Two of our interns this summer, Driss and Théophile, worked within a week to develop a connected beehive. Here is the approach: Module 1 (play): Using Atmosphere only, develop a Beehive monitoring app with following features: Temperature and humidity posted to the Atmosphere cloud. Light detection to warn owner about somebody opening the roof of his beehouse or that it flew off. Gyroscope threshold detection for somebody stealing a beehouse (that becomes an issue in France). Will trigger an alarm on app if beehive is moved. Module 2 (tinker) : Using click modules and MCUXpresso: Using a NFC reader module on the docking station, allow the user to record his/her behavior using tags (extract honey, observe bee queen, etc.) Transfer these operations on a cloud via a Wifi module to record operations without having to note time and what operations were performed. Module 3 (develop): Out of the blue with MCUXpresso: Use Rapid Iot to build a scale and report the weight of the beehouse on the kit display (+ Load cell, docking station and an amp + ADC) The approach was modular where each module is working with its dedicated kit – but can be integrated into a single kit. All 3 modules were delivered in less than a week by Théo and Driss, which demonstrated that Rapid IoT prototyping kit is capable of taking an idea and turning it into a real product fast. Check out the attached video to meet our interns! What is even better is no bees were harmed throughout this process.
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