Price: $499 USD
The Swarm Eval Kit transmits and receives data using Swarm’s space network to provide connectivity from anywhere on Earth.
Each Eval Kit includes the following components:
- Swarm Tile + VHF antenna
- Solar Panel
- 3 rechargeable 18650 batteries
- Integrated ground plane
- FeatherS2 – ESP32 board
- Adafruit FeatherWing OLED
The Eval Kit PCB is designed to provide the developer with an easy to use platform, with the included Feather and FeatherWing boards, a USB-C port, I2C port for optional additional sensors, and more.
|Satellite data||Transmit/receive messages in less than 5 minutes (Q1-2022)|
|Dimensions||32 x 26 x 8 cm (not including tripod /antenna)|
|Primary components||Swarm Tile + VHF antenna|
Solar Panel + integrated ground plane
FeatherS2 – ESP32 board
Adafruit FeatherWing OLED Screen
3 rechargeable 18650 batteries
GPS Flex antenna
|Sensors||Onboard GPS (lat/lon/alt)|
1 pulse per second signal
|Power||9 W solar panel, USB-C charger|
31 Whr battery (3 x 18650 cells)
Unregulated 4.2V battery output for external
sensors or devices
I2C with optional 3V3 pull-ups and a 3V3 regulated output
24 hr lifetime on batteries only (WiFi on)
|Protocol||Modified NMEA two-letter command set|
|Bit rate||1 kbps|
Maximum packet size is 192 bytes
Q: What’s in the Swarm Eval Kit?
A: Each Eval Kit purchase includes a solar panel + battery charger, integrated ground plane, and a tripod.
We also made the kit compact and robust to fit our customer needs.
Q: What components are on the Eval Board?
A: Each Eval Kit hosts a Swarm Tile (on a swappable mPCIe board), a FeatherS2 – ESP32 board and FeatherWing OLED screen, GPS antenna, and rechargeable batteries.
Q: Are the Eval Kits enabled with 2-way data transfer?
A: No. 2-way data transfer is available for commercial Swarm Tiles.
Q: Is the Eval Kit weatherproof?
A: Yes! We use an IP68 rated waterproof enclosure ready for field test or deployment
Q: How do I send data using the Eval Kit?
A: Users can send via the Eval Kit using a 1-click web messaging app or over a Wifi/Serial connection, and can receive data by email or the in Swarm user web UI. The Eval Kit product is a 1-way data transfer product. 2-way data transfer is available for commercial Swarm Tiles.
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