Fresh from our laser cutter is our Pioneers Platform for Pycom. Internet of Things (IoT) projects are wildly fun, though they have the burden of RF cables, antennas and all the other mess of creative exploration. As fellow adventurers of IoT, we invented this platform to keep our projects tidy and secure so we can get straight to the fun stuff: pioneering with hardware.
Invented and manufactured right here at Core Electronics in Newcastle. For makers, by makers.
- Compatible with all Pycom Shields / Expansion Boards
- Compatible with all Pycom Boards (with the use of an Expansion Board)
- Compatible with Pycom Antenna Kit (countersunk mounts for secure fitment)
- Compatible with a half-size breadboard
- Secure mounts for up to 3 duck antenna
- Secure mount for an 3G/LTE antenna
- RF cables are better protected from accidental sharp bends
- PCB RF connectors are better protected from accidental damage
- Rubber feet for better grip on benches
Note: This is just the platform. All Pycom products and accessories are available separately. We recommend the Pycom Expansion Board & Pycom LoPy if you'd like to get hands on with LoRa/Sigfox/WiFi/BLE. Take a look at the Pycom FiPy if you'd like to explore 3G/LTE.
Handy Pycom resources:
- IoT Beginners Workshop (free online course, created and supported by us)
- Pycom Tutorials (created and supported by us)
- Pycom Official Documenation
- Local community workshops (free courses, held @Core Electronics every week)
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Documentation and Resources:
- How to Build Internet-Connected Electronics Projects
What do we mean when we talk about the "Internet of Things"? Mostly we're talking about tiny computers that have access to the internet and do some useful work. Unlike the computers we're used to holding in our hands, they don't have a touchscreen an...
- Temperature Sensing with the TMP36 and Pycom
The TMP36 is a low cost, easy to use sensor that fits well with any project. With the TMP36, adding temperature sensing to your Pycom project is easy! In this tutorial, we will use the Pycom Lopy4, and send our measured data to The Things Network via...
- Light Sensing with an LDR and Pycom
One of the simplest sensors in any makers toolkit is a light sensor or LDR. An LDR works by changing its resistance from 1k ohm to 10K ohm depending on how much light is striking it. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use one with a Pycom Lopy...
- Ultrasonic Sensing with Pycom
One of the most common sensors in any makers toolbox is the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Rangefinder. They are an easy to use solution for detecting the proximity of objects up to 6m away! They work best in the 1-2 meter range though. In this tutorial, we will...
- Send a Downlink from Adafruit.io via The Things Network
Any good LoRaWAN device can send data up to the cloud, but now its time to send data back down to the device. TTN Fair Access Policy limits the data each device can send. A TTN device can use 30 seconds of uplink time per day, per device. At most, yo...
- The Things Network, IFTTT, and BEYOND!
Connecting your Pycom Lopy4 or another LoRaWAN device to The Things Network is the first step toward fully realized IoT fun! You’ve connected your device to TTN, you’ve decoded your payloads and now you can see all that data right there i...
- IoT Soundscape
I had been captivated by the sound levels of trains I could hear passing by Metford throughout the day/night. I wondered if a sound level sensor reporting data back over LoRa would help me understand when a train was noisy. I also like the idea of seeing or visualising a problem, in this case, an ambient sound level. As you deconstruct a problem it consists of information & that information consists of data. As such, if I cou...
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