The Storm requires a carrier board that provides power and IO breakout in order to be used. The Firestorm is a reference carrier board that couples a storm along with a bluetooth radio in an arduino-compatible form factor, allowing rapid prototyping. We used this as the hardware for the Synergy stack that provides a userland/kernel split, allowing versatile userlands (such as a Lua interpreter) while still having a low-power asynchronous TinyOS kernel
System Design for a Synergistic, Low Power Mote/BLE Embedded Platform
Michael P Andersen, Gabe Fierro, David E. Culler. EECS Department, UC Berkeley. 15th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, April 2016. [pdf]
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