOM-02 WiFi module. By the way, the ESP-WROOM-02 module is based on the ESP8266 chip together with then you lot conk embedded inward this module TCP/IP network stacks, 10-bit ADC, together with HSPI/UART/PWM/I2C/I2S interfaces.
McDongle together with McModule 120 are well-nigh one-half the size of a AA batteryAs you lot tin come across from the motion painting above, the McThings organisation is rattling compact. Each McModule 120 is or together with then an inch long, one-half an inch broad together with one-half a centimeter thick (including the battery together with clip). Now that I know what McThings is, I'll hold upward testing out the McThings platform genuinely works. Stay tuned for Part 2!