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Creation - RF Pipe


#1

Check out my new RF Pipe on Creations. Feel free to discuss and make suggestions here.


#2

Having already used some of these i can safely say they are great. Really easy to use too. none of the faffing around you need to do with Xbee


#3

@ HughB - earning the kick backs already :wink:


#4

@ Justin - Where are mine!!!

Yeah, I know… “the module is in the mail”… or “right after I finish my web store”.


#5

@ Mike - dunno what your talking about :whistle:

But in saying that i do have a tracking number somewhere…

O wait - you already have it - so back to work :smiley:


#6

@ HughB - “faffing around” ??? For the record, XBees can be plug and play…

@ Justin - do you have any suggestions for the external antenna? I’m also wondering if you have tested the claim of a 3000ft range for those.


#7

@ ransomhall - I have only really tested the internal version out to 300 feet.

I need to get a range of external antenna as i only have tested with my antenna off of RC remote and these https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11320 which only have 2 db gain…

The 3000 feet is from the manufactures data - and that will be when all the planets are aligned all phones are turned off and Lady Gaga runs for president…


#8

Will get something like these for a test…


#9

@ ransomhall - hehe last time I played around with my xbees it seemed a lot of faff to get them talking. I had Justin’s working in 5 mins :slight_smile:


#10

@ Mike - I had to give the ones I used at the hackathon back to Justin. I was sorely tempted to cut and run :slight_smile:


#11

@ HughB - my network should be in the mail


#12

I thought about the compatible ?
I have some Xbees already(15).
I guess the new module can’t communicate with xbee,
So, this two kind of RF module can’t work in the same project.


#13

You are correct. The two types of modules can not communicate with each other.


#14

Perhaps you could get a bridge going if one of your devices was running both.


#15

@ Mike - Im going to order some once i get my latest project out the door. An when J has some time to make em :wink:


#16

@ HughB - I find if you insult Justin he delivers faster. :slight_smile:


#17

I never had community delivery speedier than Justin!


#18

@ njbuch - lets just hope Royal Snail doesn’t spoil the party :whistle:


#19

Great module Justin,

What will it take to do similar to this (link below) in NETMF? since these module can be had for less then $5… hell it would be the ultimate solution if our boards can talk to these modules…

this is what I wish to see happening in NETMF world, solution that are as cheap as Arduino world… I mean look at them they can be had for less than $5 for the module and a complete node solution for less than $12…

Cheers,
Jay,


#20

@ Jay Jay - Nothing to stop anyone making a module from them.

For me it comes down to time - or lack there of as i just play during my lunch break during a very busy daytime job.

The RF pipe was made due to a great RF module being available and very easy to use so for me a no briner.

Yes the the Noridic is cheap but how much would a plug and play Arduino module really cost as most of the cheap Arduino stuff if the cost of making it yourself, not buying a ready to plug in device.

I just wish i could play full time…