We love Arduino, it’s fundamentally changed the way we build things. But while easy to program it can be a pain to source components, design casing and put it all together. We’ve noticed a new movement in electronics which let you get things done with minimal learning requirement. Twine, littleBits and SAM are great examples. New to the stage is Thingsee. A programmable device packed with sensors.
Thingsee is designed by visionary engineering house Haltian Ltd who aim to speed up the whole process of creating The Internet of Things by removing the need to engineer hardware.
“All software requires hardware, but creating the latter is difficult and expensive,” says Ville Ylläsjärvi, Co-Founder at Haltian. “Thingsee One will save time and money by offering reasonably priced hardware to developers and enthusiasts that facilitates any number of Internet of Things use cases, which is something that hasn’t existed before. Thingsee One is what the Internet of Things is all about; turning any IoT idea into reality, quickly.”
The device is built for the outdoors. With long battery life and cellular connectivity it can be left alone to gather sensory data to be beamed back to the Thingsee servers. Its list of features is really impressive and it’ll be interesting to see what projects come out of it.
Haltian are asking for 99,000 USD on KickStarter for the final development.
Hardware Specification User Interface
- Display: Standard 1.54” Monochrome Graphic OLED (128×64), white color
- UI input device: CapSense® MBR3108
- Ultra-low-power 32-bit MCU, ARM® based Cortex®-M3 with 512KB Flash, 80KB SRAM, 16KB EEPROM, AES- 128bit encryption hardware
- 2.5G GSM/GPRS Modem
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- GPRS Class 10, CS1-CS4 – up to 85.6kb/s
- WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g
- Bluetooth LE 4.1
- A-GPS and GNSS
- CellLocate®: location based on cellular network
- Ultra low-power 3-Axis accelerometer
- Humidity and temperature sensor
- Pressure sensor
- iNEMO 9-axis inertial module Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Accelerometer
- Ultra low-power Ambient light sensor
- Micro USB2.0 for charging and data transfer
- Free serial interfaces (SPI, I2C, UART) with supporting GPIO pins on PWB
- JTAG access on PWB for debugging
- Micro SD memory card slot for data storage on device, support up to 128GB SIM CARD
- Micro-SIM card slot, unlocked to an operator
- Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery 1900mAh, charging via Micro USB
- 110 x 67 x 19 mm