Arduino has launched IoT Bundle—a kit that provides all the hardware, software, and components needed to build your own connected devices.
“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 an incredibly rewarding process once you figure out the basics,”
The hardware is based around the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect, a board that brings the Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller to the Nano form factor.
Arduino Nano RP2040 features a dual-core 32-bit Arm Cortex-M0+ processor and is accompanied by a U-blox Nina W102 module for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. An onboard accelerometer, gyroscope, RGB LED, and microphone should help to provide all you’d need for your first IoT device.
Also included in the bundle are various components, including a temperature sensor, buttons and wires, servo motor, tilt sensor, and more.
Several example IoT projects have been included, such as:
- Pavlov’s Cat – A project that helps with the training of cats by associating certain melodies with the dispensing of food.
- The Nerd – Build your own Tamagotchi-like digital pet that requires sunlight and virtual feeding. It can even send an SOS via the built-in speaker when it’s hungry.
Puzzle Box – A box that is kept closed with a servo meter and will only open if all the potentiometers are turned to the right combination. An LED box will use different coloured lights to indicate how close you are to guessing the combination