This campaign has closed but has been relisted. You can view the new listing here: 900MHz Explorer Board for Edison (Round 4).

900MHz Explorer Board for Edison

Progress

200% Funded
200% Funded
60 Backers
Ended 8 Months Ago

$74.33
+ shipping

100 reserved of 50 minimum

Product Details

Name
900MHz Explorer Board for Edison
Brand/Manufacturer
Enhanced Radio Devices LLC
Mfr. Part #
EXPLORE900-E
Product Description

The 900MHz Explorer board is an adapter board for the the Intel Edison development board. The Explorer board can communicate over sub 1-GHz frequencies using digital modes, allowing you to collect data from (and control) the wireless devices around you. Since the Edison runs Linux, you can write your RF software in any language you want. Our fully featured Python libraries will get you started quickly, and we support common Open Source rf libraries such as rfcat.

The Explorer board is fully open-source, and we're actively building out our example projects. We're making it easy to connect to the 900MHz devices you already have, like Z-Wave, sub-1GHz Zigbee, and custom protocols.

Boards will ship in January 2017.

Project Ideas:

  • Use rfcat to detect nearby 868MHz/915MHz devices and interact with them
  • Create a Bluetooth to 915MHz bridge that fits in your pocket
  • Send text over the 900MHz band, without cellular service
  • Communicate with Z-Wave devices
  • Create a 900MHz Zigbee to WiFi adapter
  • Read data off of wearable health and fitness monitors

Specifications:

  • General purpose ISM band transceiver
  • 915MHz US ISM and 868MHz EU License Exempt
  • Versatile wireless development board for prototyping
  • Up to 10dBm output power (10 mW)
  • Receive sensitivity as low as -110dBm
  • Up to 500kBaud data rate
  • On board trace antenna
  • UMCC antenna connector for external power amplifier and/or antenna
  • Usable with Intel Edison or stand-alone
  • Includes USB Host and UART ports for Edison
  • Intel Edison Library controls frequency, transmission control, communications protocol and more
  • On-board LiPo battery charger
  • Open hardware design

Intel Edison Software Library: https://github.com/EnhancedRadioDevices/915MHzEdisonExplorer_SW
rfcat port: https://github.com/EnhancedRadioDevices/rfcat
CC111x Firmware: https://github.com/EnhancedRadioDevices/subg_rfspy
Open Hardware Design Files: https://github.com/EnhancedRadioDevices/915MHzEdisonExplorer

RF Explorer with Edison
(Intel Edison Module not included)

Why GroupGet?

This board has sparked amazing interest during our Early Access program. We have worked out all of the bugs, and are already to take this product to market. We need your support to help finance a manufacturing run to reduce costs and make the 900MHz Explorer Board available to everybody!

Purchase Information

Unit Deliverable
You will receive one (1) 900MHz Explorer board, assembled and ready to connect to your Intel Edison
Unit Price
$74.33
Campaign Part #
GG-P-273
Availability
Not available / campaign funded, end date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 21:18:00 -0800
Factory Lead Time

4 Weeks


Options and Add-Ons

Lithium Ion Battery - 850mAh

$9.99

3.7v 850mAh Battery, standard 2-pin JST-PH connector - 2mm spacing between pins

Battery

Intel EDI2.SPON.AL.S Edison Compute Module

$64.99

Designed for expert makers, entrepreneurs, and some industrial IoT applications, the Intel® Edison compute module provides ease-of-development for a range of prototyping projects or commercial ventures when performance matters.

Edison

Coaxial SMA to UMCC Female

$11.99

Cable Assembly Coaxial SMA to UMCC Female to Female 1.37mm OD Coaxial Cable 7.87" (200mm)

SMA Connector

824MHz ~ 960MHz Antenna

$16.99

892MHz, 1.9GHz CDMA, GSM, UMTS Whip, Tilt RF Antenna 824MHz ~ 960MHz, 1.71GHz ~ 2.17GHz 2dBi, -0.1dBi Connector, SMA Male Connector Mount

Antenna

s7rubicon - Orange - Shallow Cover

$44.00

Rubicon is a modular enclosure system specifically designed to help deploy and protect your projects in style. It is IP67 water- and dustproof, supports glands and conduit fittings and is designed to be installed just about anywhere.

The baseplate of this Rubicon Accessory is modified to line up with the explorer board's holes.

Get more information on the Rubicon Product Page here

Rubicon Image

How it works

This is a group buy campaign that needs to acquire at least the stated minimum amount of pledges from backers like you before the Unit Deliverable and any Add-Ons ship. We do not charge anyone until the Progress above hits 100% or greater, otherwise there is no charge. All campaign products are vetted as existing and functional so your order will be fulfilled within the Factory Lead Time if the campaign succeeds. Please see our FAQ page for more details on our billing process.

  • 1101026?v=3
    spaceneedle

    I have just created the GroupGet for 900MHz Explorer Board for Edison!

    Post last edited: 9 months ago

  • 1101026?v=3
    spaceneedle

    Thanks everyone for helping us make our funding goal! We still have 12 days left!

  • 1101026?v=3
    spaceneedle

    @lukasz-kaniowski Yes, it will do 868MHz as well!

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    GroupGets

    Almost there! Please note that we have started billing. And to people who backed early, note that we added an optional enclosure accessory (at the bottom of the campaign page) that will have a mounting plate drilled for the Explorer board's pattern. More info on the enclosure can be found here: https://groupgets.com/manufacturers/s7-io