A project log for Open SolarMote

A perpetually running wireless sensor mote.

dhqdhq 05/16/2017 at 23:280 Comments

The main idea behind the solar mote is to affix it permanently on key locations inside a greenhouse.

The PCB is held between two plastic enclosure pieces. The sensors are mounted on the mote headers.

Below is a mock-up of the design together with the assembled mote. The solar panel is mounted on the other side.

The plan is to use a hub based on an RPI. The range on the radios tested on the lowest power level is ~22 m.