Sensor mote initial parts list

The initial design for a sensor mote puts three temperature sensors together with an Arduino and short-range radio module.

The following is the parts list for a single sensor mote:

  • Arduino Uno -- £18.50
  • Arduino XBee shield -- £12.10
  • Arduino Series 2 2mW XBee radio module -- £17.50
  • Arduino prototype shield -- £10.40
  • Mini-breadboard -- £2.00
  • 3 x DS18B20 one-wire digital temperature sensor -- £11.70
  • Battery holder -- £1.20
  • Enclosure (waterproof, resealable food box) -- £3.50
A total of £76.90 (+ VAT) per sensor, not including assorted wires and resistors.

[UPDATED 11Jul2013: added cost of enclosure]