Think of the JeeNode as an Arduino + Xbee shield + Xbee, but smaller and less feature-full than the XBee.
The JeeNode is based on an Atmel ATmega328 - the same as an Arduino - and was inspired by Modern Device's Really Bare Bones Board, which is like a minimal implementation of an Arduino. The USB communication interface has been removed and any USB-to-TTLSerial based on the FTDI232R chip is guaranteed to work as connection. Being compatible with Arduino boards such as the Duemilanove means that you can use the IDE to upload a sketch using any PC running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.
The radio is a HopeRF wireless module, which is available for the 433, 868, or 915 MHz frequency bands. It is not compatible with the XBee - the RFM12B has its own very lightweight RF12 driver library.
Bill of Materials
|C1||0.1µ||CAPACITOR, European symbol|
|C2||0.1µ||CAPACITOR, European symbol|
|C3||0.1µ||CAPACITOR, European symbol|
|C4||0.1µ||CAPACITOR, European symbol|
|C5||10µ||POLARIZED CAPACITOR, European symbol|
|IC2||MCP1702-33||200 mA, Low Power Low Dropout Voltage Regulator|
|R1||10k||RESISTOR, European symbol|
This project is © Jean-Claude Wippler, and is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence.