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Get a Whiff of This: XBee Scent Generator

The latest XBee Example shows how to create a wireless scent emitter using Digi’s XBee radios. We demonstrate how to easily connect a battery-powered air freshener to the wireless web, using an XBee radio that can link to iDigi via the XIG. From the site:

By pairing the XBee with a scent dispenser, you can create ambient alerts that notify a whole area without making any noise or needing anyone to look at them! This is a terrific way to present information that builds over time. Not meeting your corporate power-saving goals today? A whiff of pine can remind your co-workers to think green. Are sales spiking? Perhaps the smell of cinnamon warns your workforce that the website is getting slow. Or maybe surf’s up at the beach and a the fragrance of ocean breeze pervading your home could change your afternoon plans. It’s a whole new way to interact with information!

What does information smell like? Dunkin’ Donuts would say it smells like profits. Get started with ambient output  to savor the bouquet of your data. Profits up? Database down? From now on your nose will know! Get started with the XBee Scent Generator Example now.

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