Start Date: 8/11/14 06:00 PM
End Date: 9/1/14 06:00 PM
Kits Offered: 4
by  kas.lewis  on Nov 20, 2014
I would like to thank Element14 and LPRS for selecting me for this Road Test Review. This was an interesting and fun road test due to my past experience with the Texas Instruments CC3x00 SimpleLink family, LS Research ProFlex Zigbee and Anaren AIR Zigbee modules amongst others. I was very much looking forward at comparing the ease of use of the eRIC modules as well as the range such modules could give. <br /><br /> Unboxing The packaging for this module was truly surprising. The box fits everything snuggly inside with almost no space to spare, this is a nice consideration as it allows for easy storage when the kit is no longer needed. The box is made from anti-static cardboard and anti-static foam. The kit contains two eRIC modules, two development boards, two antenna for the...
by  konorengineer  on Oct 27, 2014
Attention! Not finalized version! First of all, thank element14 and LPRS for this great opportunity to I can test eRIC Development Kit. <br /> I. The box When I received the package, I found a little purple box. The box is padded by foam, so the devices are protected well. Inside the box, there are the following items: 2 eRIC 9 boards with jumpers 2 Antennas 2 USB A - micro USB cables 2 9V Batteries 1 USB stick (LEGO Wireless Mike - awesome!) II. Simple impressions *in progress* Student opinion '' *in progress* ,, III. Advanced application *in progress* There are two solutions: wireless datatransfer with Arduino and wireless weather station. Collaboration with Arduino Mega 2560: Collaboration with EFM32 Zero...
by  roybunce  on Nov 16, 2014
The kit arrived in a well presented and well packed box, complete with everything that was needed, except the software compiler. There were two radio module boards, two USB cables, two batteries, two antennas and a USB memory stick in the form of "ERIC". It seemed a bit cruel to pull Eric's head off to read the files, but they were a copy of the files available on the LPRS web site, so those of a squeamish disposition need not decapitate Eric. The web site was slightly more up to date than the USB files anyway. I started by running the demonstration which was already loaded onto the two radio module boards. The most useful demo uses one board to send an incrementing LED pattern across the radio link to the second board. This made it easy to check the useable range. I found that it...