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First Software Open-Source PLC 
(Arduino-Compatible) - CE & UL certificated - to control your Internet of Things
First Software Open-Source PLC (Arduino-Compatible) - CE & UL certificated - to control your Internet of Things
191 backers pledged $65,829 to help bring this project to life.

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CONTROLLINO is a Software Open-Source PLC in 3 different sizes. Perfect for your next Industrial Application, Home Automation, Educational - Project to control your Internet of Things.

A solid hardware build around Atmel’s ATmega328 and the ATmega2560 microcontrollers, ready to run with your products and projects.

 CONTROLLINO on TWiT

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UPDATES:

The feedback from the Industrial sector is great so far. However, we recognized that for some private customers it is sometimes hard to buy one. On our side, we want to finish this and arrive at our goal to push production.

We will now offer the “Buy 2 – Take 3” offer!

Ask 2 friends to buy it together with you and save money. Or even resell it to others afterwards. I can assure you … it will never be so cheap again. Or use the opportunity and use it as a gift for Christmas.

Programming CONTROLLINO

Some people are still asking how the CONTROLLINO gets programed ... here the easiest example with ARDUINO IDE.

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HIGH POWER DIGITAL OUTPUTS

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RELAIS OUTPUTS

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Processor, Interface and More

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First look at smart CONTROLLINO HMI

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This is only a prototype ... a perfectly designed, manufactured and labelled module will be available soon.

TFT HMI

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CONTROLLINO is also :

  • Developed according to

        •EN 61010-1 (General Safety requirements)

        •EN 61010-2 (Particular requirements for control equipment)

        •IEC 60073

  • Fully UL and CE certificated
  • Short-Circuit, Over-Load and ESD protected

CONTROLLINO works under :

  • Altitude up to 2 000 m AMSL

  • Temperature range of 5 °C to 55 °C

  • Maximum relative humidity 80 % for temperatures up to 31 °C decreasing linearly to 50 % relative humidity at 55 °C

  • Mains supply voltage fluctuations up to ±10 % of the nominal voltage

  • TRANSIENT OVER VOLTAGES up to the levels of OVER VOLTAGE CATEGORY ll

  • POLLUTION DEGREE of the intended environment PD2.

CONTROLLINO has in general :

  • 250V / 6A Relays Outputs

  • 2A Digital Outputs

  • Digital/Analog Inputs

  • 12V or 24V Supply voltage

  • The possibility to also connect directly to the processor

  • RTC inside

THE IDEA

When I was at electronic school ... I would have loved ARDUINO ... but back then microcontroller programming wasn’t that easy. When I became aware of ARDUINO I thought ... what a great idea for young people and those who are not hardcore microcontroller programmers.

The only problem with ARDUINO is ... when you don’t really know so much about electronic hardware ... driving more than a LED can become difficult. And using an ARDUINO Board in a professional project or even a product that you want to sell is quasi impossible if you want to get certification.

The solution for those problems is CONTROLLINO!!!

PROGRESS

   General Features CONTROLLINO MINI:

  •     Microcontroller: AT mega 328
  •     Clock Speed: 16 MHz
  •     RTC
  •     Input current Max. 10A
  •     6x Relays Outputs – 230V / 6A
  •     8x Analog/Digital Inputs
  •     8x Digital Outputs – 2A @12V or 24V

General Features – CONTROLLINO MAXI:

  •   Microcontroller: ATmega2560
  •   Clock Speed: 16 MHz
  •   RTC
  •   Ethernet Connector
  •   RS-485 interface
  •   Input current Max. 20A
  •   10x Relays Outputs – 230V / 6A
  •   12x Analog/Digital Inputs
  •   12x Digital Outputs – 2A @12V or 24V

General FeaturesCONTROLLINO MEGA:

  • Microcontroller: ATmega2560
  • Clock Speed: 16 MHz
  • RTC
  • Ethernet Connector
  • RS-485 interface
  • Input current Max. 20A
  • 16x Relays Outputs – 230V / 6A
  • 24x Analog/Digital Inputs
  • 12x Digital Outputs – High Side Switch – 2A @12V or 24V
  • 12x Digital Outputs – Half-Bridge - 2A @12V or 24V

SPECIAL FEATURES

This internal Function change voltage dividers ratio on the processor input. Via this Function it is possible to use one input for analog and digital and for 12V or 24V input voltage range without user action.

Over the Pin Header you have direct contact to the processor like on an ARDUINO Board. But all Pins are also 4000V ESD protected.

All CONTROLLINO PLCs have an internal RTC using SPI which can be switched ON and OFF so you can use the SPI for other purposes via Pin Header.

On the CONTROLLINO MAXI and MEGA you can choose between internal RTCand Ethernet using SPI. Or you switch it also OFF so you can use the SPI for other purposes via Pin Header.

WHY WE WANT YOU

We have come to the point where we want to maximize our first production. This is the chance for you to be one of the first that can realize his project with CONTROLLINO or evaluate CONTROLLINO for your future product.

TIMELINE

 REWARDS

We ship anywhere in the world!!!

Outside the US add 20 USD for shipping.

 THE CORE TEAM

Risks and challenges

Since years we are in the development and production sector for electronics. We have developed in all kinds of sectors ... consumer, industry and even military. We have produced electronics in numbers from 1 to 10.000 pieces. But as always ... there are risks of higher orders ... but we are sure to manage these as well.

If in any event a delay is eminent ... we will immediately inform our bakers.

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