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    What's a Dream SensorBoard?

    The Dream SensorBoard is a project to crowd-source what is the ultimate sensor board module for engineers. We’ve made it easy for you to mix and match components to build your own Dream SensorBoard and the options to attach to it either wirelessly or wired.

     

    Why a Dream SensorBoard?

    With the advent of the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence monitoring environments and the world has never been more important and significant than now, we want you to show the electronics industry which technologies are important to you when you're packaging sensors together for monitoring, and for you to tell them how and what you would use it for. Your feedback could potentially be used in future product development by Molex!

     

     

    Why do I need to Register or Log In?

    You need to be an element14 Community member to create your Dream SensorBoard, your SensorBoard will be saved for you to share and refer to again and again, and it will be attributed to your account, username and job role.

     

    Can I share my SensorBoard on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn?

    Absolutely! We actively encourage you to share your SensorBoard with the world! Once you have created your SensorBoard use the share links in the top right corner of your personal SensorBoard page.  Encourage your friends to build their SensorBoard and then discuss who has the best design!

     

     

    Why can't I use the Dream SensorBoard on a mobile device?

    Because of the breadth of options available to customise your Dream Sensorboard, the best experience for this is currently on tablets and desktop or laptop computers only.

     

    Can I create more than one SensorBoard?

    Yes!  Create as many DreamBoards as you want! We really want to see how you would use these.

     

     

    What are the steps to creating my Dream SensorBoard?

    We're glad you asked! You can choose from the options you see as follows:

     

    Select your Type of Dream SensorBoard

     

     

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    DREAM SENSORBOARD: SensorBoard Module

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: SensorBoard Module + Wireless Tech

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: SensorBoard Module + Hardwired

     

     

     

    These different types are as follows:

    • SensorBoard -Just the sensor module itself, you can add up to 8 sensors onto this board
    • SensorBoard with Wireless Technology - The sensor module with a 'mother board', this allows you to also choose a wireless tech' from the options on the left
    • SensorBoard with Hardwired - The sensor module with a 'mother board' again though this one allows you to also choose a 'hardwired' cable technology.

     

     

    Choose your Connection Type, Parts and Sensors

    This is where you get to really put the meat to the bones of your SensorBoard, choosing the sensors and whether or not you want the module directly soldered to the mother board, or with a pin/socket, and if applicable, the wireless tech' and direct attach.

     

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    DREAM SENSORBOARD: BUS / Interface for Communicating with SensorBoard

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Connection Type for SensorBoard

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: If Applicable, the Wireless Tech' on SensorBoard

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: If Applicable, the Hardwired connection type on SensorBoard

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Pick your sound sensors and how sensitive they are

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Choose your specific pressure sensors and how sensitive they are

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Choose your specific magnetometer sensors and its data bit depth

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Choose your specific gyroscope sensors and how many axes it tracks

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Choose your specific camera sensors to have on the board

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Choose your specific accelerometer sensors and how sensitive it is

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Choose your specific colour sensors to have on the board

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Choose your specific humidity sensors to have on the board

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Choose your specific light sensors to have on the board

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Choose your specific proximity sensors to have on the board

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Choose your specific temperature sensors to have on the board

     

    If you need more information about a part, hover your mouse cursor over the part name for 1-3 seconds and you should get more detailed information about it. This should let you make an informed choice before committing, though if you do make a mistake, you can always create a new Dream SensorBoard!

     

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    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Open the fly-out with your options

    DREAM SENSORBOARD: Leave the mouse cursor over an option to see more detail

     

    Name your Dream SensorBoard and tell us its Purpose!

    This is probably the most important part! Upload an image to represent your board, give it a name that's relevant to you or the project you're using it for, and fill out the description with as much detail as possible as to how you're going to use it and where it will be used.

     

    Save, Publish and Share with the World!

    Once your Dream SensorBoard is saved, you can share it however you like, comment on it and reply to other people's comments as well as share it for likes and bookmarks!

     

    Any Questions?

    If you have any questions or issues creating your SensorBoard, please let us know by posting in the comments below.

     

    Build your own Dream SensorBoard today!