XBee Scent Generator

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Assemble the Parts
  3. Configure the Radio
  4. Prepare the Air Freshener
  5. Wire up the Circuit
  6. Use it!

1) Introduction

What does information smell like? Now you can savor the bouquet of your data with an XBee Scent Generator. We show how to connect easily connect a battery-powered air freshener to the wireless web, using an XBee radio.

By pairing the XBee with a scent dispenser, you can create ambient alerts that notify a whole area without making any noise or needing anyone to look at them! This is a terrific way to present information that builds over time. Not meeting your corporate power-saving goals today? A whiff of pine can remind your co-workers to think green. Are sales spiking? Perhaps the smell of cinnamon warns your workforce that the website is getting slow. Or maybe surf’s up at the beach and a brisk fragrance of ocean breeze pervading your home could change your afternoon plans. It’s a whole new way to interact with information!

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