Adafruit has announced the imminent availability of its new TensorFlow Lite for Micro-controllers Kit, which will soon be available to purchase price of $44.95. The new kit uses the PyBadge as an edge processor, offering makers, developers and enthusiasts a small credit card -sized development board powered by the ATSAMD51 chip with 512KB of flash and 192KB of RAM. Adafruit has also added 2 MB of QSPI flash for file or asset storage.
“Machine learning has come to the ‘edge’ – small micro-controllers that can run a very miniature version of TensorFlow Lite to do ML computations. But you don’t need super complex hardware to start developing your own TensorFlow models! We’ve curated a simple kit to dip your toes into machine learning waters.”
– ATSAMD51J19 @ 120MHz with 3.3V logic/power – 512KB of FLASH + 192KB of RAM
– 2 MB of SPI Flash for storing images, sounds, animations, whatever!
– 1.8″ 160×128 Color TFT Display connected to its own SPI port
– 8 x Game/Control Buttons with nice silicone button tops (these feel great)
– 5 x NeoPixels for badge dazzle, or game score-keeping
– Triple-axis accelerometer (motion sensor)
– Light sensor, reverse-mount so that it points out the front
– Built in buzzer mini-speaker
– Mono Class-D speaker driver for 4-8 ohm speakers, up to 2 Watts
– LiPoly battery port with built in recharging capability
– USB port for battery charging, programming and debugging
– Two female header strips with Feather-compatible pinout so you can plug any FeatherWings in
– JST ports for NeoPixels, sensor input, and I2C (you can fit I2C Grove connectors in here)
– Reset button
– On-Off switch
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