Hardware: Mk II Starter Kit - the Biomaker XODuino system (2019)
For 2019, we are introducing a new Biomaker Starter Kit, which is more compact and lower cost than the Mk I version (see below). The kit will contain an extended Arduino board, components, small prototyping board and programmable display. It is based on the Open-Smart Rich UNO R3 board, which contains a variety of embedded components, including sensors, 7-segment 4 digit display, real-time clock, touch sensors, buzzer, mp3 player with microSD card holder and expansion shield. Importantly, the connections to the embedded components can be turned off using a DIP switch. The board is Arduino UNO compatible, and can be programmed directly from XOD.
Further, the board is available as a kit of components that includes a wide range of sensors and displays. The kit includes: the Arduino board and: IO Shield, Voltage sensor, Ultrasonic sensor, Touch sensor, Water sensor, PIR motion sensor, Rocker switch, NTC sensor, Light sensor, Slide Potentiometer, Vibration motor, Passive buzzer, Speaker, 8 LED bar, Eagle eyes LED, I2C 1602 LCD, 4-Digit display, microSD card (256MB), CR1220 button battery (40mAh), Infrared Remote Control (with one CR2032 battery), Micro SD card adapter, Infrared emitter, 40pin female to female cable, USB cable (50cm).
The extended kit provides a wide range of sensors, actuators and displays that are programmable from XOD and can form the basis for an extended set of tutorials - as well as provide parts for applications.
4D Systems programmable touchscreen
We wil also provide a programmable touchscreen, such as the 4D Systems Gen4 µLCD 3.2” resistive touch screen. This intelligent display provides a microcontroller and touch screen that can be customised to display user interface elements for visualisation of data (e.g. gauges) or graphical input (e.g. switches, sliders). Graphical elements can be laid out using the free 4D Systems Workshop4 IDE, and downloaded to the display, which can then interact with an Arduino board via serial connection.
Totem Maker kit for construction of customised chassis
For more information, see https://totemmaker.net/product/totem-maker-kit/
Rich UNO R3 board and interface kit:
Current price: around £30/$40 per kit with international shipping.
4D Systems Gen4 µLCD 3.2” resistive touch screen:
Current Price: around £50/$70 per kit
Arduino Learning review:
Arduino.cc - setting up the Rich UNO R3