Arduino, the leading IoT development platform, today announced the introduction of the latest Oplà IoT Package, the first open programmable IoT platform that allows anybody, with complete control over personal data, to create personalised IoT products.
The entry-level package comes complete with a package of 8 self-assembly projects ready to teach you how to upgrade ordinary devices into ‘intelligent machines’ quickly.
You can monitor and operate connected devices from different interfaces with the Arduino Oplà IoT Package, such as the Oplà hardware unit, personalised online dashboards and the smartphone iOS / Android software.
The kit contains 8 IoT projects that can offer different experiences for each user based on their individual level of expertise, from maker to professional. This includes 4 out-of-the-box projects that are ready to deploy around the house: remote controlled lights, a home weather station, a smart garden and a thermostat control.
In addition, users can understand key IoT principles and how they can be incorporated into real-life implementations in 4 projects: home protection alarm, solar system sensor, remote messaging and inventory tracking, all of which can be tracked and managed through the Arduino IoT Cloud. In the future, further projects will be published as online guides, in addition to projects posted on Arduino Project Hub by the user community.
With no soldering necessary, the Oplà IoT Kit is ideal for beginners, but it is also a valuable resource for experienced users. It is based on the Oplà unit, which is a carrier board with an OLED colour display, on-board sensors (temperature, humidity, pressure, IMU, light), capacitive touch buttons, buzzer, color LEDs, 24V relays, SD card reader. The carrier includes a slot for a battery with an integrated battery charger, which makes the device portable and wireless. The kit also contains an MKR WiFi 1010 board and a round plastic enclosure, and two more external sensors, such as motion sensor and moisture sensor. Thanks to the swappable MKR WiFi 1010 board, users will be able to choose another connectivity method by plugging another board from the MKR family in order to switch to GSM, LoRa®, NarrowBand or more.
The Oplà IoT Package serves as the Arduino IoT Cloud’s physical interface, which enables users to create real-time dashboards and plot data while browsing values along a timeline. With the Arduino IoT Remote software, all of this can be managed from a smartphone. Amazon Alexa connectivity requires smooth voice control to incorporate custom-connected electronics into a real-life world. The package comes with a 12-month Arduino Build MKR Plan subscription with premium access to the Arduino IoT Cloud.