Take your IoT development into overdrive with the Omega2 Maker Kit. It includes everything from the Starter Kit and the Relay, Servo, and OLED Expansions, Onion's three most popular expansions!
Build the same circuits as in the Starter Kit AND conduct 8 additional experiments using the Onion Expansions, including how to control servos, use an H-bridge to control a DC motor, write text and images to the OLED display, and control other high-powered circuits with the Relay Expansion.
Step by step instructions for building each circuit and running through each experiment can be found in the online Maker Kit Guide.
Your Maker Kit contains the following items.
How to Use This Kit
Then you can learn more on:
- Connecting to the Omega’s Command Line
- An introduction to using the command line
- Installing the software we need for the experiments
Once you’ve done those, Onion recommends working your way through the experiments in order as they usually build on what Onion has learned in each one.
What Exactly Will I Learn?
Here’s a list of all of the experiments we’re going to build with your Kit:
- Blinking an LED
- Learn the basics of programming the Omega by turning an LED on and off.
- Blinking Multiple LEDs
- Learn some more programming concepts by controlling multiple LEDs at once.
- Fading an LED
- Create a cool LED fading effect using the pulse width modulation technique.
- Reading a Switch
- Use a physical switch to control an LED through the Omega.
- Using a Shift Register
- Use a shift register chip to control 8 LEDs using only a few GPIOs.
- Controlling a Seven-Segment Display
- Add a seven-segment display to the previous circuit to display numbers.
- Reading a 1-Wire Temperature Sensor
- Use a 1-Wire temperature sensor to read the ambient temperature.
- Controlling LCD Screen
- Use the I2C protocol to control an LCD screen attached to the previous circuit.
And a list of tutorials on using the PWM, OLED, and Relay Expansions:
- Dimming LEDs
- Learn about Pulse Width Modulation and controlling LEDs
- Controlling Servos
- Use the PWM Expansion to control Servos and pick up some Python skills along the way
- Run a DC Motor with an H-Bridge
- We’ll get really creative and use the PWM Expansion to control an H-Bridge chip which will in turn drive a DC motor
- Writing text to the screen
- We’ll use Python to programmatically write text to the screen
- Changing the screen’s settings
- Learn how we can use user input to change display settings
- Draw lines!
- Prompt the user for input and use it to draw lines on the screen
- Controlling isolated circuits
- Learn how to control circuits electrically isolated from the Omega’s circuits
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Documentation and Resources:
- How to Run a Python Script Automatically on Bootup / Startup with Onion Omega 2
A common issue many makers face when they move from microcontrollers to Single-Board-Computers is how to get them to run a program automatically when they are powered on. People who have cut their teeth on Arduino, Micro:bit, and other microcontrolle...
- How to Install and Setup Python on Onion Omega 2
In this installment of our Onion Omega2 tutorial series, we will cover the basic steps necessary to install and run python on the Omega2 or Omega2+. We'll cover how to install python or python3, how to install python modules and finally, we'll write...
- Onion Omega - First Time Setup Using the Command Line
In this tutorial, we will learn how to set up the Onion Omega2/Omega2+ for the first time using the command line. While the Omega2/2+ has a graphical setup wizard and a web-based GUI called the "Console," we have found both to be suscept...
- How to Setup ATOM (Code / Text Editor) on Onion Omega2
In this tutorial, we will learn how to code for the Onion Omega2 on our PC, and then wirelessly upload our code using the ATOM text editor. The ATOM text editor is a powerful and easy to use text editor developed by the team at Github. It is al...
- Getting started with your Onion Omega2/2+
In this tutorial we will learn how to set up the Onion Omega2/Omega2+ for the first time. You will require the following: Onion Omega2 or Omega2+ An Onion Omega2 Dock, such as: An Onion Omega2 dock, eg. Power Dock or Breadboard Do...
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