The RF Pipe is a wireless pipe, which is a special wireless RF module that allows you to easily and reliably, send and receive error-free wireless data between two or more Gadgeteer boards.
It’s Error Free - built-in forward error correction and data recovery, you only ever receive cleaned and CRC verified data.
It’s Simple To Use - anything you input, is wirelessly transmitted, then cleanly outputted for you on the other end.
It’s Immune To Noise - your data inside the wireless pipe is protected from the elements outside such as interferences like WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, cordless phones, cellular phones, all types of servo and motor noise, etc. All things which typically stop your wireless project in its tracks, are no longer an issue.
Easy network setup – push a button to bind radios to the network – no need for software config.
Low power – Typical power usage is a 1/3 of an 1mW xBee
Transmit current: 14mA,
Receive current: 17mA,
Data rate 9600
Outdoor range: with chip antenna 500ft (150m)
Outdoor range: with external antenna 3000ft (1000m)
Two versions – one with inbuilt chip antenna and one with a U.FL connector for an external antenna
Video shows an IMU connected to a CerbuinoBee sending orientation info via an Rf Pipe which is picked up by the Rf Pipe on the Octopus then displayed as pitch and roll angles.