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* Laser / Ultrasonic distance
 
* Laser / Ultrasonic distance
 
* Voltmeter / Simple Oscilloscope (?)
 
* Voltmeter / Simple Oscilloscope (?)
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* Geiger counter (might be too expensive)
  
 
== Other proposed extensions ==
 
== Other proposed extensions ==
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* USB Hub
 
* USB Hub
 
* RJ45
 
* RJ45
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* SD Reader
  
 
== Mechanics ==
 
== Mechanics ==
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== Electronics ==
 
== Electronics ==
* a low cost, low power single chip processor with USB and ca. 8 x ADC (which one? Please go to discussion page)
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* a low cost, low power single chip processor with USB and ca. 8 x ADC (which one? Please go to [[Talk:Wishlist/Sensorbox|discussion page]])
 
* power comes through USB
 
* power comes through USB
 
* USB A/f so that the standard client cable can be connected
 
* USB A/f so that the standard client cable can be connected

Latest revision as of 21:33, 3 November 2008

During out SYSTEMS fair presentation, an idea was born: an external sensor box!

There is an initial discussion (in German):

http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=661&p=6966#p6966

Contents

[edit] Features

  • analog sensors
  • connected as USB (host)
  • battery extender (?)

[edit] Analog Sensors

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometer
  • Magnetic compass
  • Light intensity / Colorimeter
  • Laser / Ultrasonic distance
  • Voltmeter / Simple Oscilloscope (?)
  • Geiger counter (might be too expensive)

[edit] Other proposed extensions

These ideas go beyond the original Sensorbox idea but some of them can be easily added:

  • LED lamp
  • GPS Antenna
  • Battery pack
  • Camera
  • USB Hub
  • RJ45
  • SD Reader

[edit] Mechanics

There is currently some discussion if it should be a Jacket or an external box. Maybe just a bare PCB like the Debug Board? http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/download/file.php?id=51

[edit] Electronics

  • a low cost, low power single chip processor with USB and ca. 8 x ADC (which one? Please go to discussion page)
  • power comes through USB
  • USB A/f so that the standard client cable can be connected

[edit] Software

  • Device is addressed as a simple serial interface over USB
  • allows to switch on/off each sensor (so that power drainage can be controlled)
  • sends every 0.1 seconds a data block with latest data values
  • User-Interface runs on the Freerunner
Personal tools

During out SYSTEMS fair presentation, an idea was born: an external sensor box!

There is an initial discussion (in German):

http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=661&p=6966#p6966

Features

  • analog sensors
  • connected as USB (host)
  • battery extender (?)

Analog Sensors

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometer
  • Magnetic compass
  • Light intensity / Colorimeter
  • Laser / Ultrasonic distance
  • Voltmeter / Simple Oscilloscope (?)

Other proposed extensions

These ideas go beyond the original Sensorbox idea but some of them can be easily added:

  • LED lamp
  • GPS Antenna
  • Battery pack
  • Camera
  • USB Hub
  • RJ45

Mechanics

There is currently some discussion if it should be a Jacket or an external box. Maybe just a bare PCB like the Debug Board? http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/download/file.php?id=51

Electronics

  • a low cost, low power single chip processor with USB and ca. 8 x ADC (which one? Please go to discussion page)
  • power comes through USB
  • USB A/f so that the standard client cable can be connected

Software

  • Device is addressed as a simple serial interface over USB
  • allows to switch on/off each sensor (so that power drainage can be controlled)
  • sends every 0.1 seconds a data block with latest data values
  • User-Interface runs on the Freerunner