Cloud connected Development Board
obniz is development board which has 12 IO and WiFi-BLE module. It can be controlled through the APIs on obniz cloud, either through the REST or WebSocket API.
Embed/Run a program within Html
With obniz, it's easy to make any hardware project you can think of! Just connect motors or sensors to an obniz then program it via the Internet. No App or firmware flashing is required. Program it from your PC or smartphone now! You only need one HTML to integrate obniz and Webpage.
Not just HTML. Use obniz via the web API
But you can use the REST or Websocket API to use your obniz as well.
Only 30 seconds to start Program/Run
No SDK installation is required. We provide a sample HTML page for you. Just scan the QR code on your obniz to get started programming. It will bring you to the programming page where you can begin. After connecting to Wifi, it takes just 30 seconds to open the programming page and start running code.
You are free to write your own HTML pages. Additionally, you can publish these pages and easily your program with friends! To run in another browser, just open the HTML in which. obniz.js runs in various modern browsers.
Are you searching pins for UART and SPI? ALL 12 pins can be used for A/D, UART, SPI and others. There are no specialized pins, they all have the same capabilities. Just plug in your parts without worry! There is a limit to the total number of UART pins, but A/D and others can be used on all 12 pins at the same time.
It might be danger "SHORT" between pins which under 1A capable mode. obniz always watching over-current at all 12 pins when using 5V push-pull. And obniz will stop at over-current. And will automatically recover.
You will get obniz within this case.
- Control a motor
- Use a temperature sensor
- Lighting a LED
obniz is already online. You are controlling it from your browser. All things via the internet. Pulilng curtains from your smartphone or turning on the air-conditionar is pretty easy.
- connect morors and control it like a radio-control
- control air-conditionar form a smartphone
- move direction of Webcam from the Web
Too easy to collect sensor values by using obniz. Make Web game controlled from a joystick Or prepare many obniz which has a temperature sensor, and place it all your town. It seems fun collect/analyze the datas.
- controll web game from acceleration sensor connected to an obniz
- show occupied/empty toilet status on display
- Check the key-lock at your home from a smartphone.
- Alert burglar by alarm and take a photo and upload to Dropbox
- As 12ch low-speed oscilloscope
- control arduino from the Web.
- control model trains and monitor it from your phone.
Any language, especially from Node.js, obniz can be used. So, It is easy to integrate any web services. At past, It was no relationships between lamps and facebook. obniz can connect them.
- Shake a flag from tweeting
- record temperatures to csv file on Dropbox
- Notify to slack when someone crossed.
"OK Google Open the Trash"
We made obniz for us and for friends who want to internet connected things.But we noticed many more people want this. We exhibited at MakerFair NewYork 2017. We bring obniz and motors/papers/cups/etc to MFNY 2017.
We let kids to make their own robots with obniz.It was so much fun!
We want let more people to use obniz. obniz is the most easiest way to create hardware. Even a child. And also Internet connected! Not only a child. Software Engineers will favorite this. We decided to launch a project on kickstarter. If succeed, we can provide obniz with low-price and world-wide! So please help obniz project.
If you back our project, we are very glad! We will send a thanks message or obniz itself. Also We think you might want a electronic parts. We prepare some parts for you.
We founded a company in Tokyo/japan.
We are now three hardware/software specialists.
You can see what we have made before on each personal website. The links is on our user details.
Risks and challenges
We have many experiences on manufacturing devices and operating Web services.
However, we made obniz final prototype and gave it to friends who want to use it as beta-tester.
And also we are using.
This project has a few risks we expected because this is mass production.
1. There is a probability that obniz cloud down.
obniz is always connected to obniz cloud. You can't do anything without it.
Of-course, We can recover. And we will distribute servers and updating system. We think it will work but server-down is always can't be expected.
I know it is common-risk of web services. But this is beginning of new project, It has more risk than facebook, twitter,etc.
2. This is first time We send hardware world-wide. There is a possibility that occurs some trouble with delivering to some country or some area.
like laws of radio-test or safety-test.
But japanese government has supports ventures about exporting. Now already we are talking about. We think we can solve it when it occurs. But still there is a risk that you can't get a reward. If it occur we will do pay-back or something.
3. Shipping-delay few weeks.
We already discussed two factories I know. We sent PCB gerbs and parts-list.The both factory answered same answer "It takes 30-45 days at 1000piece obniz".
But situations will be changed. It is possible delay shipping rewards.
And also, It depends on how much obniz make.
- (30 days)