senseBox Parts

image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image

senseBox:components

All senseBoxes and their components are fully compatible with each other. Whether a senseBox:edu in an outdoor housing or a senseBox:home with the senseBox environmental sensor, there are no limits to creativity.

Generic placeholder image

The senseBox MCU

The senseBox MCU (MicroControllerUnit) is the heart of every senseBox. It is a single-board computer based on the ARM Cortex-M0 processor from the SAMD21 family. This processor makes the senseBox MCU fully compatible with Arduino.
It has the following fixed connections and components.

Connections

  • 5x I2C
  • 2x UART
  • 6x digital/analog I/O
  • 2x XBee Socket

Onboard Components:

  • 1x Pushbutton
  • 1x Resetbutton
  • 2x LED
  • 1x BMX055 Position sensor

Sensors

The following sensors can be connected directly via the JST cables of the senseBox:

img01

Air pressure& Temperature

Air pressure in hPa (300-1100 hPa, ±1 hPa)
Temperature in °C (-40-85 °C, ±1 °C)

More information
img02

Humidity & Temperature

Relative humidity in % (0-100%, ±4 %)
Temperature in °C (-40-85 °C, ±0,2 °C)

More information
img03

Brightness & UV Intensity

Brightness in lux (300-220k lux)
UV-Intensity in μW/cm² (0-328 μW/cm², ±5 μW/cm²)

More information
img04

Environmental sensor

Temperature in °C (-40-85 °C)
Realtive Humidity in %(0-100 %, ±3 %)
Air pressure in Pa(300-1100 hPa, ±1 hPa)

More information
img05

GPS

longitude, latitude & altitude (compatible with GPS, QZSS, GLONASS, BeiDou & Galileo)

More information
img06

Particulate matter

Particulate matter in PM10 & PM2,5 in μg/cm³ (Resolution up to 0,3 μg/cm³)

More information
img04

Soil Temperature & Moisture

Soil Temperature in °C (-20-85 °C, ±0,8 °C)
Volumetric water content in % (0-50 %, ± 3 %)

More information
img05

Anemometer

Windspeed in km/h (Tolerance approx. 10%)

More information
img06

Sound level meter

Sound level in dBA (30-130 dBA, ±1,5 dB)

More information

XBees

In order to save the measured data of your senseBox or to transfer it to the Internet, various connection modules, so-called XBees can be plugged in.

img01

WiFi-Bee

Enables a network connection via WiFi.
Single-band 2.4GHz b/g/n
Security Protocols: WPA/WPA2 Personal, TLS, SSL
Network services: DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP (IPv4), UDP, HTTP, HTTPS

More information
img02

SD-Bee

Allows data to be stored on microSD card.

More information
img03

LAN-Bee

Enables a network connection via Ethernet.

More information
img04

LoRa-Bee

Enables a network connection via Long-Range-WAN (LoRa) in the 868 MHz band.
HopeRF RFM95W/RFM96W LoRa Transceiver
LoRa IoT Integration (868 MHz)

More information

Accessories

In addition to the sensors and XBees, other accessories can be used with the senseBox.

img01

OLED-Display

OLED display with a resolution of 128x64 pixels.

More information
img02

Expander

A sensor hub to connect four additional sensors to the senseBox.

More information
img03

Multiplexer

With this I2C multiplexer, up to 8 devices with the same addressing can be operated in parallel via the I2C bus.

More information
img04

Solar-Set

SSolar cell with suitable power booster to operate the senseBox independently of an external power source.
max. power: 10 W clamp voltage
max. voltage: 7.2 V

More information
img05

Housing

Outdoor housing for various components and applications to make the senseBox weatherproof.

More information