Ride the Radio
Motes are wireless, so the information is
passed along through radio waves, a bit
like a mobile phone. Each mote has its own
antenna. It has to be clear of any obstacles
so that the radio waves don't get blocked.
For this reason, motes are usually placed
up high. Using radio waves is a big advantage
as it means we don't need miles of cables
to connect all the motes together. Can you
spot the mote in this picture?
A mote up high
in the Orchid House