Hello everyone! We hope everyone is staying safe from COVID-19 and wishing you all good health! It's the fourth week of May and we are back with "Seeed Weekly Wiki Updates" as promised. This week was also filled with a lot of fun stuff at Seeed and we are happy to update you all with what we have done at Seeed Wiki. As you all know, Seeed Wiki is a dedicated platform where we provide the proper guidance and support you need when getting started with our products. We put a lot of effort to make this platform more user friendly because we want to enable the learning of electronics in a more systematic approach. We will bring you all these wiki updates in a weekly basis. So stay tuned with us and don't forget to visit this page again next week!
New Wiki Added¶
1. Grove - GPS (Air530)¶
We are super excited to release the Grove - GPS (Air530) this week and we have prepared the wiki page for it. Grove - GPS (Air530) is a high-performance, highly integrated multi-mode satellite positioning and navigation module, supporting plenty of location systems, such as GPS/Beidou/Galileo and etc.
Check the Seeed Weekly Show video below to learn about the Grove - GPS (Air530) and other cool stuff.
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2. Grove - Speaker Plus¶
We released the latest version of the currently exciting Grove - Speaker and named it Grove - Speaker Plus. Compared to the last version of Grove Speaker, Grove Speaker Plus has a better quality speaker with replaceable speaker design. We have prepared a wiki page for this module to help you get started quickly.
Grove Speaker Plus consists of a powerful amplifier driver board and a high-quality speaker. The speaker generates different tones with different input frequencies and it is easy to control with PWM signals. You could create distinctive sound effects, play your favourite songs, or build your own music box with easy coding and explore a large number of existing music codes.
3. Grove - I2C Hub (6 Port)¶
We have also prepared a wiki page for the Grove - I2C Hub (6 Port). Grove - I2C Hub (6 Port) is an I2C expansion interface board. Compared with the previous Grove - I2C Hub, it has the same size with two more connectors at almost half the price!
4. Water Flow Sensor¶
We have had the Water Flow Sensor and now we have prepared a wiki page for you to easily get started with this sensor.
This Water flow sensor consists of a copper body, a water rotor, and a hall-effect sensor. When water flows through the rotor, rotor rolls and its speed changes with different rates of flow. And the hall-effect sensor outputs the corresponding pulse signal. This is suitable to detect flow in water dispensers or coffee machines.
5. Lipo Rider Plus¶
We have had the Lipo Rider Plus and now we have prepared a wiki page for you to easily get started with this sensor.
This is not only a charger but also a power supply and a booster. With the help of Lipo Rider Plus, you can input a 3.7V lipo battery, and output up to 5V/2.4A via the USB Type-A port. With the on-board switch, you can control the ON/OFF of USB port easily. Meanwhile, we provide a fully functional pin header, which can output 3.3V/250mA as well.
Existing Wiki Updated¶
1. CircuitPython on Seeeduino XIAO¶
CircuitPython is a programming language designed to simplify experimenting and learning to program on low-cost microcontroller boards. It makes getting started easier than ever with no upfront desktop downloads needed. Once you get your board set up, open any text editor, and get started editing code. For more info, please refer here.
With the release of Seeeduino XIAO, we are consistantly working hard to bring you a ton of new updates and features to help you explore more possibilities with the Seeeduino XIAO! So this week we are excited to bring you CircuitPython support for Seeeduino XIAO and we have prepared a step-by-step wiki page to help you realize CircuitPython projects on Seeeduino XIAO!
2. Seeeduino XIAO as a USB Device (TinyUSB)¶
We have prepared a wiki which introduces how to use Seeeduino XIAO as a USB-Client with the help of TinyUSB library. It allows XIAO to be used for HID devices such as keyboard, mouse and etc.
Also, don't forget to check the video below to have a glimpse of many different Seeeduino XIAO projects built by our community.
3. Wio Terminal Initial Firmware (Retro Gaming)¶
When you get your hands on the Wio Terminal for the first time, you will be presented with a simple and fun game to play! So we have released this initial factory firmware of the Wio Terminal, and uploaded into our wiki.
4. Ardupy Support for Grove - 16x2 LCD Series¶
Wih the introduction of ArduPy, we work hard to gradually bring you it's support to all the Grove Modules in the Grove Ecosystem. So in this week, we have added ArduPy support for our Grove - 16x2 LCD Series and prepared a tutorial for you to get started with ArduPy using our Grove - 16x2 LCDs and Wio Terminal quickly and easily.
5. Ardupy Support for Grove - Gas Sensor(MQ2)¶
We have also added Ardupy support for Grove - Gas Sensor(MQ2) and you can check the step-by-step tutorial to get started with it using Wio Terminal.
6. Ardupy Support for Grove - Temperature Sensor V1.2¶
Ardupy support is more and more. We have added Ardupy support for Grove - Temperature Sensor V1.2 and you can check the step-by-step tutorial to get started with it using Wio Terminal.
7. Controlling Brightness of the LCD Backlight on Wio Terminal¶
Now you can finally adjust the brightness of the LCD Backlight of the Wio Terminal, thanks to Kenta IDA for investing the time and effort to make this possible. Check here to learn more. This can be useful to save some power in your portable projects while using a battery with Wio Terminal.
8. ReSpeaker 2-Mics Pi HAT Support for NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit¶
ReSpeaker 2-Mics Pi HAT, which is a dual-microphone expansion board, has been there on Bazaar for a while and, we have added this Pi HAT support to the NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit. In this way, you will be able to easily realize voice recogniztion projects with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit.
9. Windows 10 Drivers for ODYSSEY - X86J4105¶
We have newly added all the necessary drivers when using the ODYSSEY - X86J4105 with windows 10 installed. This driver package will be helpful if you are missing some drivers.
If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesistate to hop on to our forum and discuss with us directly! We greatly value your feedback and opinions because we always grow and prosper together with our users and the community! See you next week!