Following our announcement that mbed.org now supports the Freescale FRDM KL25Z, I got a call from Jim Carver at Avnet, who was keen to tell me about their new Wi-Go module for the the FRDM KL25Z, which has been designed for prototyping "Internet of Things" applications.
The module has a sensor for just about everything you might want to sense :
- 3 Axis accelerometer for 3D acceleration (MMA8451Q)
- Magnetometer for compass direction (MAG3110)
- Altimeter based elevation (MPL3115A2)
- Air Pressure (MPL3115A2)
- Temperature (MPL3115A2)
- Ambient Light Level (TEMT6200)
- Serial flash memory (S25FL216K)
- Wi-Fi Communications module (LBWA1ZZVK7)
It also includes an 800mAH LiPo battery, which is capable of powering the module for a substantial length of time, and can also be recharged from USB connector. This makes it great for prototyping untethered nodes for IoT Applications.
Jim has allocated 5 of these Wi-Go modules for mbed users who want to prototype something IoT. We'll send then free of charge, to the successful applicants, and in mbed tradition all we ask in return is a cookbook page with a published, documented library, and a hello world program.
There are 8 sensors which need cookbook page + library, and 5 boards to give away, so applicants must be willing to write more than one!
If you would like to apply, please email email@example.com with your mbed user name, and which of the components listed below you'd like to develop for.
Of course, if you just want to buy one straight away and get started on your own IoT projects, they are also available to sale here :
There's even prizes! ...
Programs exported from the mbed online compiler in MDK format are eligible to enter the Avnet Wi-Go Design Challenge - there are some great prizes up fro grabs, with the first prize being an 11" MacBook Air