The SAMBA project sensors

We discover the sensors that collect, process and transmit all the information needed to monitor and manage CoFabb.


The core of the data collection, analysis and transfer activity within CoFabb's SAMBA project is a 2 cm X 7 cm wireless device containing a dozen sensors and a microcontroller.

This system makes it possible to place many sensors in a centralised way, without clutter and without cables. The 'sensor node' - as the device is called - can detect different data: the number of people in a room, temperature, pressure and humidity, air quality and vibrations.

This is a large amount of information that is sent to a server. The device is also equipped with intelligence: the microcontroller inside manages the sensors and optimises transmissions to send only the information of interest at the right time. 

This set of features makes SAMBA's set-up particularly innovative, as Umberto Allievi from AGEvoluzione explains in the interview. Watch the video!



We now enter one of CoFabb's offices, where the sensor node has been installed, and see what advantages it offers and how it interfaces with the other nodes in the building.

The device is small in size and fits perfectly into small spaces. The fact that it is aesthetically unobtrusive also means that more than one can be installed where necessary or in large spaces.

Each sensor unit is independent but is able to 'communicate' with neighbouring nodes and transmit not only its own information but also that of others. This is an important aspect that simplifies network installation and configuration because it is not necessary for all nodes to be connected to the router to 'talk' to the system. 

He discusses these aspects in more detail in the video Stefano Mammolito from Kalpa!