It may not be the prettiest gadget in the home …
… but I find it mighty convenient. I think I’m going to call it a “Roomie”.
The battery pack shown here is an older green one, the ones currently in the shop are black.
It’s nothing but a JeeNode with a battery pack and a Room Board on top. This example is not optimal, it uses a power hungry ePIR. But you get the idea.
The battery pack is tied to the dedicated connection for it – going through the strain relief holes and around the other side to the solder pads:
And the whole thing is glued together with hot glue:
Nice thing is that this doesn’t restrict the uses of a JeeNode. When switching the battery off, you can hook it up to a USB interface via the FTDI header.
In fact this will even work upside down on a foam board, as used with POFs:
Just think of it as a JeeNode with a power pack sitting on its back :)