Tech Specs

Pinoccio Scouts have similar specs to the Arduino Mega, but with built-in mesh networking, web-connectivity via WiFi, and rechargeable batteries — Pinoccio's go to 11.

Microcontroller

  • Atmel ATmega256RFR2 with built-in radio
  • 16MHz MCU
  • 256k Flash
  • 32k SRAM
  • 8k EEPROM
  • 1.8 - 3.3 volt power

Battery

  • Rechargeable LiPo battery (550mAh)
  • Charges via micro USB
  • Ability to check battery voltage from the microcontroller via a low-power fuel gauge IC.
  • You'll also be able to log into your account to check battery levels.

Connections

  • 17 digital I/O pins, including four with PWM
  • 8 analog input pins
  • 2 hardware UART serial ports
  • Hardware SPI port
  • Dedicated I2C port
  • Micro USB port for charging and programming

Dimensions - Field Scout

  • Inches: 2" x 1" x 0.5" roughly
  • Millimeters: 53 x 25 x 12mm roughly

Radio

  • 2.4GHz using 802.15.4
  • Wireless, over-the-air programming

WiFi

  • Web connectivity via the Wi-Fi Backpack

Power Usage - Field Scout*

  • Minimum: 28 hours - With the MCU and radio running non-stop at full power
  • Maximum: Well over a year - With the MCU and radio asleep

* Field Scouts use no WiFi — WiFi is much more power-hungry than Mesh Radio, so we recommend plugging in your Lead Scout to a power source. Also, this power usage data is preliminary, and hasn’t been finalized yet.


Sensors & Other Goodies

  • On-board temperature sensor
  • On-board RGB LED
  • External switch support for custom enclosures
  • ICSP support for low-level programming
  • Open-source hardware including Eagle files, bill of materials, and bootloader

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