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Purobu is a tiny device featuring GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Barometer, WiFi and Cellular. The device provides location and sensor data wirelessly, in real-time, to the user.
Made of anodized aluminum and measuring 2in x 2in (5cm x 5cm), 0.4in (1cm) thin, and weighing only 1.8oz (50g), the device is small and light enough to be deployed just about anywhere. It has a built-in lithium polymer battery, which will last up to a week (approx. 24 hours of continuous, real-time usage).
The device has multiple connection methods available including WiFi and Cellular, with automatic roaming between the two depending on signal strength and availability, providing unlimited range.
• Accelerometer (3 axis)
• Gyroscope (3 axis)
• WiFi (2.4GHz)
• 2G/3G Cellular
• Bluetooth (LE)
The following real-time information is available from both the web based control panel and API.
• Device Status (Connection, Battery, Signal Strength)
• GPS/GLONASS (Latitude, Longitude, Altitude)
• Accelerometer (X, Y and Z in G-Force)
• Gyroscope (X, Y and Z in Rads)
• Magnetometer (X, Y and Z Heading + Mag/True North)
• Barometer (Reading in hPa)
• Thermometer (Reading in °F or °C)
• Luminosity (Reading in Lux)
We have developed the control panel to be as intuitive and app-like as possible. Using the latest web technologies, including HTML5, WebSockets and CSS3, we have created a control panel that displays information in real-time without needing to refresh. This includes displaying the device's current location via a moving marker on a map, as well as important device stats, such as signal strength and battery status. You can also add and remove widgets which display sensor data.
The real-time nature of Purobu makes it perfect for drone applications. You will be able to view your drone moving live on a map and view sensor data without any noticeable delays. And because Purobu uses the cellular networks, there is no range limitation. You can even monitor in real-time from another country.
We are currently asking people to back us on Indiegogo.
To this end, we are offering our Indiegogo backers a truly fantastic perk.
1 Purobu Probe
Lifetime Purobu Cloud Service (with Unlimited API)
12 Months Unlimited Cellular (Roaming in 12 Countries)
Micro USB Cable + US/UK/EU/AU and 12v Car Plugs
Free Global Shipping
For $149, and as an Indiegogo backer, you won't have to pay any monthly or annual fees for the service.
We really hope that the drone community will support our project and help us to reach our goals.
There are a lot more details about the project on our Indiegogo campaign page (link below).