Field Scouts talk to each other using a mesh network (called a Troop), using an extremely low-power radio. This makes them 14 times more efficient than standard WiFi devices. Slap a WiFi backpack on a Scout to make it the Lead Scout, and connect your entire Troop to the web!
Sending messages between Scouts (or out to the web) is super straightforward, and it all just works.
Every Scout comes with its own (removable) rechargeable battery, making it truly wireless, straight out of the box. We've also gone ahead and built one of those pesky charging circuits right into the board, so you can monitor your power levels, and recharge your Scout using the USB connector, or a power source of your own (bust out those solar panels).
Use our free API, or roll your own, it's up to you. Our real-time REST API lets you stream data out of each and every Scout. That means you'll be notified instantly when something changes (pin values, LED, temperature, etc). You can also stream your own reports through the API, and effortlessly query historical data.
Compile, test, tweak, repeat. Who has the time? ScoutScript gives you shell-like access to your hardware. Write and edit functions, run commands, read sensors, or send messages — all over-the-air, and instantaneously — no more waiting to compile! We even put a ScoutScript console in HQ, and an easy hq.print function to send it messages - it's the remote serial console you've always wanted!
Pinoccio HQ gives you a fully-synced, real-time GUI for all your Scouts and Troops. See who's online/offline, check on battery levels, set pin modes, see (or make) pin changes instantly, mess with the LED, write some ScoutScript... the list really does go on. The best part is - we built HQ with the Pinoccio API. That's right, everything you see in HQ is driven by the very same API you have access to as an owner of Pinoccio.
Pinoccio is built on open source hardware and software. We give you all the files and data sheets you need to build your own Pinoccio, or integrate it into your own project.
Pinoccios are also Arduino compatible, so you can program them using the Arduino IDE, and utilize the huge collection of Arduino libraries.
Could kick the Internet of Things into high gear
Miles ahead of Arduino + Xbee status quo
Pinoccio board is very cool!
This is exactly what I needed. You guys are awesome!
It's like the Arduino, except super tiny and better.
This is freaking sweet!
I seriously cannot wait for this.
Amazing #IoT hardware crowdfunding campaign!
This is really nice - Get an arduino mesh network on the internet quick!
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