It's been a while since our last product post. With the Maker Faire coming under way in California, we round up the most exciting new product announcements in April.
This is a multi-purpose, all-in-one development platform based on Intel Edison and Arduino SoC. Specially designed to be useful for robotics applications, Romeo for Intel® Edison is compatible with Arduino open source platform and Linux, and supports Java and C development environment. Users are able to extend this platform with thousands of existing shields and modules such as switches, sensors, LEDs, servos, motors easily with Romeo for Intel Edison. It can also be used as a standalone communication platform for software like flash, processing, Max/MSP and VVVV. The integrated 2 way DC motor driver and wireless capability allows you to start your project immediately without the need of any additional motor driver or wireless shield. The Romeo for Intel® Edison inherits all functions of the Romeo all-in-one controller and integrates powerful functions the Intel Edison board possesses. You can describe it as a control board specially designed for robotics applications, carrying the powerful gene of Intel® Edison and being compatible with Arduino.
μHex is the first low-power controller which is compatible with Arduino. It is very suitable for the battery power supply environment. A 210mAh CR2032 cell battery could make it work 60 days long.
As it is using Atmega 328 Microcontroller, it has good general and powerful performance. It packs 14 GPIO and 7 power ports (4 of them could be controlled) which could suit most of your project requirements.
Mixtile LOFT-Q (A31 Quad-Core Processor) Developer Kit is the second series prototyping board of Mixtle Project. Based on the Allwinner A31 soc, this board is well designed for embedded developers, engineers, makers and home entertainment geeks. The LOFT-Q can be used in developing Home Theater Media Center (HTPC), personal cloud platform, NAS, etc.
The LOFT-Q is also an open-source hardware project, all the resources including source code, hardware designing, documents and tools will be open to all people interested. For now, there are multiple software resources available as below:
RLY-8-POE is a USB relay controller based on STM32. With this module users can be able to do remote control/switching power supply centralized management. You can control household appliances through USB wire and with 8 relays. It is suitable for home decoration, hotel, shopping mall management, Internet cafes, karaoke time, daily office, stores monitoring, networking, industrial control equipment, test equipment, power control, unattended, underground pipes, mining equipment, ships, machine room, street lamp management, intelligent management and centralized management.
Also comes in POE version: (DFR0289)
Add some flavor to your Arduino / mbed project with this large colorful touch screen. This TFT Touch screen is a fantastic shield with big (3.5" diagonal) and 240x320 pixels with individual pixel control which could apply to Arduino and mbed. It also comes with micro SD slot and 4MB flash so you could add it easily to your projects with this 3.5" TFT Touch screen.
2.8" also available: (DFR0347)
This standard sheild for WRTnode is directly stackable with the WRTnode Mini OpenWRT Dev Board.
WRTnode uses a MTK MT7620N 580MHZ MIPS CPU, and is powerful in both interface and functionality. But expanding its interface with jumper wires is troublesome since there are only pin headers and Micro USB available onboard. This standard shielf for WRTnode not only expands GPIO, SPI, I2C, etc., but also expands the number of USB interfaces to four, at the same time providing a 100m Ethernet interface. Now it's your choice to have messy spaghetti or just one shield on your board.
This PM2.5 Sensor Module is a digital universal particle density sensor?it can be used to obtain the number of suspended particulate matter in a unit volume of air within 0.3 to 10 microns, namely the density of particulate matter, and outputs via digital interface as well as quality data of per particle. The sensor is useful in a variety of environment-related projects and installations, to provide timely and accurate particle data.
This is a kind of chip_inside LED, so you can control each LED individually! It will be simply amazing when you change the color. And for controlling, it only need one digital pin of your Arduino whose MCU power supplies from 3.3V-5V.
Add a camera, a laser beam emitter, or even a remote cannon on your robots and drones! This is a useful FPV nylon Pan and Tilt for multiple uses. It is compatible with most 9~12g small servos. With this holder, you could easily mount camera or many other small modules on on the servo. The only limit? Your imagination.