Why Moteino?

Moteino was designed to be a compact, highly customizable and affordable development platform, suitable for IoT, home automation and long range wireless projects. Here are some of the features that set Moteino apart:

  • small & light modular design fits in tiny enclosures
  • breadboard friendly and allows stackable shields
  • flexible configurations allow several wireless transceivers to be used
  • truly ultra low power: with just ~2uA achievable in deep sleep mode, Moteinos allow battery friendly projects like wireless motion/environment sensors to run for years. Watchdog sleep mode is at ~6uA (periodic wake). The new 8Mhz Moteino allows the lowest possible 100nA sleep mode
  • sub-Ghz and LoRa radios yield much longer range than 2.4Ghz bands
  • wirelessly programmable: be able to re-flash it without wires, when deployed in difficult locations (supported with RFM69 radios only)
  • easy to use from the familiar Arduino IDE, many code examples given to help get started
  • affordable: zero-cost wire monopole antennas yield excellent RF range for all-around wireless projects. With the u.FL/IPEX and SMA connector pads you can attach any other external antennas with higher gain
  • visit the user projects forum to see how people are using Moteinos
  • See LowPowerLab’s home automation platform: Moteino IoT Gateway project

Why the funky name “Moteino”?

Mote + ino, obviously.

Moteino aka…

Since “Moteino” is so hard to pronounce, write and remember, here is a list of (funny) names that people have dubbed it over the years:

Moreduino
Moetino
Moiteno
Moduino
Modeino
Montenio
Moneinto

Monetino
Monteino
Moreno
Moteduino
Noteino
Motenio
Moteiono
Motuino
Motenino
motetino
Moteuino
Motino
Motion
Moteion

And no, we didn’t make this list up!