Rapid Hardware Development
GSM Powered IoT Button
The WiFi connected smart button is limited by the requirement of WiFi hence limiting the usage of the button in contexts where WiFi availability comes at a premium. Therefore, we asked the question, how can we build a smart button that works anywhere without the availability of WiFi?
Our rapid hardware development process starts with a preliminary prototyping phase. We validate and explore solutions to our idea by developing electronic prototypes. These prototypes are developed quickly and assembled on breadboards. For the GSM powered IoT button, we wanted to make sure that it is powered with a widely available power source. We tested and evaluated different types of GSM implementations along with different power sources.
Once the electronics components are set, the PCB designing phase starts. From the prototyping phase we discovered that 3 x AAA batteries work the best as the power source. While designing the PCB, we make sure that the final design is compact enough, but at the same time optimized for better GSM signal capturing and enclosure design.
For the enclosure of the GSM IoT button, we made sure that the size is compact as possible as it could be. The prototype enclosure is 100% 3D printed without any mechanical parts for fitting.
Putting Things Together
With all of the above stages, our GSM IoT button concludes with a MVP ready hardware. Our know-how and approach to hardware prototyping made sure that we have a tangible product ready in record times to deploy at a smaller scale.
Companies Using GSM IoT Button
I SAY YOU DO is a product developed by Dialog Axiata PLC, maintained and evangelized by Ideamart Team. I SAY YOU DO help users to leverage IoT hardware by connecting to APIs. I SAY YOU DO, uses Cyrup’s GSM IoT button as a Smart Button for their platform.