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Hexiwear and Nokia’s Open Ecosystem
Posted by Lana Vulic on 26 May 2017 10:41 AM

Nokia has a new project platform we thought you will be interested in, called Open Ecosystem Network. You can join an existing project or find a challenge to fulfill. Hexiwear is the best stepping stone you could ask for in a contest like this one.

So, what is it all about?

“Open Ecosystem Network is an open, cloud-based, social & mobile co-creation environment.”

It’s a platform for creating innovative and exciting projects that lead us to the world of tomorrow.

You can use the Hexiwear for a project similar to the ones submitted on the Nokia community. Browse through a few to get a general idea. It goes from IoT ideas for waste and resource efficiency, to 5G for sports and breaking language barriers.

Now, considering the number of click boards we have in the sensor range (more than 90), you can use Hexiwear with the Docking Station and create something close to the projects we have on our Learn platform. We have a really informational post about Hexiwear and GSM communication that you can check out. For that particular tutorial, we used the GMS 4 click.

Win a free Hexiwear

Participate in the contest and find out if your idea is as good as you think. Hexiwear is going to be the friend you need. Use it in your project, and we will choose the best one and reward it with a free Hexiwear.

For more information about Hexiwear, see the official website.

Yours sincerely,

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Making your own drone with GNSS click
Posted by Lana Vulic on 27 March 2017 01:53 PM

A project on uses GNSS click to build a semi-autonomous drone. The click plays its part as a GPS receiver.

Read the whole tutorial to see the necessary code, GPS and IMU sensors wiring and more.

The next installment of this tutorial will teach you how to add motor control to the device so that the drone can take flight and fulfill its purpose.

You can start with the video, to see the half-done drone in action. Don’t expect to see it flying yet, it still needs a motor. But what you can see is GNSS click locating the device on google maps.

Better coverage with both GPS and GLONASS satellites

GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo are the three main parts of the GNSS system. At any time there are six to twelve satellites above the horizon that can be used to calculate a position. A GNSS receiver needs at least four satellites to get the necessary information: latitude, longitude, and altitude. The simple conclusion being that the more satellites there are, the more accurate the results will be.

The latest GPS satellite in orbit weighs around 1,400kg. That is the weight of an average midsized car. Imagine a Toyota Prius moving through space, at the speed of several kilometers per second.

GNSS click

GNSS click carries the L86 module from Quectel, with an integrated patch antenna. It has a UART interface and runs on a 3.3V power supply.

With its ultra low power consumption of 20mA in tracking mode, it fits the IoT field like a glove.

For more information on the GNSS click, see the product page.

You can also take a look at the GSM/GNSS 2 click if you want to add mobile connectivity to your project as well.

Yours Sincerely,

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mikroBUS™ sockets, click boards™ and clicker boards in an IoT Kit
Posted by Lana Vulic on 21 February 2017 01:44 PM

Put three click boards™ in a box, two clicker boards, two mikroBUS™ sockets, and a development board — sounds like a recipe for a MikroElektronika IoT party.

The Creator Ci40 Kit is intended for IoT Cloud computing kind of projects. So, without further ado, here is what the kit contains:

mikroBUS™ socket revolution

The mikroBUS™ socket is now on more than 30 development boards. Once something as practical and simple as this gains momentum there’s no stopping it.

And with the number of click boards™ increasing every day, adding new functionality to your project has never been so easy.

The Creator Ci40 board carries two mikroBUS™ sockets. Of course, since it is designed for the IoT world it has low power consumption.

click boards™ in the kit

If you use the three click boards™ in the kit, you’ll have a relay, a temperature sensor, and a motion sensor. How you combine and use them is up to you and your desires. But this doesn’t mean you can’t add other click boards™ of your choice.

BLE2 click carries an RN4020 module from Microchip and it will seamlessly add Bluetooth Low Energy to your device.

UV click will let you know if the levels of ultraviolet radiation are too high, and RTC 6 click will help you keep track of time.

Take a look at our click boards™ range in the shop, and choose something that suits you and your future project the most.

Yours Sincerely,

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