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A simple need to know when i haven't drank enough water has morphed into a desire for an open wifi accelerometer platform that can be programmed to do anything. Cheap, Simple, Small, Ultra Low Power. Fully open for improvements or integration into other projects.
Imagine having something the size of a quarter that upon certain programmed movement, woke up, jumped on the WIFI and did your bidding. lets you know that, it emails you "hey someone stole your bike", texts you, "hey it's been three hours since the water bottle i have been strapped to has moved, DRINK SOME WATER!!!." There are some many possibilities and since it's all open the public has complete control to improve, refine and create some novel solutions. Any Collaborators are welcome as i only have about 15 days, I am more of a hobbiest EE, and this project is awesome. Otherwise we will see what happens

I realize now that i had the wrong chip. the ATSAMW23G18-MD1. is the 802.11 module.

Digikey has the Dev board available on the 08/20 so untill then we are working with a SAMD21 MCU and a CC3000 Wifi Chip.

Looks like it is now 11/27! man they can't hit a ship date... atleast it's my birthday.

  • 1 × MMA8452Q Accelerometer Semiconductors and Integrated Circuits / Misc. Semiconductors and Integrated Circuits
  • 1 × SMT RED LED low Power
  • 1 × 16mhz crystal
  • 1 × Wifi chip antenna
  • 1 × Coin cell

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  • Downsizing

    Chaz08/24/2014 at 07:05 0 comments

    no, i'm not laying off my colaborator, just shrinking the chip.

    since atmel can't get thier act together and get me the awesome wireless chip I may as well use an attiny with a usb bootloader. so switching to the Attiny 1634. still has i2C and SPI and 16k flash, Plus.... a internal thermometer! yay bonus! and the package it waaay smaller, 4x4. whoo.

  • W23 Dev Boards Delayed, Again...

    Chaz08/20/2014 at 12:59 0 comments

    The SAMW23 dev boards are delayed until 11/27/14 so i guess i will just design with the other wifi chip.

    An alternative would be to grab a accelerometer with a MCU in it but I feel going away from the D21 architecture would be a mistake if eventually i want to use the new chip. So rev-01 will be a little larger than planned but should still work great for most applications. I'll get going on that board design.

  • Got it Wired Up!

    Chaz08/18/2014 at 22:54 0 comments

    At least the accelerometer is. and granted it's only 5 wires. but great none the less.

    ooh, i didn't know i could upload photos... peachy.

    And also a pretty bad phone video. 


  • Wifis and Accelerometers are here

    Chaz08/14/2014 at 18:42 0 comments

    The CC3000 wifi breakout and the MMA8452Q Accelerometer break out are here. Yay. The accelerometer uses I2C and the CC3000 uses SPI. fun huh? i am excited when i get the all in one chip and can reduce the complexity. I am really liking the simplicity of the accelerometer. Very few pins are needed to power, talk to, and get interrupts. plus they all run off ~1.6-3.6Vdc

    Nice low power.  I just added Josh to the Github calaborators group. hopefully we will get some code brewing soon.

  • Dev board is here

    Chaz08/13/2014 at 06:02 0 comments

    got my samd21 dev board up and running. now i need the sensors.

    Digikey says the wifi dev board is supposed to be available on 8/20. here's hoping.

  • Got a colaborator

    Chaz08/11/2014 at 16:27 0 comments

    I Managed to get a colleague interested in helping with the programming so i can focus on board layout for the smaller version. its been 3+ years since I've done board layout so let's see how easy it is to jump into Ki-Cad.

    His Name is Josh E. say Hi

  • So this is where everything goes...

    Chaz08/08/2014 at 14:43 0 comments

    So after my big mistake i am trying to find a good wifi and controller solutions. I still think i will plan on using a SAM D21 ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU controller but until the Soc package with integrated wifi comes i will just have to put the items together externally. but what is the closest thing to the wifi module they planned on having integrated in the ATSAMW23G18-MD2 (it just says atmel Wifi, which doesn't exist.?  I'll order things today.

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Gabriel wrote 08/15/2014 at 03:54 point
I hate you... (not really)... I haul to work everyday a gallon of water.
Sometimes Im so busy i forget to drink water only to realize it when my head hurts.

I thought of the exact same thing about a month ago. I was planning on using a PIC (obviously) and a accelerometer + a piezo buzzer. The PIC would run a timer based RTC and beep every 20 mins to remind me to drink.

No IoT on my project though.
Seing your project made me think just a pressure switch on the bottom of my thermos would do the trick, or another piezo that triggers when the water is placed back on the table.

Now i HAVE to build it.

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