Rob Faludi, Collaborative Strategy Leader, and Jordan Husney, iDigi Product Manager, talk about the technology behind the longest art installation in the world, Connecting Light. In less than an hour you’ll learn how the massive project came together using 400 XBees, 20 ConnectPort Gateways and the iDigi Device Cloud.
Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category
You may have noticed our new iDigi video library. We’ll be sharing iDigi videos in this new addition of the community section of iDigi.com on a regular basis. You’ll find tutorials, how to’s, feature overviews and more.
You’ll notice that we’re categorizing videos, so you can easily find exactly what you’re looking for. As we continue to add to the library, we’ll add more categories and even a search feature.
Is there a video or video category you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter– we’d love to hear what you think!
How do you test networks of over 1000 XBee radios? In this new video Jared Hofhiens, Digi’s XBee Product Manager, offers an inside peek at the company’s Kilo-Node test fixture where giant wireless networks are put through their paces at the company’s Lindon, Utah offices.
Each “blade” of the K-Node holds 32 XBee radios, with variable RF attenuation so that effective distance between the radios can be changed for different simulations. Multiply that by 32 blades in a test fixture and you get 1024 radios total! Hofhiens says, “This flexibility allows us to simulate anything from pipeline monitoring to streetlight controls or home energy management systems.That’s what makes the XBee the most reliable, most tested RF module on the planet!”
Learn more about XBee RF modules: http://www.digi.com/xbee
Jordan Husney and I created an electrically-operated scale model garage to demonstrate the XBee-iDigi Garage Door Opener for one of the projects we’ll be featuring at the Digi booth for Bay Area Maker Faire 2012 this weekend. It’s an example of building the “12,000-Mile Universal remote” project from Make Vol. 30. With this project you can push any button in your house from anywhere the world using your mobile phone. The project uses a Digi XBee® module in an open-source hardware design with the XBee Internet Gateway (XIG) and the iDigi® Device Cloud™ to work its home-improvement magic.
Thanks to Scott Kilau (Android controller), Margaret McKenna (web application), Joel Young (underwriting) and Joetta Gobell (car artist) for their invaluable contributions to this project. See you at Maker Faire!
Digi will be at Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, California on May 19th and 20th, showing off a neat XBee and iDigi project, one that’s featured in the next issue of MAKE Magazine. More about that project soon…
Meantime, here’s a video about Maker Faire:
Digi International and Wind River have combined to bring the iDigi Device Cloud support to embedded developers using Wind River’s tool suite and operating systems. Our CTO, Joel Young, spoke to Engineering TV at Design West 2012 and explains how it’s done and why it speeds deployment of sensors and control systems.
Our Software Developer, Enrique Lapuente, shows you how to connect your Android device with the iDigi Device Cloud in less than five minutes.