Posted By Simon Montford on Nov 18, 2014
This product is clearly aimed at hackers, students and hobbyists who want to create their own connected devices (hence the below Kickstarter video, which features two geeks competing in a hackathon).
One of the contestants has an unfair advantage because he has wisely decided to utilize DeB rather than create everything from the ground up. The Kickstarter campaign has exceeded its goal so DeB will go into production. The system consists of three elements the Shield, Hub and DeB (see unboxing video below):
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:
Subscribe to our newsletter and you’ll receive product updates as well as the latest IOT news delivered straight to your inbox.
© Simon Montford (WEB3IOT), 2014-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Simon Montford and WEB3IOT with appropriate and specific direction to the original content at web3iot.com.