There are different firmwares for different flavours of appliances, both in terms of sensor coverage, and telemetry capabilities. We are enumerating both firmwares from our own pen, and from other open source projects.
This section enumerates and groups firmwares by origin, chronologically sorted in the order of appearance.
Collecting beehive sensor data since 2011. With the first »Hello, world« post in November 2011, and the most recent one in May 2023, you can see that Markus is surely one of the most avid and proficient data collectors, and inspired many others to start similar projects.
All systems conceived by Open Hive. Clemens Gruber reports about the development progress on his personal site at http://open-hive.org/. He pioneered low-cost scale platform designs based on aluminium bars.
Clemens shared many resources about the development of a low-cost, aluminium scale platform, see Bee Scale Prototype 2, Open Hive Single Scale Bar, and Two-bars aluminium scale platform.
ISM RF packet radio#
Those firmwares have been conceived by members of the [Backdoor collective].
No worries, it is not about breaking into systems, it is only the name of a collective.
ISM RF sensor and gateway nodes using BERadio
The sensor device will acquire measurement readings, and emit messages encoded with BERadio protocol for ISM radio telemetry. The gateway device receives it, and forwards it to the UART interface of the gateway machine.
rf69 beradio mqtt
hx711 ds18b20 dht22
References: The Homie-based firmwares have been conceived by Alexander Wilms.
Powers the »ESP8266 beehive scale by Alexander Wilms«. See also the low-power variant Battery-powered ESP8266 beehive scale based on Homie.
Date: 2017 Source: node-homie-basic.ino
wifi mqtt json
Low-power variant of ESP8266 beehive scale based on Homie.
Date: 2017 Source: node-homie-lowpower.ino
wifi mqtt json