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Successor to Ciseco XRF slice of radio

Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:58 pm

Hello All,

Unfortunately Ciseco is no more. They had a wonderful remote sensor package based on TI1110.
Extremely low power sleep capability and lots of choices for sensors with nice API. Is there any successor to their material? I am looking for battery based RF weather sensors (temperature, pressure, humidity) with matching plugin board for RPI and a decent API (i.e. Python etc.)

Yes, I know there are ways to combine an arduino with a sensor board and RF board, and have a same stack attached to RPI to receive. But all these have way to many components eating battery. The C1110 with sensor was a near ideal solution. At my place it ran 2years with 2 AA cells outdoors and transmitted data.

Thanks for your feedback,

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Re: Successor to Ciseco XRF slice of radio

Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:54 am

2 years of operation from 2 x AA cells is Very impressive.

With a B/tooth 4.0+ enabled Pi there are a number of BLE sensors that have been cracked by smarter folk than me such as ... pberry-pi/ and
And with BLE coms you may even get better battery life too..

For pressure readings the BMP280 I2C module is popular and could be supported and queried with an esp8266 wifi enabled soc, with a little codeing experience it should not take too long to stitch the example sketches for a bmp280 sensor and wifi client together with a sleep for most of the day example so the device wakes, reads, sends, and sleeps again using the arduino ide with esp board support added.

Alternitively you could use an established firmware with sensor support such as ... figuration
the Wemos-D1 esp dev board and its accompanying shields are easy to use and plug together..

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