A wise man did tell me once before, that anything which you can measure, you are able to improve. Hence, it is not a surprise at all to find out that the folks over at ThinkGeek have come up with a slew of rather interesting devices – which will range anywhere from $24.99 all the way to $149.99 a pop for the NODE+ Wireless Sensor Platform.
Just what is the NODE+ Wireless Sensor Platform all about, anyway? This happens to be a wireless, handheld sensor which allows you to measure plenty of different things. You will be able to choose from an iOS or Android base unit with gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer. Apart from that, just like old school LEGO fun where you can “augment” the original creation with more bricks, you can also pick an add-on such as a color or temperature scanner.
NODE can also be described as a wireless, handheld sensor base unit, where the base unit features a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis magnetometer and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, in addition to enough space for another pair of add-on sensors. These add-ons include a Barcode Scanner, a Chroma Color Scanner, a Clima sensor, an I/O, a Luma Light and a Therma Sensor. It is also Arduino-compatible with open API, open firmware, and open source code, virtually allowing you to transform it into anything that you require.