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First sign of life: The new PCB for MoleNet

After the first batch of new MoleNet PCBs have arrived some weeks back, we are in the phase of testing and evaluating them. This short clip shows the first blinking example: It is not a lot but kind of the first word of your own kid. 😊 👶

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New hardware arrived

After a long period of discussion the required features, thinking about the hardware requirements and trying to find the most reliable manufacturer, we finally managed: Today, the first batch of completely redesigned MoleNet PCBs finally arrived!

We changed from our self-soldered approach to a factory assembly and will now start testing. Let’s see how far everything works.

Are you interested in the MoleNet project and hardware design and testing? Are you also located in Bremen or nearby? Contact us for student jobs! -> projects@comnets.uni-bremen.de

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Field Test 2021 – Grolland, Bremen

After a long time, we can report on the progress of the project. A new field test was carried out in June 2021 at Grolland, Bremen.

The field test consisted of 2 nodes that were buried in the ground at the depth of 20 cm. A single base station collected the data from the nodes and forwarded it to The Things Network. The nodes were powered by batteries and the base station was powered from the mains.

Even though the field test did not go as planned it was crucial in identifying the problems in the current system and gave insights about the improvements that could be made. The test was also a reminder to keep up to date with the changing hardware and adapt to the new requirements. The team is working towards creating a completely new system that is more advanced and dynamic...

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MoleNet at NetSys2021

MoleNet will be shown in an online demo on the NetSys2021!

More information can be found here: https://netsys2021.org/

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