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BWSN Advanced Kit

So you got through the BWSN Basics Kit and you still want more? We can make that happen. This kit includes the key items you'll need to complete the more advanced example projects in the Building Wireless Sensor Networks book. With this kit you can go "over the border" from your mesh network to the internet and also learn about home automation by exploring power control.

Note: If you are using these outside of the United States, please check with your local laws regarding radio communication.

****6' miniUSB Cable * 1 x LM1117 Voltage Regulator * 1 x 6' USB A-B Cable * 1 x 9V Wall Wart * 1 x 2N3904 Transistor * 1 x DC Barrel Jack Connector

BWSN Advanced Kit Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

3 Programming

Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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  • Pricey... but this kit will save you about $18 over buying the pieces separately.

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