• New low-power remote pad with temperature sensor and motion detection

New low-power remote pad with temperature sensor and motion detection

We are releasing Remote Pad, our new low-power sensor device in form of remote controller. But Remote Pad is much more than a simple controller pad. Relaying on our NRG wireless module, Remote Pad is fully programmable and compatible with the rest of our low-power wireless products. It can be integrated with any application by means of MQTT or HTTP thanks to any of our IP gateways (lagarto-swap, wifi liberiot, etc) or via USB.


As the rest of our products, Remote Pad is entirely programmable from the Arduino IDE. It features a panStamp NRG module at 863-873 MHz or 902-928 MHz, four buttons, a NTC thermistor and a MMA8652FC 3-axis accelerometer. Thermistor and accelerometer are used to provide further information about the use of the remote pad. Moreover, motion can be detected by the accelerometer and trigger packet transmissions along with the typical button presses. All this opens the door to very powerful applications such as integration with social media, security applications, healthcare, auction management or home automation.



One of the greatest features of Remote Pad is its low-power consumption. Only consuming some microamps, this device can last for months from a single CR2032 coin battery. Remote Pad can be used to control things, detect presence, movement and tempertaures. As always, we provide sample applications that work with SWAP and GWAP (protocols), enabling Remote Pad to connect to other applications (cloud or local based) via HTTP or MQTT – more about this in the wiki

The following is a sample flow chart created under Node-RED that receives MQTT packets from a Remote Pad through Liberiot and transmits custom Telegram messages:


Node-RED flow:

The above example can also work by using a lagarto-swap as the MQTT gateway. It’s simply a matter of changing the topics on the MQTT inputs.

We expect Remote Pad to inspire the community about new uses, application fields and integrations with other technologies. Please visit our wiki and forums for more information.



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