Experimenting with the Microduino MicroWRT Core


Some weeks ago, Jason from Microduino kindly sent us three samples of the MicroWRT Core boards and asked us to give them a try and use them with qMp. We added the support for these devices in the recent qMp 3.2 Clearance stable release and played with them a little bit to build a small mesh with sensors.

The MicroWRT is a small and cheap development board based on the MediaTek MT7620A SoC (which integrates Ethernet networking and 2.4 GHz WiFi 2T2R), with 64 MB of RAM and 16 MB of flash storage. It is fully supported by the currently latest OpenWrt 15.05 Chaos Calmer release and, since recently, by the qMp 3.2 Clearance stable release.

The MicroWRT boards have a great performance and the SoC is well supported by qMp/OpenWrt. The devices are a great option to build a wireless mesh network that integrates sensors and actuators, thanks to their expansion board that allows integrating Microduino (Arduino-compatible) boards.

We have detailed the process of building a small mesh network with three of these devices, adding the Microduino board with a sensor and sharing the information all over the mesh network in the following two articles:

Experimenting with the Microduino MicroWRT (I)
Experimenting with the Microduino MicroWRT (II)

According to Jason from Microduino, the devices will be available for purchase in a few weeks.