Communicating w/o Standard WiFi

silo2Figure 1: The communications device antenna is within its protective sleeve.

More than one way to communicate

To communicate between devices, one can use standard WiFi, but devices for it typically have a pretty high power consumption rate.  I found some micro powered communication boards that operate in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz band (in the same frequency range as WiFi).   These devices can run on as little as 5 milliwatts.  I’ll describe my experiments with them in the next page or so.

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