SparkFun’s Qwiic Join System has had a busy week being added to the brand new Experiential Robotics Platform, BeaglePlay, and Arduino Portenta C33!
Good day everybody and welcome to the primary Friday Product Put up of July 2023 and wow, do now we have lots to speak about! To begin off, every of this week’s new merchandise is uniquely geared up with Qwiic connectors! We begin the week off with the Experiential Robotics Platform (XRP) Equipment, which we introduced yesterday. It is a unbelievable, instructional robotics package developed in collaboration with DEKA® and Worcester Polytechnic Institute® (WPI), in addition to Raspberry Pi® Ltd., STMicroelectronics®, DigiKey®, and Dagurobot®! Following that, we’re excited to convey you the most recent improvement platform from BeagleBoard, the BeaglePlay! It is a kitchen sink of a dev board and, fairly actually, gives so many choices to construct your subsequent undertaking. We wrap the day with a 3rd new Arduino board, the Portenta C33, a System-on-Module designed for cost-effective IoT functions and gadgets. Alright, now we have lots to go over, so let’s take a better take a look at all of this week’s new merchandise!
Look how straightforward it’s to construct your individual XRP!
The Experiential Robotics Platform (XRP) is a hands-on, complete robotics platform and contains all the pieces wanted to construct and program a robotic to carry out starting by superior duties – constructing the inspiration for modern considering, science, engineering, and drawback fixing.
On the coronary heart of it’s the XRP Controller Board, which incorporates an on-board Raspberry Pi® Pico W that includes the RP2040 microcontroller; low-power accelerometer + gyroscope 6-DoF IMU (LSM6DSOX from STMicroelectronics®); a Qwiic® connector for straightforward integration of sensors and equipment; two dual-channel motor drivers for 4 motors complete; two servo headers; a momentary button change; and extra. The package additionally contains an ultrasonic rangefinder, line follower, two motors with encoders, servo motor, Qwiic cables, chassis and plastic elements, two wheels, two casters, and battery holder. The robotic is often powered by 4xAA batteries (not included in package), however any provide as much as 11V is supported through the barrel connector.
The Experiential Robotics Platform (XRP) – Beta is accessible for pre-order. We’re estimating to begin delivery these kits by August 2023.
BeaglePlay is an open-source single board pc designed to simplify the method of including sensors, actuators, indicators, human interfaces, and connectivity to a dependable embedded system. It contains a highly effective 64-bit, quad-core processor and modern connectivity choices, together with WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, sub-GHz wi-fi, and single-pair Ethernet with power-over-data-line. With compatibility with 1,000s of off-the-shelf add-ons and a custom-made Debian Linux picture, BeaglePlay makes enlargement and customization straightforward. It additionally contains ribbon-cable connections for cameras and touch-screen shows, and a socket for a battery-backed real-time-clock, making it superb for human-machine interface designs.
Perfect to develop cost-effective, real-time functions, Portenta C33 options the Arm® Cortex®-M33 microcontroller by international chief Renesas and helps MicroPython and different high-level programming languages. Due to its onboard WiFi® and Bluetooth® Low Power connectivity, the module stands out as a really perfect resolution for IoT gateways, distant management methods, fleet administration and course of monitoring.
That is it for this week. As all the time, we will not wait to see what you make. Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or tell us on Instagram, Fb or LinkedIn. Please be secure on the market, be form to 1 one other! We’ll be again with extra new merchandise subsequent week so be certain to verify again then. Joyful hacking!