Computer and DIY electronics enthusiast Alain Pannetrat has launched the new Kickstarter campaign this week to raise the €4,750 required to take the NoCAN wired Internet of Things platform into production. NoCAN Offers a wired alternative to wireless and Bluetooth IoT systems offering an Arduino compatible wired IoT platform based on CAN-bus.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the wired IoT platform which has been specifically designed with makers in mind. “NoCAN is an Arduino compatible ‘wired’ IoT platform for makers. It is based on CAN-bus: a robust bus communication protocol that is widely used in industrial and automotive applications. It enables you to connect a set of Arduino-compatible ‘nodes’ to a Raspberry-Pi, using a single cable that brings both power and networking. The Raspberry-Pi controls the network and acts as a gateway to the outside world. You can connect sensors, lights, relays, and actuators and build complex IoT application easily. You can even control your network with your smartphone thanks to the ‘blynk’ gateway included in the software.”
NoCAN is now available to back with early bird pledges available from €57 or £50 for the standard NoCAN kit which includes two nodes 1 x Omzlo PiMaster HAT, 2 x Omzlo CANZERO nodes, screws, spacers and 120 ohm termination resistor.
The Omzlo CANZERO node is a dual-MCU board with the following specifications :
– Main MCU: SAMD21 Cortex-M0+ 32bit low power ARM MCU
– Clock speed: 48Mhz (and 32.768kHz for RTC)
– Operating Voltage: 3.3V
– Digital I/O Pins: 22
– Analog: 7 outputs and 1 input
– Peripherals: 1 UART, 1 SPI, 1 I2C, CAN-bus
– Flash Memory: 256K (8K for the bootloader)
– SRAM: 32K
– Extras: Built-in user LED, VIN and 5V supply pins
– Network driver MCU: STM32F042 Cortex-M0 32bit ARM MCU – 48Mhz
The Omzlo PiMaster is a Raspberry Pi HAT with the following specifications :
– MCU: STM32F042 Cortex-M0 32bit ARM MCU – 48Mhz.
– Network: 125000 bps CAN bus.
– Power: 6V to 28V DC.
– Security: Smart power switch with overcurrent protection.
– Size: Standard Pi HAT footprint.
– GPIO: Communicates with Raspberry Pi through SPI + GPIOs.
To learn more about the interesting Arduino compatible wires Internet of Things platform jump over to the official crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.