Open Hive RFM69 sensor node#


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The Open Hive Box RFM69 is a sensor node transmitting data using radio link communication. Telemetry data is serialized using CSV and transmitted to the receiver node Open Hive Arduino Yún gateway or Open Hive JeeLink radio gateway.

The most recent firmware version is available at rfm69-node.ino.

Open Hive Box with electronics
// Synopsis of Open Hive RFM69 sensor node
digraph open_hive_rfm69_sensor_firmware_synopsis {

    // Options

    // Style
    //graph [splines=ortho];
    node [pin=true, shape="box", fontname="Verdana"];
    edge [fontname="Verdana"];

    // Graph nodes represent hardware node units
    "sensor-1"      [label="Sensor node 1"];
    "sensor-2"      [label="Sensor node 2"];
    "sensor-N"      [label="Sensor node N"];
    "gateway"       [label="Gateway node\nArduino Yún"];
    "sd"            [label="SD card", style=dashed];

    // Graph edges represent radio families and
    // protocols spoken between node units.
    "sensor-1"      -> "gateway"        [label="RFM69, CSV"];
    "sensor-2"      -> "gateway";
    "sensor-N"      -> "gateway";
    "gateway"       -> "sd"             [style=dashed];

    // Draw a dotted line between sensor-2
    // and sensor-N, but retain node positions.
    "sensor-2"      -> "sensor-N"       [dir=none, style=dotted];
    {rank=same; "sensor-1"; "sensor-2"; "sensor-N" };



Build on your workstation#

# Acquire source code repository
git clone

# Select this firmware
cd arduino/openhive/rfm69-node

# Build firmware
make build

# Upload to MCU
make upload


Please inspect the platformio.ini file, and adjust it to match your setup.