Engineers at Agilo Technologies, an Indian startup based in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, felt that the wire mess often produced while learning or prototyping with Arduino boards could be an issue, and it was easy to mis-wire your setup, so they’ve decided to create a user and student friendly Arduino compatible system with many of the items you’d normally use with Arduino board such as buttons, probes inputs, an 1.8″ color display, headers for ESP8266, Bluetooth, and XBEE moduels, etc.. and all of that enclosed in a neat case. Evive was born.
- MCU – Atmel ATmega2560 8-bit AVR MCU @ 16 MHz with 256KB flash, 4KB EEPROM, 8KB SRAM
- Storage – micro SD slot up to 32GB
- Display – 1.8″ TFT display; 160×128 resolution; 18-bit color
- User inputs – Tactile and slide switches, joysticks, and potentiometers
- Probes inputs – Voltage / Intensity sensing inputs
- USB – USB device port
- Expansion Headers
- 3.3V I/Os header
- Digital to Analog converter header
- Timer inputs
- Plug & play hardware interface for motors, steppers, relays, servors…
- Arduino Mega headers for shields with PWM, Analog inputs, digital I/Os, etc… 3.3 and 5V headers
- WiFi header for ESP8266 module (ESP-12)
- Bluetooth header for HC-05 module
- XBEE header
- Misc – Power button (off, ext. int.), 7x status & user LEDs, RTC, buzzer, small breadboard
- Power Supply
- Variable 3.3V to 5V DC through DC jack or Vin
- 2,600 mAh Li-Ion battery
- Reverse polarity protection
- Dimensions – Arduino compatible – Arduino Mega 2560 form factor
You can watch the specifications videos (4min30s) for a clear and detailed description of Evive specifications.
The system supports the Arduino IDE, Scratch, ROS, Matlab Simulink, LabView MakerHub, Atmel Studio, etc… You can find some hardware & software files, as well as documentation on Evivetoolkit github account, and several demo projects have been posted on Instructables, such as a DIY piano built with Scratch, a scientific calculator, a plant monitoring and watering system, an obstacle avoiding robot, and so on.
Evive has raised about $10,000 on Indiegogo (flexible funding due to India’s banking regulations) so far, with 14 days to go. Perks start at $89 for the early bird basic kit with Evive, a USB cable, and two multimeter leads. Various kits are also offer for IoT or Robotics projects, and you can also order packs with up to 10 kits. Shipping is free to India, $10 to US, and $15 to the rest of the world, with delivery planned for December 2016 (early bird), and January 2017. You may also want to visit Evive website for more details.