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Wireless Arduino with 1km Range. WiSTiCK – Wireless Sensor Networks with Arduino. Following my last post about IoT and WSN networks, i would like to introduce you a new tool for your first open source WSN.

WiSTiCK – Wireless Sensor Networks with Arduino

The idea came from where most of my ideas come, a personal need. But i also wanted to make it easily available to all of you so i decided to make it open source and enthusiast friendly. So, i am proudly introducing The WiStick. What is WiStick? The WiStick is a microcontroller board based on ATMEGA32u4, runs at 3.3V and 8MHz. It has 14 digital input/output pins, 6 analog inputs, a hardware serial port (UART), a USB interface, working independent from the serial port (we use this for programming and debugging purposes), mounting holes for pin headers and screws.

SparqEE CELLv1.0: Cellular made easy (Arduino/Pi/+) by SparqEE. Thanks to everyone who believed in this project and helped in it's success!

SparqEE CELLv1.0: Cellular made easy (Arduino/Pi/+) by SparqEE

In the future, check out our website to get details on this and other projects: SparqEE: Also, a BIG thanks to all those in the media who helped us get where we are today! And a few pieces of media in other languages (I hope they say good things) The CELLv1.0 uses a 2G+3G chipset, which means it will use 3G primarily worldwide and only fall back to 2G if 3G is unavailable.Question: Why are 2G (GSM/GPRS) devices less expensive?

RadioBlock: Simple Radio for Arduino or any Embedded System by Eric Gnoske. Just finding out about RadioBlocks?

RadioBlock: Simple Radio for Arduino or any Embedded System by Eric Gnoske

Be sure to check the updates for more real-life examples, range testing results, and an overview of all the rewards! So who's behind RadioBlocks? A group of engineers who have worked on many aspects of low-power radio devices. A group of engineers who time & time again saw customers coming to us with similar requests, but with no way for us to easily fill them. So we created RadioBlocks to allow people to easily drop a radio link into their project, hence "RadioBlocks" - A simple to use radio building block.

Sure there are lots of radio boards out there. See update #2 for complete details! Meet MICO, Arduino users' new best friend by Igor Ramos. The Kickstarter is over, but you can still...

Meet MICO, Arduino users' new best friend by Igor Ramos

At a Glance, MICO: Is an Aduino shield. Wi-Fi for Everything. Spark Core: Wi-Fi for Everything (Arduino Compatible) by Spark Devices. Flutter: $20 Wireless Arduino with half mile (1km) range. by Flutter Wireless. Flutter is a wireless electronics development platform based on Arduino.

Flutter: $20 Wireless Arduino with half mile (1km) range. by Flutter Wireless

With over 3200ft (1km) of usable range, a powerful ARM processor, and integrated encryption, Flutter makes it easy for you to build projects that communicate across the house, across the neighborhood, and beyond. Whether you want to check the temperature of a beer-brewing setup, have your mailbox send you a text message when the mailman arrives, control a swarm of flying robots, or just turn on your lights with your phone, Flutter gives you the range, power, and flexibility to do it. We’re not just building circuit boards though. Our goal is simple: make it easier for engineers, makers, builders, and hackers to go farther with their projects than ever before.

Even if it's their first time. Creating Flutter networks is easy, even if it’s just two boards. Multiple options Building wireless projects shouldn’t have to be expensive. Flutter Basic ($20)Still under development, the Flutter basic is tiny and simple. Range. Flutter Wireless - Arduino with 1km+ range via Kickstarter. MTS – You Dream. We Create. URUK WiFi Router Module (Arduino Compatible) by PNW Networks.

Announcing URUK b/g/n router WiFi Module , a complete router in small package with built in Arduino compatible MCU (Atmega32u4), the WiFi setup , security and the entire network stack is handled by the URUK router module so it will take all the heavy lifting from the MCU , no external library required for the setup it all can be done through any web browser or through Serial command from the MCU, the wife chip used on the router is Ralink-rt5350f , the user can adjust the TX power setting based on the project requirement and the router module support auto channel selection based on the channels utilization and noise floor the WiFi router module is FCC and CE approved . * The final product will have an EMI board level shielding cover the RF section of the wireless module .

URUK WiFi Router Module (Arduino Compatible) by PNW Networks

URUK router module support the following operation mode :- Ethernet Client : in the mode the URUK WiFi router will act as an Ethernet client allowing the MCU to connect to any resource on the network . OpenSource RF - Home. Shrunk down an Arduino to the size of a finger-tip! by Open Source RF. RFduino: A finger-tip sized, Arduino compatible, wireless enabled microcontroller, low cost enough to leave in all of your projects!

Shrunk down an Arduino to the size of a finger-tip! by Open Source RF

The RFduino has Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy built-in, which enables it to wirelessly talk to any smartphone that has Bluetooth 4.0. Currently we have several open source apps built for the iPhone which were used in our demos. Open source Android apps are next. The RFduino has a Nordic 32 bit ARM Cortex-M0 processor, so it has more power then the UNO, however it still runs the same, simple Arduino code the UNO runs, so there is no need to learn any new programming language or environment.

Your standard Arduino sketches run on the RFduino. ExtraBee Open-Source Radio Module by Jeremy Willden. There are a lot of radio modules out there, but few of them allow you to customize the firmware inside.

ExtraBee Open-Source Radio Module by Jeremy Willden

We started this project so we could have a radio module to use with our Arduino and other projects, but with the ability for anyone to customize the firmware for their own projects. We're big fans of open source, so we're using an Atmel processor so we can make it compatible with the Arduino development environment, and we used an Atmel 802.15.4/Zigbee chip. Check out the forum on and register so you can participate in the community. We're going to host the open-source firmware on github, as soon as it's ready for you to use. The hardware will be open sourced as well (complete design files), so the design will be completely open-source.