Meet Plug ‘N’ IoT, world’s easiest way to create your own Internet of Things device. Simply plug any sensor of your choice, four clicks on your computer and that’s it.
Plug ‘N’ IoT is meant for everyone, so you don’t need to know anything about code programming, although if you do know something, you can create and add your own libraries and sketches.
Our basic version consists of a processor, GSM module and connectors.
A premium version consists of a processor, GSM module, connectors and a shield.
There are loads of open-source boards out there, so why choose Plug ‘N’ IoT?
We are using the most powerful processor of all Arduino boards (the ATMEL SAM3X8E, from Arduino Due), with the following characteristics:
- Has a 512Kb capacity for storing sketches.
- Goes at 84Mhz clock frequency.
- Provides 16 times more memory.
- Is natively 32bit (Arduino Uno and Arduino Leonardo have an 8bit processor).
- Max I/O Pins: 103 total and many other interfaces and ports.
On top of this, Plug ‘N’ IoT offers an endless list of possibilities, from making your home more secure by adding motion sensors and placing the board next to your front door, or even tracking your cat’s whereabouts in the neighbourhood by GPS.
You don’t need to know about programming! We wanted it to be fun and easy for everyone to use, so we made it as simple as possible.
Also, we know that many of you are big fans of Arduino, so we made Plug ‘N’ IoT completely compatible with Arduino shields and other Arduino accesories, so you can write your own codes and use them on Plug ‘N’ IoT.
The software will be available for download in our website once the campaign is funded and in order to install it you will simply need to run an .exe installer.
Create your own Internet of Things! You can pretty much create anything you want, seriously. Just plug any sensor you want to work with into the board, download the libraries you need and that’s it.
We showed you some examples in the video but the possibilities are limitless and we cannot wait to see what you will create with it!
CPU: 32-bit ARM Cortex - M3
Memory Flash: 512Kb
Frecuency: 84 MHz
Digital I/O Pins: 54 (of which 12 provide PWM output)
Analog Input Pins: 12
Analog Outputs Pins: 2 (DAC)
Sensors’ communication interface:
- SPI: 4 x SPI
- I2C: 2 x I2C
- CAN: 2 x CAN
- LIN: 3 x LIN
- SDIO: 1 x SDIO
- UART: 5 x UART
Programming languages: C, C++
Communication module (SIM900)
We are a small company based in Leiden, The Netherlands. The company has two divisions. One part is focused on drone technology and the other division focuses on the development of customized technology solutions.
We are passionate about 'Internet of Things' and sensorics’ related technologies so, of course, we started developing small devices that could carry out simple tasks just for fun. After a few failed trials, we ended up developing a system that reminded us of watering the plants of the office by using humidity sensors. We realised the potential of the idea and how easy it was to make it work even for non-techy people and so we thought about taking it one step further and give it a try in the Kickstarter community.
Here at Avionics we are firm believers of open source, we have benefited so much from it and we think that it’s only fair to give back to the community. All our codes and files will be available to download and accessible to the public once the campaign is over. Everyone is welcomed to edit and contribute with their own codes.
Aside from this, we will publish our design for the case on our website so you can edit it any way you want and share your own designs with the rest of the community.
As you saw in the video, we have a fully operational prototype along with a case. We need the fundings in order to improve some aspects of the device and do some finishing touches on the design of the case and the interface, we will be ready for production!
Spreading the word is always important! Even if you can't back our project, it would be great for us if you shared it with your family & friends (may be they will back it and then you can borrow their Plug 'N' IoT, ha!)
A big thank you to the guys at GIAURA for participating in our video (pssst! They're doing amazing stuff - go check out their website/ facebook/ twitter)
We would also like to thank Eddy Bon Dierenshop for letting us film in the shop and being super nice about it!
Last but not least, we would like to thank the Hortus Botanicus of Leiden for letting us film in their beautiful gardens.
*Credit for the music goes to www.bensound.com*
- Stay Tuned!
Risks and challenges
Supplier dependance: We have a long term relationship with our current suppliers but there's one thing we know for sure: there are always unexpected curveballs.
In case anything comes up, we have back-up suppliers for every component, and we will always be transparent and keep you updated with every challenge that we face.
We would love to hear from you! Feel free to drop us a line if you have a question, idea or you just simply want to talk about Plug 'N' IoT at firstname.lastname@example.org
- (30 days)