WiLoader : The WiFi Programmer for Arduino & AVR !
WiLoader : The WiFi Programmer for Arduino & AVR !
The new generation of programmers that uses WiFi instead of cables. Program, control and monitor Robots, AVR and Arduino over WiFi.
The new generation of programmers that uses WiFi instead of cables. Program, control and monitor Robots, AVR and Arduino over WiFi. Read more
About this project
Introducing WiLoader, The new generation of programmers
Have you ever thought of programming wirelessly ? WiLoader is the answer. But HOW ???? WiLoader easily connects to your WiFi network, then you can program your AVR, Arduino boards and Robots. It doesn't need any kind of cable for computer connection, especially those huge old USB ones. Because it employs WiFi, even your smartphone can be used to configure, communicate, control and monitor your targets via a WiFi-UART bridge.
Free eBook for WiFi-Robot Kit Backers !
We will publish “Connected Robots” eBook for beginners in robotics. In this book, different fields of robotic engineering will be introduced and explained such as mechanics, electronics and software. Designing robot body and chassis, designing mechanisms and choosing the right motors, analyzing electronic circuits and devices, using Arduino as a brain for robot, programming Arduino boards and designing useful algorithms are some points that will be discussed. With the help of this Do-It-Yourself book, you are going to enter the world of robotics and you will be capable of designing and building your own ideas. Furthermore, the Connected Robots concept will be explored. Contents of this eBook are simple, straightforward and easy to understand and employ.
Embedded inside Arduino !
WiLoader is easy to set up, use and control. Since Arduino is an open source software and also has a lot of cool features and rich libraries, we will release a software patch for Arduino IDE to support and handle all WiLoader capabilities. WiLoader can be chosen like any other programmers inside the Tools menu. It is compatible with all operating systems and it performs flawlessly.
WiLoader has a WiFi-UART bridge called WiCOM. You can send and receive serial data over WiFi by connecting WiLoader dedicated serial pins to AVR UART pins(RX, TX). Just like other COM ports that Arduino serial monitor uses for communicating and debugging MCUs.
Robotics just got a whole lot easier !!
WiLoader is a really good and wise choice when you are working with robots or any kind of portable devices . It can program your boards on the go without stopping and connecting it to a computer every time.You can even create a customized app for PC or Phones to control your robots by sending commands over WiFi. Also this WiFi-UART Bridge can be used to monitor robot status and sensor values. So robotic fans are in for a treat.
AVR & SMART PHONES !!!
Nowadays smartphones have become an important and fun part of our lives. Therefor we thought why not connect WiLoader to them as well ?! With this connection not only you can set up WiLoader but also you are able to chat with your device via its app. WiLoader app is developed for both iOS and Android phones.
You can use WiLoader app’s setting tab to configure its parameters such as scanning and connecting to desired WiFi network , choosing URAT port baud rate, naming your programmer and …
We will release mobile apps source codes, In order to make it simpler for you to create custom apps . So enjoy this smartphone connection and create anything you want. It is going to be an amazing journey.
Arduino’s perfect match !!
WiLoader is designed to fit on Arduino boards perfectly, so there is no need for any kind of cables or jumpers to connect WiLoader to the ICSP programming pins. Putting them together is really easy and straightforward, you just have to align the ICSP header with its counter parts on WiLoader. WiLoader is capable of a lot more than only programming Arduino. You can use its WiFi-UART bridge for creating startling projects, in order to use all of its capabilities WiLoader connects to Rx/Tx pins (UART pins) on Arduino too. You don't need wires or jumpers to couple its UART pin; when you put WiLoader on ICSP headers its serial pins will fit Arduino Rx/Tx pins without needing any further attention or care. Furthermore, since you might want to use shields with Arduino, WiLoader comes with extension headers for them too. You can enjoy working with any shield compatible with your board without any hassle. So in short, WiLoader is designed in a way that you can enjoy Arduino and its shields even more.
Nothing is inaccessible any more !!
WiLoader can help you reach all the things you desire. If you are developing a product and you need to upgrade its firmware or change the programming but it is too heavy to move every time, if it’s somewhere too hard to reach, if it needs to be installed in a specific spot, if it’s a drone or robot that is too exhausting to catch each time or even if it’s some old design that you just have to update; Well, WiLoader is the key. Because it’s a wireless programmer, it doesn't need a physical connection to your computer. As a result, it can program your device when it’s moving or too far and hard to access . You can even use WiLoader, when you don't even see the target yourself. So, WiLoader will help you reach everything you want and it will make developing quite more enjoyable for you.
Save your USB ports !!
These days, we are using more and more accessories and devices and each of these useful tools needs some sort of computer connection to work, mostly they require a USB port. The problem is that laptops and PCs have limited number of ports. As computer become smaller, sleeker and more compact the number shrinks too. Well, now you have one less connection to worry about and one more USB port to enjoy, because WiLoader doesn't need any physical connection to your Notebook, Laptop or Desktop computer. So, it frees up a USB port and adds one more handy device to use.
For Everyone to SHARE !!
We believe that Open Source products are the best kind. These products evolve and grow a lot quicker and instead of a chosen few, everyone can be a part of their evolution. Everyone has the opportunity to work with them, use them and change them the way they desire. So, WiLoader is following this path too. All of its software components are totally Open Source. The smart phones apps and their source codes, the MCU’s firmware and every other part like them will be available for everyone. Also the schematics and BOM of WiLoader will be accessible too. We truly believe that together we can achieve anything.
WiFi AP and Client !
WiLoader uses WiFi for connection to computers, smartphone and other devices. It can connect to any existing network with just a few simple steps. So, WiLoader doesn't stop you from using the internet or anything connected to your network. Also, even if you don't have a WiFi network or for some reason you need another network for WiLoader, it is capable of creating one for you. You can rename its network and set its password. No matter what the situation is, WiLoader is ready to go.
A new way !!
IoT is the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of. Because of all the potentials and possibilities it creates, almost every company and manufacturer is working on developing and designing components for IoT. But the problem is most of these modules and devices have to completely replace are old ones. WiLoader is designed with a new point of view. It can be added to old devices and projects and give them the capability of remote access, remote upgrade and all the features IoT offers. WiLoader is a way to bring even old and out dated designs, devices and projects to the new world of IoT.
In the spirit full transparency we are sharing the history and our estimated plan of WiLoader in detail, so you will know every step we are going to take.
BRONZE GOAL $100,000
INTERNET Connected WiLoader
If the campaign reaches this STRETCH GOAL, we will upgrade the WiLoader's firmware, so users can connect to WiLoader and then to their Arduinos through internet. So Arduino’s sketch can be remotely updated using WiLoader and you can communicate with your Arduino using internet via the channel created by WiLoader and PetuniaTech's server.
SILVER GOAL $200,000
If the campaign reaches this STRETCH GOAL,we will host “Connected Arduinos' Event ” ! In this event, Arduino owners around the world who have a WiLoader, will be able to connect to each other through the internet. Each Arduino fan can find and contact others with the same interests and hobbies. Also they will be able to chat with each other using WiLoader communication features and will have the opportunity to form new friendships and groups.
A New Path to Internet of Things (IoT)
We are a newly formed group of electrical, computer and systems engineers. Our goal is to break new grounds in Internet of Things (IoT) and create innovative products to elevate the quality of all our lives.
The reason for choosing Petunia Tech as our company name is the reproductive process of this flower. The petunia pollination is quite like communication methods used in IoT and the way various elements interact with each other inside its network.
We are working in several IoT related fields and have multiple products in different stages of development.
Let everyone know "WiLoader" is here!
The New Generation of programmers is here!
Risks and challenges
We have developed two prototype versions and as a result we have a fully functional hardware and a working software. So with a little bit of work, we are going to be ready for mass production.
Our members have successful and vast experiences in mass production of electronic devices. We know from past projects that the production process maybe delayed due to some unwanted events such as electronic parts suppliers lead times, assembly and quality check issues or even shipping difficulties to some regions.
We are ready to handle any complications in this project and will inform you if anything happens. We promise to always be transparent and keep you in the loop trough out this journey.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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