The official Arduino Foundation has this week announced the availability of the new addition to their range of Arduino MKR development boards with the launch of the Arduino MKRFOX1200 which was unveiled earlier this month on Arduino Day.
The new MKRFOX1200 development board is particularly suited to Internet of Things projects and comes complete with a GSM antenna that can be attached to the board and a two-year subscription to the Sigfox network. Watch the video below to learn more about this new piece of hardware which has been added to the official Arduino range of development boards.
On Arduino Day, we announced the latest member of the Arduino MKR family: the MKRFOX1200. This powerful IoT development board offers a practical and cost effective solution for Makers looking to add Sigfox connectivity to their projects with minimal previous networking experience.
The MKRFOX1200 shares several similarities with other MKR products, like the MKR1000 and MKRZero, including a compact form factor (67 x 25mm) and a Microchip SAM D21 32-bit Cortex-M0+ microcontroller at its core. The recently unveiled board also features an ATA8520 module for long-range, low-energy consumption, and is capable of running for over six months on two standard AA 1.5V batteries.
Designed for Makers ready to take their IoT projects into the real world, the MKRFOX1200 comes with a GSM antenna that can be attached to the board and a two-year subscription to the Sigfox network. This provides users with full access to Sigfox’s efficient messaging system (up to 140 messages per day), cloud platform, webhooks, APIs, as well as the new Spot’it geolocation service.
For more details and full specifications on the Arduino MKRFOX1200 Internet of Things development board jump over to the official Arduino website via the link below. If you are interested in building Arduino projects these may provide inspiration for your next project.
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