Introducing XinaBox Rapid Prototyping Range for Arduino IDE usersFollow article
XinaBox is a rapid electronics development solution for developing, making products and learning. Without soldering, wiring, breadboarding, or hardware knowledge, the developer can assemble a circuit in a matter of minutes, and get straight to coding in their choice of language.
We offer a range of cores (MCUs) compatible with Arduino IDE. Please see this blog on Which XinaBox Core is best for you?
Please see our blogs to help you get started with Arduino IDE and XinaBox:
- Getting Started with xChip Core CW01 (ESP8266) and IP01 programmer
- Programming CW01 (ESP8266) to drive Red, Green and Blue LEDs
- Connecting the ESP8266 to a WiFi access point
- Retrieving the time from a time server using ESP8266
We will be publishing more - please send us your feedback on what you'd like to see.
Our Getting Started for Aurduino IDE page has a full list of supporting resources - including tutorials, projects and sample code links.
Finally, our Arduino Zero Compatible Kit (XK51) is a great starting point for new users. It allows anyone coding in Arduino IDE to build devices in minutes, and access to our comprehensive eco-system of 60+ modular sensors, output, control, communication, and auxiliary xChips. The kit includes sensors for hand gestures and proximity, magnetometer and accelerometer to measure motion in 3D including vibration, an 8 channel servo driver (enough to control an autonomous car), and mini OLED display for device output. It also comes with a coin battery holder that can power the device for between months and years, depending on power usage. XinaBox's CC03 Cortex M0+ xChip Core Module (SAMD21G) brings you exactly the same Micro Controller Unit (MCU) as the Arduino Zero. Together the CC03 and the IP02 Advanced USB Programming offer the native programming functionality of the Arduino Zero. It's an easy start.
For example, with the XK51 Kit you can make:
- a tracker showing how smooth your driving is! Use the mini OLED to display how much you accelerate, brake and take sharp turns!
- a tracker showing how much G-force and shocks you can take on your bike or skateboard
- an M&Ms sorter, using the gesture sensor to identify M&M colour, and the servo to steer M&Ms into colour coded piles
- a servo-controlled vehicle that uses the gesture sensor to:
- avoid obstacles
- follow lines based on colour (e.g. driving zig-zag to find the line
- a snakes game on the OLED Display, controlled by the gesture sensor
- use the servo driver to control a scary monster that starts when something moves close to it
- record on the display every time somebody opens your secret place
... and so much more when you add from our 60+ xChips ecosystem.
Please get in touch if you have questions.