Developers, makers and hobbyists but enjoy building Internet of Things projects might be interested in a new piece of hardware developed called the Xploboard, which has been created to provide an affordable yet flexible platform for creating IoT projects.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Xploboard Internet of Things board and how it can help you create your next IoT project. This developer explains more about the inspiration behind the new hardware as well as its features and functions.
Let me explain a little bit more about the history. Some years ago, I started developing on microcontrollers. I was fascinated from the beginning. My first mcu was an Atmega32. I created a lot of projects but I ever missed a “perfect” development platform.
Most of them are quite slow, others are expensive and quite big in size. Many are stackable. It seems to be fine but with one added shield, you are at the limit. My intention was to create a cheap, powerful and flexible platform to realize all my projects. I am sure, I have made it with the creation of the Xploboard. It offers state-of-the-art technology, very small form factor (43mm*56mm without connectors) and a huge amount of interfaces.
You will have 4 connectors with I2C, SPI and 2 UART interfaces each! It is faster that most of the other 8 bit mcu running at 32 megahertz. With Atmel Software Framework, you can create your projects just by “click and modify”. Current consumption at 5V supply (in ultra low power mode and deactivated peripherals) is below 0.05 Watts! But Xploboard is able to deliver up to 1 A for external components.
Just get the needed add-on modules and start developing. No matching add-on available? No problem! Just download eagle files and create your own. All will be open source.
The prototype of the Xploboard is nearly finished and working. The prototypes visited the heaven and the hell (temperature chambers, load tests e.g.).And they are still alive! A lot of interface boards are already assembled and tested like: Xbee modules, Bluetooth, Wlan, Lan, SD-Card, Reed sensor, RF modules, LED modules, OLED connectors, level shifters.
For more information on the new Xploboard jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from just €25 for early bird backers.
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