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XBee-Enabled Ice Fishing Pole

Dave Olson built an XBee-equipped ice fishing rod that sends him a msg if his rod catched a fish. This device can save you hours of waiting 🙂

The tip up alerts the fisherman when they have a fish in real time via text message. The tip up uses electric current switch magnets attached to an XBee DIO Adapter, which reads when a fish is caught. Sending this information through a cellular gateway, your phone receives a “fish on!” text message. The solution can be used with multiple tip ups and/or a ZigBee mesh network.

 

XBee-enabled SumoBots Appearing at Maker Faire

Rob Faludi, author of Building Wireless Sensor Networks, is bringing some very cool bots to Digi’s Maker Faire Bay Area Booth:

Say hello to Troy and Abed! They’re Digi International’s brand-new XBee-enabled SumoBots and they’re ready to begin training for their debut at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012. They’ll be battling it out in the Digi booth May 19th and 20th, so prepare yourself for a wireless robotic sumo showdown!

XBee Enabled SumoBots for Maker Faire