The Picaxe "SerialPower" Network combines power delivery and bi-directional communications between processes on intelligent, picaxe-based  battery-less nodes. This can be implemented using just two interchangeable wires. Simple diode-mixing networks with separate power and communication wires are supported as well.

 

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A master node provides for power as well as "timeslots" during which processes on nodes can exchange messages with each other using a standard format. The slave nodes are powered from the network and only need a backup capacitor. Both master and slave nodes can be implemented using any available Picaxe type.

A separate website with all the information required to implement applications can be found here: SerialPower Website. The discussions on the Picaxe Forum can be found here: SerialPower on Picaxe Forum

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