OpenMote born at the UC Berkeley in 2012. This was our open hardware contribution to enable the development of open source standards. We were working at the OpenWSN.org project and we felt that current hardware platforms were obsoleted or they were not helping us much on our task of developing and implementing new open source standards. We put all our experience on it, in order to facilitate stack developments, debugging and prototyping. The result was the OpenMote concept, a modular, extensible and robust protyping platform around which we developed tools and documentation in order for others to benefit from our work.
The design is open and we belive that this is what is needed to boost adoption of open standards by the industry. In OpenMote we keep collaborating with opensource projects aiming the development of open standards for the IoT, this includes our very good friends at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center and the Kris Pisters's group lab where OpenWSN and OpenMote born. We also keep aligned with our friends in Sweden and now around the world, the Contiki-OS community which is growing day by day. For those and as we love what we do, we keep improving OpenMote and its ecosystem.