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  • RasWIK - Raspberry Pi Wireless Inventors Kit (CIS-S005)

    Product description

    The Wireless Inventors Kit for the Raspberry Pi (RasWIK) is an exciting and affordable addition to the Raspberry Pi.  RasWIK demonstrates that with our leading edge technology anyone (and we mean anyone) can build wireless sensors and actuators , you do not need huge experience, a degree or even any tools. We show you even how to connect the devices you build to “the Internet of Things” (IoT) service providers such as Xively. 

    Getting started is just 5 simple steps:

    • 1. Insert the preconfigured SD card to your Pi
    • 2. Plug in the Slice of Radio to the GPIO connector
    • 3. Turn on the Pi
    • 4. Power the XinoRF development board
    • 5. Launch the Python based example application on your Pi
    • That's it!........you are now past step one of your journey to wireless nirvana :)

    You can build wireless devices in just a matter of minutes.  All the code is fully Open Source, you can use, modify and even sell your own products based on this kit. 

    There are 29 fully documented projects. The 17 hardware projects take you from very basic sensors, actuators and light controls to more complicated ones that include measuring temperature and light levels. The 12 fully completed software projects show you how to do more sophisticated stuff, including posting your measurements on the Internet. 

    Out of the box all the hardware is configured to start you off without you writing a single line of code.  The kit comes complete with an SD card image that has starter software and a fully configured Pi operating system already installed.  The devices you make are even interoperable with our off the shelf wireless devices.

    In a review of RasWIK in the October 2013 issue of Custom PC , Gareth Halfacree (co author of the Raspberry Pi manual) said: "It provides possibly the simplest platform for experimenting with wireless sensor networks I’ve ever seen."

    RasWIK  won an outstanding 5 tux in Linux Format,  saw a 4 page spread in Raspberry Pi geek and has had a number of other reviews. In every review, RasWIK comes out to be an excellent way to learn more about your Pi and wireless sensing.

    The youngest WIKer we know of is just 8 years old! If he can do it, you can too :)

    Here is a 17 minute video of a presentation on RasWIK we gave at the Cambridge Raspberry Jam on 21 September 2013. 

    Features:

    • Starter examples require no soldering
    • Comes with plug in wires and a solderless breadboard
    • 4Gb SD card image (saves you lots of Pi configuration)
    • Examples use LLAP to drive the devices (LLAP devices can be mixed with our out the box wireless devices)
    • Made in the UK

    Technical data

    What's in the kit: 1 x Ciseco Slice of Radio,  1 x Ciseco XinoRF development board,  1 x 4Gb SD card with Pi OS and sample software,  1 x USB cable,  1 x Small breadboard,  5 x Red LED,  5 x Yellow LED,  5 x Green LED, 1xBlue LED, 1 x Transistor, 1 x Diode,  10 x 10K Resistor,  20 x 470R Resistor,  1 x Light Dependant Resistor (light sensor), 1 x Thermistor (temperature sensor),  1 x Piezo sounder,  3 x Push buttons,  Jump wire (assorted colours), Length of hook up wire.

    Downloads

    All the software you need is on the SD card that ships with the kit but if you'd like to download the python application or a previous version, the files are located at http://files.ciseco.co.uk/WIK/

    The software is updated each time there is a new version and as you start the application on your Raspberry Pi. 

    Documentation

    http://www.openmicros.org/index.php/articles/81-xrf-projects/296-raspberry-pi-wireless-inventors-kit

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    £39.95
  • SRF Shield - Instant Wireless Networking for Arduino (CIS-R017)

    Product description

    The SRF shield is a low power wireless transceiver aimed at building wireless sensors and actuators. It’s a plug and play add-on for all Arduino style prototyping boards. It’s exceptionally easy to use and will work out the box with no configuration. Achieving greater range at lower power than WiFi, Zigbee and Bluetooth, the company sees such technology being the final enabler of many Internet of Things ideas.

    Features:

    • Range: 100m – with the on-board chip antenna or upto 1000m using an external antenna
    • Air data rate: 250Kbps over the air (can be changed)
    • Serial data rate: 115,200bps (can be changed)
    • Proven technology: Over 40 million hours in the field
    • Encryption: 128 bit AES (turned off by default)
    • Different networks: 65,000 (selectable PANID)
    • Network types: Point to point, point to multipoint, multipoint to point and multipoint to multipoint.
    • Thousands of software examples: Any Arduino project that uses the XBee for serial comms will work the same.
    • Over the air programming: You can program your Arduino straight from the IDE without any hardware hacks or screamer software.
    • Jumper free uploads: No need to remove the shield, change jumpers or flip switches when doing uploads (most XBee shields do).
    • Supports LLAP: LLAP is the worlds easiest way to talk to Internet of Things nodes. Example sketches can be downloaded for free, this means you can build and sell your own IoT devices which can be networked with off the shelf products.a

    Technical data

    Dimensions: 69mm x 53.5mm x 12mm

    Downloads

    Datasheet: Datasheet here
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    £9.10
  • Pi-Lite - Lots of LEDs for the Raspberry Pi (PiLite Red) (CIS-B040)

    Product description

    The Pi Lite is a large LED matrix display for scrolling text and graphics. It's an exciting way to get a Raspberry Pi to do something physical and fun. It's an easy plug in add on, so no soldering or special skills are required.

    The Pi Lite mixes the highly popular Arduino "Lots of LED's" shield by Jimmy Rogers with the world of the Raspberry Pi. Using standard serial communications (@9600bps), it's really simple to send text and graphics to the 126 LED's. The matrix is powered from an ATMega328p processor which means all the processing of driving the 126 LED's is off loaded from the Pi's processor. This frees the Pi's processor and GPIO for other functions.

     

    Video 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=VpGx1KSqVbM

     

    Video 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=3MKCH2ytzdQ

    • Fun and practical (perhaps display your emails or tweets in real time, scroll messages that can be seen at a distance)
    • Open source firmware (you can build in extra functions if you desire)
    • Multi function - Scroll text, bargraph, VU meter & graphics (all easy to use by sending just simple text strings)
    • Based on the Jimmy Rogers LOL shield (well tried, tested and supported)
    • 14 x 9 matrix of LEDs (for text or graphics)
    • It's serial so can be used with any TTL micro, radio (eg XRF) or PC interface (for example the popular FTDI cable)
    If you are not yet convinced, we have a Pi-Lite emulator (written in Python), so you can try before you buy.

    Features:

    • On board ATMega328p
    • High quality gold plated PCB
    • 126 Red LEDS (a White version is also available)
    • Data is driven by the Pi serial UART (you may need to setup your serial port, see below docs).
    • Runs at 5 volts off the Pi supply (49ma max)
    • Preloaded software, can be used out of the box to display the following
      • Scrolling Text (speed variable)
      • Bar Graph (vertical 14 bars)
      • VU Meter (horizontal 2 bars)
      • Frame buffer (for graphics and animation)
      • Individual Pixels (turn them on, off or toggle)
    • Pre-built / Plug and Code
    • Ability to install 6 pin ISP or 6 pin FTDI Headers to the ATMega328P for firmware upgrades or your own sketches
    • ATMega328p analog pins are broken onto standard holes (just like the Jimmy Roger shield)
    • I2C from the ATMega328p is available on pins A4 and A5 for daisy chaining of Pi-Lite to create a bigger display
    • Made in the UK

    Technical data

    Dimensions: 85mm x 55mm x 13.7mm

    Low current consumption 49ma maximum

    Downloads

    Pre Loaded Arduino Sketch https://github.com/CisecoPlc/PiLite

    Documentation

    B040 - Pi-Lite UserGuide - http://openmicros.org/index.php/articles/94-ciseco-product-documentation/raspberry-pi/280-b040-pi-lite-beginners-guide

    Projects

    Twitter ticker for the Pi - http://openmicros.org/index.php/articles/94-ciseco-product-documentation/raspberry-pi/298-pilite-twitter-feed

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    £9.00
    £16.65
  • Pi-Lite - Lots of LEDs for the Raspberry Pi (PiLite White) (CIS-B041)

    Product description

    The Pi Lite is a large LED matrix display for scrolling text and graphics. It's an exciting way to get a Raspberry Pi to do something physical and fun. It's an easy plug in add on, so no soldering or special skills are required.

    The Pi Lite mixes the highly popular Arduino "Lots of LED's" shield by Jimmy Rogers with the world of the Raspberry Pi. Using standard serial communications (@9600bps), it's really simple to send text and graphics to the 126 LED's. The matrix is powered from an ATMega328p processor which means all the processing of driving the 126 LED's is off loaded from the Pi's processor. This frees the Pi's processor and GPIO for other functions.

     

    Video 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=VpGx1KSqVbM

     

    Video 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=3MKCH2ytzdQ

    • Fun and practical (perhaps display your emails or tweets in real time, scroll messages that can be seen at a distance)
    • Open source firmware (you can build in extra functions if you desire)
    • Multi function - Scroll text, bargraph, VU meter & graphics (all easy to use by sending just simple text strings)
    • Based on the Jimmy Rogers LOL shield (well tried, tested and supported)
    • 14 x 9 matrix of LEDs (for text or graphics)
    • It's serial so can be used with any TTL micro, radio (eg XRF) or PC interface (for example the popular FTDI cable)
    If you are not yet convinced, we have a Pi-Lite emulator (written in Python), so you can try before you buy.

    Features:

    • On board ATMega328p
    • High quality gold plated PCB
    • 126 White LEDS (a Red version is also available)
    • Data is driven by the Pi serial UART (you may need to setup your serial port, see below docs).
    • Runs at 5 volts off the Pi supply (49ma max)
    • Preloaded software, can be used out of the box to display the following
      • Scrolling Text (speed variable)
      • Bar Graph (vertical 14 bars)
      • VU Meter (horizontal 2 bars)
      • Frame buffer (for graphics and animation)
      • Individual Pixels (turn them on, off or toggle)
    • Pre-built / Plug and Code
    • Ability to install 6 pin ISP or 6 pin FTDI Headers to the ATMega328P for firmware upgrades or your own sketches
    • ATMega328p analog pins are broken onto standard holes (just like the Jimmy Roger shield)
    • I2C from the ATMega328p is available on pins A4 and A5 for daisy chaining of Pi-Lite to create a bigger display
    • Made in the UK

    Technical data

    Dimensions: 85mm x 55mm x 13.7mm

    Low current consumption 49ma maximum

    Downloads

    Pre Loaded Arduino Sketch https://github.com/CisecoPlc/PiLite

    Documentation

    B040 - Pi-Lite UserGuide - http://openmicros.org/index.php/articles/94-ciseco-product-documentation/raspberry-pi/280-b040-pi-lite-beginners-guide

    Projects

    Twitter ticker for the Pi - http://openmicros.org/index.php/articles/94-ciseco-product-documentation/raspberry-pi/298-pilite-twitter-feed

    Add to Cart
    £10.00
    £20.80
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