Makers, developers and hobbyists searching for an easy-to-use but powerful control solution for more industrial-type projects may be interested in a new range of controllers from Digital Loggers which are now available from the Adafruit online store.
The Digital Loggers PLDuino ATmega2560 and ESP8266 Customisable PLC digital loggers offer Arduino simplicity together with ESP8266 WiFi connectivity
Adafruit explains more :
Digital Logger’s experience and reliability enable you to customize your own PLC for controlling industrial and robotics projects. Digital Loggers PLDuino is a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) that is based on the ATmega2560 (same chip as an Arduino Mega) and also contains an ESP8266 as well as a 2.4″ color TFT touchscreen! If you need to control equipment or robotics, the PLDuino could get you started fast, its great for making and hacking!
All inputs and outputs are protected – that’s what we call some PLC TLC! Get more functionality from this complete, heavy-duty PLC, and eliminate complexity without the hassle of stacks of boards, wires and components.
A simple USB cable connects to your Arduino, so you can load your first program in mere minutes. Or, if you prefer Lua, GNU GCC, or AVR Studio – they’re all supported too! Arduino demo code and libraries are free to download – most users are able to find all the functions they need on Github.
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