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
- true ultra low power: with just ~2uA achievable in deep sleep mode, AVR 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. The new SAMD21 Cortex M0+ based MoteinoM0 sleeps at just ~8uA!
- sub-Ghz and LoRa radios yield much longer range than 2.4Ghz bands
- wirelessly (aka OTA) 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.
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:
And no, we didn’t make this list up!