The ADRC Shield
Shields are boards that can be plugged on top of the Arduino printed circuit board (PCB) to extend its capabilities. We incorporated our Auto-Discovery Remote Control technology onto the ADRC Shield or just Shield for short. It communicates via 802.15.4 communications technology with the ADRC Hub because this radio gives longer range than Bluetooth and uses less power than Wi-Fi.
The ADRC Hub
The ADRC Hub or just Hub contains the other half of our Auto-Discovery Remote Control technology. It acts as a translator between Wi-Fi on the phone and the 802.15.4 radio on the ADRC Shield. Also it is able to run advanced apps such as a rules engine or an energy monitoring service which may be available in the future. And finally it will provide a secure interface to the Internet so that you can safely control your projects when you are away from home.
The Device Browser - DeB
The Device Browser or DeB for short, brings everything together into one coherent and easy to use system. Just as a web browser allows you to view any website, DeB allows you to interact with any ADRC device. DeB is a single app that runs on a smartphone and provides the ability for developers to create customised user interfaces without needing the skills, funds or time required to create a phone app. DeB comes with a set of device templates that work out of the box, allowing you to customise them to suit your needs. You will then enjoy learning and exploring how to create your own fully customised interface.
Potential uses for DeB:
- Make Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects that display their user interface on your smartphone
- Create projects that alert you when something happens via a notification on your phone
- Impress your friends by allowing them to tap their phones on your project and control it
- Store events and data emitted by your projects in a central database on the Hub
- Develop or install Raspberry Pi applications on the Hub
- Control legacy devices such as TVs, DVDs, Blu-ray, air conditioners via the Infrared Blaster
- Control and monitor simple appliances such as lamps, fans, coffee makers, heaters via one of their smart plugs
- Connect your projects together to do amazing things by creating rules. Rules can be written using Arduino’s coding language, Wiring and run on Arduino. For example, rules can designate the output of one device to become the input for another device. This requires a Wi-Fi shield and a separate Arduino to run the rules logic.
- Make toys, robots, and drones
- Turn your home into a smart home
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