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4 Jan 2023

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A Bundle for Building Homegrown IoT Projects Is Available from Arduino

Arduino, the world's leading open-source hardware and software platform, has recently announced the launch of its new bundle, designed to make it easier for users to build their own IoT projects. This is an exciting development for those interested in learning more about IoT and developing their projects.

"Getting started with the IoT can be a daunting process. It requires a certain set of tools and a level of knowledge to take those first steps, but building your own connected IoT devices can be incredibly rewarding once you figure out the basics," said Arduino in a blog post.

A Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller is integrated into the Nano form factor using the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect.

A U-Blox Nina W102 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity module has been integrated into the Arduino Nano RP2040, which features a dual-core 32-bit Arm Cortex-M0+ processor. All you'd need for your first IoT device should be provided by an onboard accelerometer, LED, microphone, gyroscope, and RGB.

Several additional items are included, such as a temperature sensor, servo motor, and tilt sensor. For example, the company included several example projects involving the Internet of Things (IoT), such as

  • Pavlov's Cat: Using certain melodies to associate food dispensing with training cats.
  • The Nerd: Create your Tamagotchi-type digital pet that needs sunlight and virtual food. It can even send an SOS via the built-in speaker.
  • Puzzle Box An open box with a servo meter on it will only open if the potentiometers are set in a combination of sorts.

A box with LED lights will glow a different color with each combination attempted to tell you how close you are to the right answer. The kit includes the following:

  • An Arduino Uno board.
  • A USB cable.
  • Several sensors and actuators.
  • Other components to help you build your own custom IoT devices.

The kit has tutorials and step-by-step instructions for setting up and programming the devices. Additionally, Arduino provides access to its online resources to help users create projects using their ideas.

The bundle is intended to provide users with an easy way to begin working with the Internet of Things. It is also designed to help teach people how to develop their projects with the Arduino platform. With the bundle, users can quickly build prototypes of various IoT devices.

Additional information on the Arduino IoT Bundle is available Here.

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