Waspmote is an open-source wireless sensor platform specially focused on the implementation of low-consumption modes which allows the sensor nodes (“motes”) to be completely autonomous, i.e. battery powered. The life span of Waspmote sensor nodes may range from 1 to 5 years depending on the duty cycle and the radio used.
The software side is nearly identical to the popular Arduino IDE, so you'll have no trouble writing code for Waspmote if you have used Arduino before. (The Mote Runner kits are exceptions. They do not use the Waspmote IDE; they are designed to use IBM's Mote Runner SDK.)
Waspmote hardware is based on a modular architecture. The idea is to integrate only the modules needed in each device, optimizing costs. For this reason, all the modules (radios, sensor boards, etc.) plug into Waspmote through sockets.
Most importantly, all possible combinations of Waspmote hardware with wireless modules have FCC, CE and IC Radio Certifications! This is not true of combinations you might make using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc. So with Waspmote, you can build and deploy your device quickly and easily — just make sure you use radio frequencies and power ratings within local regulations.
This category lists the main Waspmote boards and starter kits. See the [Sensor Boards] and [Accessories] subcategories for individual modules used in a Waspmote system.