Bumblebees are small, portable devices used to validate Pollen network coverage. Bumblebees collect data from Flowers -- such as signal strength and internet connection speeds -- and then send that information to Pollen to confirm coverage and help the network grow.
Bumblebees can be used to validate the Flowers in your own space's network, earning 2 PollenCoin Incentive Credits (PICs) per unique Flower-hex validation (subject to a maximum number of validations per Flower type).
Not only can you validate your own network, but you can also earn PICs by traveling around with your Bumblebee and validating other Flowers in your area. Users can earn additional rewards by validating others' Flowers and dropping Pollen in various hexes on their routes. Try taking your Bumblebee unit with you in your car, on your bike, or in your backpack as you walk around town!
Bumblebee 4 Technical Specifications:
- Linux device with AM3358 ARM processor, 4GB Flash storage, and 512MB RA
- Integrated Siera Wireless MC7411 LTE modem, Taoglas 600-6000MHz 4G/5G antennas with 60% efficiency and -98dBm sensitivity in the CBRS band, and SIM card
- Integrated Ublox Max-8 GPS/GLONASS chip (-166dBm sensitivity) with Taoglas patch antenna
- Requires 10W power supplied through USB-C
*** Note: Bumblebees must upload their coverage on a daily basis in order to earn daily rewards. You must connect to a Flower by 4pm PST every day for at least 5 minutes to ensure validation is transmitted.