SODAQ has created a matchbox sized Arduino solar powered micro-controller board called the Autonomo that is now available to back over on the Kickstarter website from just $25.
The Autonomo has been created as a modular system allowing you to choose the communication module which meets the needs of your project using a Bee slot that offers support for Wifi, GPRS/2G, 3G, LoRa, SigFox and Bluetooth.
Watch the video below to learn more about the new Autonomo micro-controller board and how it might be able to help with your next project. SODAQ explain why it created Autonomo :
“We believe you can save yourself a lot of time by being notified of important information. The information you want and need should come to you, magically. Having to go to your favorite surf spot to see how strong the wind is, or physically measuring how much water there still is in the well nearby your village, is a thing of the past.
The Autonomo is a matchbox sized powerhouse which uses the new Atmel Cortex M0+ 32bit microcontroller. We designed it to be autonomous (self-sufficient) by enabling it to be powered by a smartphone sized solar panel. It will enable you to create devices that will notify you about anything.
The new M0+ processor packs computing power which is comparable to the first Mac. It will make you wonder why you ever used anything else. We also have created a Grove shield for you to use with all of your favorite Grove modules (sensors and actuators).
Our goal was to create a device which would be able to run indefinitely using solar generated power. Leveraging our years of experience in creating low powered devices, the Autonomo has been created to run efficiently and with extremely low power consumption.”
For more information on the new Autonomo jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below and to make a pledge from just $25. You might also be interested in building an Arduino wind speed meter which offers an easy way to start tracking the strength of the wind in your area in mph
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