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Offline danicampora

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The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level
« on: April 16, 2015, 09:44:08 am »
Hello!

Please check out this new Kickstarter campaign:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wipy/the-wipy-the-internet-of-things-taken-to-the-next
 
The IoT development platform that runs Python in real time, and features the perfect blend of power, friendliness and flexibility.
 

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Re: The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015, 11:22:13 am »
Hi mojo-chan!

Thanks for your feedback. We worked hard on the hardware and software before going to Kickstarter, and like you said, we are focusing on the core of the product and only offering the goals that we can surely deliver.

Cheers,

Daniel
 

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Re: The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015, 11:31:43 am »
I agree with mojo-chan, very well done.

Just a couple of questions:

Will the WiPy support adhoc WiFi connections? That is, would it be able to connect directly to an Android phone without the need to connect to a server?

Will the WiPy have full CE radio certification?
 

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Re: The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2015, 11:55:30 am »
Hi deephaven,

1. Yes, it fully supports WiFi-Direct (also called P2P and ad-hoc), so it can connect directly to smartphones for example.
2. It will, depending on the final amount pledged. We will put it on the campaign as one of the stretch goals. Getting FCC and CE certifications is a bit expensive, that's why.

 

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Re: The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2015, 12:02:54 pm »
Interesting device; might hit a sweetspot.

What's the transmit power, antenna, and rough range?
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Re: The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2015, 12:11:37 pm »
Hi deephaven,

1. Yes, it fully supports WiFi-Direct (also called P2P and ad-hoc), so it can connect directly to smartphones for example.
2. It will, depending on the final amount pledged. We will put it on the campaign as one of the stretch goals. Getting FCC and CE certifications is a bit expensive, that's why.

Thanks for your answers, danicampora. Yes, I know all about how expensive it is to get FCC and CE certification! Maybe you could think about getting some precompliance testing. This would help in incorporating you device into another product which would have to be tested anyway even if your device was certified.

 

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Re: The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2015, 12:35:47 pm »
@tggzzz:
Max transmit power is +18dBm, and can be adjusted to save power. Indoor range is the same as most WiFi routers. The antenna is this one:
http://www.fractus.com/sales_documents/FR05-S1-N-0-001/UM_FR05_S1_N_0_001.pdf

But you can also connect an external one using the on-board U.FL connector.

@deephaven:
Thanks for the tip :-)
 

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Re: The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2015, 02:18:42 pm »
I don't need it, but seems like a nice product! If I'd need it in the future - I would go for C programming, so maybe think about this path too! Other than that, thanks for contributing to the world of electronics :-+
 

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Re: The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2015, 06:51:04 pm »
The only issue I see is that you might have set your funding goal a little low, but I think you'll easily surpass it. I really like it. Good work!! 
 

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Re: The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2015, 08:01:04 am »
@ cleaningOut:
The CC3200 has no DAC, only an ADC of which 3 channels are available in the WiPy.
 


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