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A Flyport Ethernet + 1 Lighting Nest + 1 miniUSB Programmer to the best project idea!

Just a few rules:

  1.  Add a comment on the thread http://community.openpicus.com/forum/projects-place/1194/contest-get-free-flyport-ethernet-easter describing the application you aim to create using Flyport Ethernet and Lighting nest.
  2. The winner agrees to share with the entire project with the Community (source code, description, maybe a video or pictures)
  3. The contest starts on 27th March 2012 and it ends on 5th of April 2012
  4. openPICUS Team reserves the freedom to choose the application that it considers most interesting

Good Luck!

Flyport Ethernet is a miniature web server module featuring a fully integrated 10/100 Base-T ethernet interface and several interfaces to the ‘real world’. Flyport Ethernet integrates a 16 bit processor which runs custom applications and an Ethernet interface controller with integrated MAC & PHY, hardware cryptographic security and a unique MAC address. An RJ45 connector can be mounted on the module, or routed at external addons boards.

Flyport is powered by openPicus, an open source framework and serial booloader. The free openPicus IDE allows to create applications, to import web pages and to compile and download code to the module.

A Flyport Ethernet + 1 Lighting Nest + 1 miniUSB Programmer to the best project idea! – [Link]

How to interface Flyport to cloud services

openpicus.blogspot.com writes:

Internet of things becomes more and more interesting. But what does Internet of Things really mean? The answer is simple: more connected devices such ad TV, DVD playes, cars and, of course, smartphones and tablets.

With Flyport, Internet of Things is more closer to you! Why?! Well, because, with Flyport, the wifi programmable module, you can now interface to the cloud services – ThingSpeak.

ThiDIY gives access to the ThingSpeak Services. ThingSpeak allows to draw online charts, to store and recall values and to use specific APIs to work with Twitter, or to send HTTP requests directly from the ThingSpeak servers.You can create private or public channels. Every channel can store up to 8 fields (the values) and creates charts with those fields. Every channel has a “Channel ID

openPICUS: new website, IDE 2.1 and a programmer guide

openPICUS: new website, IDE 2.1 and a programmer guide

openPICUS, which connects the embedded world to the internet providing modular hardware and free software, is ready to announce that the new website is online (http://www.openpicus.com). We have a dedicated section exclusively to the Community which is part of the new Forum (http://community.openpicus.com/net/join). The site is more clean and the navigation is now more easy. Click, take a look and let us know what you think about it.

We have the new IDE 2.1! The main updates are:

  • Energy saving functions: you can turn off the Flyport or just the Wi-Fi transceiver (Hibernation)
  • Improved IOInit() function to easily remap all the peripheral pins
  • Simplified management of the external interrupts with a simple instruction
  • From Wizard it is now possible to modify the number of serial ports and their buffers size
  • From Wizard it is also possible to select the number of UDP sockets and related buffers size
  • Pushbuttons debounce function improved
  • On code editor improved Autocomplete and Tooltips added for each function
  • Added a timestamp at the end of compiling process
  • Visualization of Ram status at the end of compiling.
  • It is possible to add HTML documentation to each project
  • Framework global performance improved
  • Full compatibility with each C30 version >3.24
  • Various minor bugs fixed

Download the new IDE 2.1: http://www.openpicus.com/site/get-started/downloads

And the last but not the least: the programming guide which explains the software embedded inside the Flyport and how it works. More than 60 pages with explanations and examples.

Download the Programmer Guide: http://www.openpicus.com/site/get-started/downloads

About openPICUS

openPICUS is Internet freedom for your things, control and communication for electronic devices. A standalone hardware and software platform for embedded applications to interact via web, email or messages with simple sensors or complex electronic equipment.

For more information, please visit www.openpicus.com

openPICUS: new website, IDE 2.1 and a programmer guide – [Link]

OpenPiCUS integration with ThingSpeak and hibernation mode

openPICUS is an open source wireless platform that uses Wi-Fi and freeRTOS to connect things to the web. The guys from openpicus released some new applications: One new feature is hibernation mode for lower energy use with battery-powered applications. The other new feature is integration with ThingSpeak. All you have to do is download the ThingSpeak.com Library from openPICUS and use it with your FlyPort Wi-fi device. Now, you can sensors connected to ThingSpeak for data logging, visualizations, and access to all of the ThingSpeak apps, such as ThingTweet and ThingHTTP.

Here’s the video

Flyport open source Wi-Fi module


Flyport is a revolutionary Wi-Fi module which is part of the Italian open source platform openPicus.

Flyport is not simply a serial to Wi-Fi solution, but a smart module with no need of an external host processor as it combines Processor power (Microchip PIC24F 256K Flash) with Connectivity (Microchip Wi-Fi certified transceiver).
A wide range of wireless applications can be easily developed and run on Flyport with openPicus IDE, and no Wi-Fi expertise is needed. The IDE allows to focus on application as openPicus framework, which is based on freeRTOS, manages the Wireless stack and its events.

Continue reading Flyport open source Wi-Fi module

OpenPicus IDE and Framework released


ROME, Italy, 20th January, 2011 – OpenPicus, the italian open source platform made for wireless smart sensors and actuators, definitely takes off with a thick list of juicy news. The open source platform is mature and offers to the developers:

  • The new IDE, easy to use and Free to download
  • Software Framework: your Apps can control the functions of the Protocol and of hardware, but you don’t need to be an expert of both.
  • Apps Source Code (such as wireless Webserver)
  • Video guide for the IDE and a Manual for the Framework

“We are really excited. We worked hard for this day to offer to the community a final version of the project, ready to be tasted. Thanks to the community on the Blog, in Facebook and by email for the support. Other great news are coming in the next months

20th Jan 2011: OpenPicus IDE and Framework

OpenPicus, the open source hardware and software platform for wireless Apps, reaches the biggest milestone on 20th January at 10am italian time.

The new IDE and the software Framework will be available for download on www.openpicus.com

This is a great step for the project, FreeRTOS was ported on the FlyPort Wi-Fi module and the Framework let you develop your apps even without any experience in embedded programming or communication protocols.

The core team from Rome declare : “we have finally our IDE and our Framework. It has been tested from November from several Universities around the world that joined our Campus program. We’ll also have a website restyling and a surprise for our community

First WIFI OpenPicus module FlyPort

Following the past posts about OpenPicus project:

OpenPICUS wireless sensor platform project and openPICUS project: PicusWi-Fi module released

An new release is of module happened.

Web of things, opensource and WI-FI

OpenPicus community release the first Wi-Fi module called FlyPort. It’s small and integrates the Microchip PIC24F  (256K Flash, 16K Ram) and the new Microchip Wi-Fi certified module.

FlyPort runs the Wireless Stack (TCP/IP version 5.25 from Microchip) and the Application layer. It’s provided with a confortable 26 ways Male Pinheader connector to let you prototype and test easily. Zero investment is needed to start, no programmers since there’s the Brutus serial bootloader preloaded on the module. Applications and libraries are opensource, so you can freely download from openpicus website.

Programmers have full control of the Wi-Fi module, Low power modes are available. Flyport act as powerful webserver (you can run even Ajax apps based also on graphic libraries) or it may send you email or send data to a remote server.

Claudio Carnevali, founder of the OpenPicus project, says: “We believe FlyPort is a revolutionary device and we’ll be able to achieve a price under 30 Euro soon.  Wi-Fi is the natural wireless platform for the Internet of Things, because it doesn’t need any gateway and expecially when your application can control the RF transceiver to save energy.

openPICUS project: PicusWi-Fi module released

In a previous post we introduce the openPICUS project. To learn more about this project view openPICUS Presentation – Press release. Now it’s time to talk about updates on this project. The guys involved released a Wi-Fi module called PicusWi-Fi. PCB and schematic of this module can be found on project’s blog. This module is based on a Microchip PIC 24F microproccesor.

openPICUS project: PicusWi-Fi module released – [Link]