Is good things
Can you shared us the GitHub of this project?
I can’t find anything on Github, but there is a site where we can sign up to join the early access program: https://www.genericnode.com/
Just smiling to myself, looks like it is overreaching on some promises (but you never know) - clicked on the forum link and it brings you back to here
Any word on pricing? I’m trying to understand what appears to be a weather-proof enclosure around a light sensor, touch sensor, and temperature sensor. Those don’t seem all too useful unless you have some very small users that can fit inside that enclosure
25 USD in medium volume.
Light: The prototype shown on The Things Conference has a semi-transparent front that would let light through. (see my photo below)
Touch: Touch works through plastic. I have built a device that uses a touch sensor behind 1mm plastic. Many modern smart phones with touch support are weatherproof.
Temperature: Plastic does not block heat, so sensing temperature is no problem.
Wow indeed! That clears up all the question I had, thanks for that photo and the insight!
Double wow. Some of the developer boards test twice that. This is a dream come through for some and a nightmare for others, cause it will kill a lot of products in their cribs. If it performs as advertised and costs 25$ this thing is going to be raking cash
Any planning regarding this ?
Called competition, the high pricing of some devices is purely profiteering from a lack of competition and what is needed is a major shake up like this.
In an ideal world that would be the case. Make better cheaper devices, sell more raise profits. I am all for this. They should be so cheap that are almost disposable. Like headphones or batteries, use them for a year than replace them, or upgrade. The problem is that a lot of the applications will require industrial grade sensor, which will make the node expensive. But having such a cheap node as a base would help a lot. I wonder if there is any modularity planned for the near future. This would be awesome.