Node – remotely controlled sensors for anything you can imagine


Variable Technologies is developing a new device about the size of a roll of quarters. Dubbed the Node it can be used for just about any job you could muster up. The Node is a Bluetooth enabled device that has interchangeable modules. You will have to use a different module for each type of task but you can remotely control them (or a multiple of them) to receive results via the latest Low-energy Bluetooth v4.0 technology. Built with a 3.7V Lithium Ion battery and a Micro USB port. Developed as a modular device, every Node can do the same list of functions.

  • Arduino compatible
  • Lithium Polymer battery (650 mAh)
  • 12-14 hours battery life with continuous Bluetooth use
  • 2 MB memory
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • 3-axis magnetometer
  • 3-axis gyroscope
  • Audio buzzer
  • Bluetooth 2.1 or Bluetooth Low Energy
  • 2 module ports
  • 2 dimmable blue LEDs
  • micro-USB for charging and firmware programming

Now that’s cool by itself but the Node can do much more. While you will need a separate Node (or Module) for each capability it can be used for detecting Radiation, Chemical gas, or use an Infrared Thermometer and much more. Whats interesting about this device is that you can get readings remotely on a Smartphone. So staging these in an area that you may need early detection will be an advantage when you get the results on your device before being exposed to what ever element your trying to detect.

With the Kore Node you use its functions to measure its movements through space. Detecting movement in all directions this could be useful in Aeronautics applications or maybe unmanned aircraft tests.

The Clima module is great for Greenhouse locations or measuring barometric pressure, wind speed, Temp and humidity.

The Luma module uses an 8 LED cluster for flashlight applications. This could be useful in an area that may need to be lit occasionally or only at specific times.

There can be many useful applications for the Node and right now you can support the development over at Kickstarter .com

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