Welcome to the BTnode Platform
[2008-04-02]: BTnode Tutorial held at ASCI 2008 with 32 participants!
[2007-07-02]: WSN Application Deployment Survey Online
The BTnode is an autonomous wireless communication and computing platform based on a Bluetooth radio and a microcontroller. It serves as a demonstration platform for research in mobile and ad-hoc connected networks (MANETs) and distributed sensor networks. The BTnode has been jointly developed at ETH Zurich by the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory (TIK) and the Research Group for Distributed Systems. Currently, the BTnode is primarily used in two major research projects: NCCR MICS and Smart-Its.
The low-power radio is the same as used on the Berkeley Mica2 Motes, making the BTnode rev3 a twin of both the Mote and the old BTnode. Both radios can be operated simultaneously or be independently powered off completely when not in use, considerably reducing the idle power consumption of the device.
Download Product Brief [pdf] [rev3.24 2006-03-21]
To get going is quite straightforward. Before you can start developing applications for the BTnode, you need to