From sensor to data, this demonstration of 10BASE-T1L SPE walks through an actual use case from the deep depths of the SparkFun basement.

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We had some fun with our partners – Digi-Key, Analog Devices, Harting, and Würth Elektronik – to not only develop 10BASE-T1L SPE prototyping tools, but to also put together a helpful demo/use case. The video below provides a quick look at the new prototyping tools and then moves to the demo.


At SparkFun we have water, essentially a river, that flows under our building – making flooding in our basement a risk. We needed a way to monitor the sump pumps to indicate if there is flooding.


During this demo, Kirk (our CTO), takes viewers into our basement to demonstrate how he built a system to monitor the pumps using the MicroMod and QWiic ecosystems – including a couple sensors to monitor vibration, the SparkFun MicroMod Ethernet Function Board, the MicroMod RP2040 Processor Board, a very long single pair ethernet cable, and a handful of other parts. The data transmitted through the cable is displayed using Machinechat.


SPE Demo at IMTS this Week!

If you happen to be at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) this week and would like to play with a small scale version of this demo, visit the Harting booth, #134533.

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Ready to Start Prototyping with 10BASE-T1L SPE?

Here are the two tools we co-developed and released earlier this year:

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