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Nanode Version 5 (London Hackspace Version)

by Monsonite, published

Nanode Version 5 (London Hackspace Version) by Monsonite Apr 1, 2011

Description

Nanode - A Network Application Node.

Nanode is like an Arduino but with ethernet/web connectivity.

It also supports easy to use wireless and wired networks.

It has been developed as a low cost tool to allow simple sensor networks to be developed.

It's the perfect platform for smart sensors, home automation, monitoring and control.

It's through hole construction and the use of socketed DIP ICs makes it easy to build for the home constructor.

It's been competetively priced so that it costs about the same as an Arduino (roughly $30 US, or £18).

Without the ethernet parts it's sub $20 and can be used as a low cost Arduino "work-alike". It's compatible with most Arduino shields.

It has some key advantages over the basic Arduino:

1. Built in ethernet controller
2. Unique MAC address ID
3. Supports external EEPROM/FRAM/SRAM/Flash device for increased data storage
4. Supports a simple wireless transceiver shield from Jee Labs.
5. Supports a local multi-drop serial bus for wired networks of Master/Slaves
6. Breadboard friendly I/O connectors bring all I/O out on a 0.1" pitch




This is the productionised version of the Nanode for the London Hackspace.

It's very much updated and includes a whole lot of new features.

1. SPI serial memory either SRAM, FRAM or EE for storing data and web pages,

2. Microchip MAC chip so that it has a unique MAC address.

3. Wireless Connectivity - plug a Jee Labs RFM12B module straight in to give a bi-directional wireless link.

4.Moves the reset switch to where you can get at it - side actuated

5. Moves the LED to where you can see it.

6.Improved connector for local power/comms bus with 4 pin screw terminal block. Makes for simple interconnection with 4 way telephone cable.

7. Adds the London Hackspace Logo, Pachube Logo and Arbour Wood Ltd details.

8. Adds Auto-reset (from FTDI cable).

9. Adds Virtual USB Vusb (Like Metaboard) for programming obdev.at/products/vusb/index.html
metalab.at/wiki/Metaboard

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John,

Thanks for your comment.

The JeeNodes ethernet board is virtually identical to the hardware used in Nanode. There is a slight difference in the chip select line to the ethernet controller, but Andrew Lindsay's code allows for this to be selected in software.

We've just started to post code to G
ithub along with our fellow developers at openenergymonitor.org here:

https://github.com/openenergym...

Or you can contact me directly by direct messaging me on twitter @monsonite, and I can elail you the Pachube Getter and Putter files.

Ken

I am interested in Andrew Lindsay's Arduino ENC28J60 Ethernet library as listed here:

http://blog.thiseldo.co.uk/?p=...

I have an equivalent hardware setup (3.3V Jeenode with JeeLabs EtherCard). I see the library
http://blog.thiseldo.co.uk/wp-... comes with some examples including a Pachube reader. I'm hoping to find a Pachube writer (putter?) Can anyone point me to an example sketch using
Andrew's library, for uploading to a Pachube feed? Thanks!

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Instructions

EagleCAD schematic and board files included enable this board to be made by pcb fab-house.

Zipped Gerbers also included

See the Project Wiki Page on the London Hackspace site for more information about this version.

wiki.hackspace.org.uk/wiki/Project:Nanode

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Monsonite on May 5, 2011 said:

John,

Thanks for your comment.

The JeeNodes ethernet board is virtually identical to the hardware used in Nanode. There is a slight difference in the chip select line to the ethernet controller, but Andrew Lindsay's code allows for this to be selected in software.

We've just started to post code to G
ithub along with our fellow developers at openenergymonitor.org here:

https://github.com/openenergym...

Or you can contact me directly by direct messaging me on twitter @monsonite, and I can elail you the Pachube Getter and Putter files.

Ken

Anonymous on May 5, 2011 said:

I am interested in Andrew Lindsay's Arduino ENC28J60 Ethernet library as listed here:

http://blog.thiseldo.co.uk/?p=...

I have an equivalent hardware setup (3.3V Jeenode with JeeLabs EtherCard). I see the library
http://blog.thiseldo.co.uk/wp-... comes with some examples including a Pachube reader. I'm hoping to find a Pachube writer (putter?) Can anyone point me to an example sketch using
Andrew's library, for uploading to a Pachube feed? Thanks!

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