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DigiXbee Cellular LTE-M1

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    • #16336
      ChrisChopp
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      I’m working on builidng my first MayFly data logger with middle school students and when we go to order DigiXbee Cellular components (See below) from the manual they are out of stock. Is there another link to order the right thing at another location, or am I in a waiting game until it comes back online?

      EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Manual

      DigiXbee cellular LTE-M1: Bluetooth, Cellular 4G LTE CAT-M1 (AT&T/Verizon) Transceiver Module; antenna not included; U.FL through hole. Vendor link/unit cost (2018)/quantity required: Digi-Key/$69.00/1

       

      EnviroDIY LTE Bee Adapter: EnviroDIY created this adapter specifically to interface the new Digi Xbee3 LTE cellular modules with the EnviroDIY Mayfly Data Logger. Vendor link/unit cost (2018)/quantity required: Amazon/$15.00/1

      Cellular LTE Antenna: 4G LTE cellular antenna with U.FL connector. Vendor link/unit cost (2018)/quantity required: Digi-Key/$5.00/1

    • #16337
      ChrisChopp
      Participant

      I have the serial number 20347 purchased in 2020. (v1.0)

      would the LTE Bee work with v1.0? EnviroDIY LTE Bee (Pack of 5)

    • #16338
      Shannon Hicks
      Moderator

      The LTEbee adapter board you linked above was a special product we developed in 2019 for interfacing the Digi-brand LTE cellular boards with the Mayfly Logger.   The Digi board have been nearly impossible to buy since late 2020 because of production/shortage issues with the manufacturer and aren’t expected to be back in stock anywhere until later this year supposedly.  So we designed our own LTE cellular board which we called the EnviroDIY LTE Bee (https://www.envirodiy.org/product/envirodiy-lte-bee-pack-of-5/) and that new cell board was specifically designed to work with the Mayfly v1.0 board with no adapter needed between them.

      The assembly manual we published a few years ago describes the process of using a Mayfly v0.5b board and the older Digi boards with the adapter, so your confusion is understandable.  We’re currently rewriting the manual to include photos and instructions for all the new hardware that was released a few months ago, including the new Mayfly and new LTE cell board.  I’m not sure of the exact release date of the updated manual, but it should be really soon.

    • #16352
      ChrisChopp
      Participant

      Thank you very much! I’ll keep looking for the updated manual. Since I’m working with middle school students can you point me to lower-cost sensor options? I would really like to have a turbidity sensor on our station, and I am in the process of ordering a CTD sensor from METER. Thank you for your reply!

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