Update 1: Sensordrone Makes You Smarter
Update 2: Specs/Compatibility
Download Detailed Specifications: http://www.sensorcon.com/forum/download/file.php?id=8
Sensordrone will initially support Android 2.2 (Froyo) and later with shipments starting this Fall. Bluetooth 2.1 and 4.0 will be supported for Android. iOS support will be available for devices with Bluetooth 4.0, i.e. iPhone 4S & iPad (3rd Generation). Support for iPhone will trail Android by ~2 months.
Update 3: Data Sharing Apps/Pachube Support
Sensordrone is an open platform for all kinds of sensor and bluetooth peripheral device apps. Every app shown in this project will be available for free. Many new apps are under development, like data sharing apps so you can combine sensor data with smartphone capabilities and share on Google+, Facebook, etc. Support will be available for data recording sites like Pachube.
Update 4: Expansion Modules - Connect Anything to Sensordrone
Connect to a printer or another wild idea you have! New rewards include ambient CO2, pH & Dissolved Oxygen expansion modules.
People Sense the Possibilities of Sensordrone!Skipping on down...
Open Source Software:Hardware is very expensive to develop. So we're making the Sensordrone's application level software open source so anybody can combine a suite of new sensors with powerful mobile devices to create great new apps. An API & sample code will be made available.
We are currently offering Android compatibility, but if this project is successful, we will port to iOS and Blackberry platforms, and possibly Windows.
One Device...Endless PossibilitiesApplication examples:
- Air quality
- Breath alcohol
- Color matching
- Non-contact thermometer
- Weather monitoring
- Crowd sourced Sensor Data
- Games (totally new concepts)
- Flatulence (use gas sensors for both serious and not so serious measurements)
- Totally new applications/Multi-sensor mayhem!
Technical Details:The Sensordrone has all the sensors your phone doesn't have. It is meant to extend your mobile devices capabilities, not duplicate them (so we didn't include motion or magnetic sensors which are common in phones/tablets)
- Precision Electrochemical Gas Sensor - Calibrated for Carbon Monoxide (Also can be used for precision measurements of Alcohol, Hydrogen, and others)
- Gas Sensor for Oxidizing Gases - MOS type for Chlorine, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide, etc.
- Gas Sensor for Reducing Gases - (MOS type for methane, Propane, alcohols, other hydrocarbons, etc.)
- Temperature - Simple resistance temperature sensor type
- Pressure - can be used for Barometer, Altimeter, Blood Pressure, etc.
- Non-Contact Thermometer - Infrared sensor for scanning object temperature
- Proximity Capacitance - fluid level, intrusion detection, stud finder & more applications
- Red Color Intensity
- Green Color Intensity
- Blue Color Intensity
- Illumination - combine RGB & illumination for color matching
- Digital & Analog Interface - Expansion connector for connecting anything you want to your mobile device through the Sensordrone
Expandable!Anybody can connect any device/hardware project to the Sensordrone via a standard 0.1" pitch header, supports digital (RS-232, I2C) and analog signals. This makes Sensordrone an "Easy Bluetooth Interface" for your project. First for Android, then for iOS and other platforms. We're making external expansion modules that will connect to the expansion connector. To give you a sneak peak, one expansion module we're working on is a complete air quality monitor for precision measurements of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) & Ozone (O3).
This Sensordrone (Tricorder) looks very Cool!:) Looks like it really does have many possible uses. I don't even have a Mobile Phone and I want a Sensordrone, Now!:)
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- Sensordrone: The 6th Sense of Your Smartphone...& Beyond! by Sensorcon — Kickstarter
- Sensordrone Expansion Modules: Kickstarter Update 4 - YouTube
- Sensordrone - Twitter & Hockey Rink Carbon Monoxide, Unhealthy Air Quality - YouTube