Designed, built, and documented in-house at Parallax,
the ELEV- 8 quadcopter construction process is well-supported by Parallax’s online ELEV- 8 V2 Assembly Guide.
The ELEV- 8 Quadcopter was designed to be open
source, durable, modifiable, and repairable.
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LoRa Technology Wireless Module
Microchip Technology Inc.,
has announced the first
in a series of modules for
the LoRa™ technology
low data-rate wireless
which enables Internet
of Things (Io T) and
communication with a range of more than 10 miles
(suburban), a battery life of greater than 10 years, and the
ability to connect millions of wireless sensor nodes to LoRa
technology gateways. The 433/868 MHz RN2483 is a
European R&TTE Directive Assessed Radio Module,
accelerating development time while reducing development
costs. Additionally, it combines a small module form factor
of 17. 8 x 26. 3 x 3 mm with 14 GPIOs, providing the
flexibility to connect and control a large number of sensors
and actuators while taking up very little space.
The RN2483 comes with the LoRa WAN™protocol stack
so it can easily connect with the established and rapidly
expanding LoRa Alliance infrastructure — including both
privately managed local area networks (LANs) and telecom-operated public networks — to create Low Power Wide Area
Networks (LPWANs) with nationwide coverage. This stack
integration also enables the module to be used with any
microcontroller that has a UART interface. Additionally, the
RN2483 features Microchip’s simple ASCII command
interface for easy configuration and control.
With its scalability, robust communication, mobility, and
the ability to operate in harsh outdoor environments, the
RN2483 is well suited for a broad range of low data-rate
wireless monitoring and control designs. Example Io T and
M2M applications include: smart cities (street lights,
parking, traffic sensors), energy measurement
(electricity/water/gas smart meters), and
industrial/commercial/home automation (HVAC controls,
smart appliances, security systems, lighting).
The RN2483 will sell for $10.90 each in 1,000 unit
quantities. Development boards are expected to be
available for purchase in May.
Website: www.parallax.com Parallax
Website: www.microchip.com Microchip Technology, Inc.
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