For those who came to my MS Ignite AU Intelligent Cloud booth session
Building Wireless Field Gateways
Connecting wireless sensor nodes to the cloud is not the mission it used to be, because the Azure team (and many OS projects) have developed tooling which can help hobbyist and professional developers build solutions. How could you build a home scale robust, reliable and secure solution with off the shelf kit without blowing the budget?
BoM (all prices as at Feb 2016)
- Sparkfun Transceiver Breakout nRF24L01+(RP-SMA) USD19.95 NZD30.00
- Adafruit Perma-Proto Hat for Pi Mini Kit – No EEPROM USD4.95 NZ7.00
You will also need some short lengths of wire and a soldering iron.
For those who want an “off the shelf” solution (still requires a minor modification for interrupt support) I have used the Raspberry Pi to NRF24l01+ Shield USD9.90
Instructions for modifications and software to follow.