With the Storm and Firestorm projects we explored how best to construct a low power 32 bit mote that could simultaneously handle complex tasks, but operate at extremely low power. With the Hamilton project we decided to explore the third dimension in the design space - cost. Can you make a low power 32-bit mote at a price point that makes the technology relevant? Furthermore, can the ancilliary technologies be good enough that the total cost of a securely deployed mote, including labor and maintenance, is reasonable. Under a DOE sponsored project, we have developed a $10 mote and are exploring technologies for secure and manageable large-scale deployments of wireless sensors in buildings. [github]
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