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SiFive Learn Inventor is a Wireless RISC-V Development Kit Inspired by BBC Micro:bit

SiFive Learn Inventor is a RISC-V educational board partially inspired by BBC Micro:bit board with the same crocodile clip-friendly edge connector, and an LED matrix. The board is also fully qualified to work with the Amazon FreeRTOS real-time operating system.

Shaped in the form of a hand, the board features SiFive FE310 RISC-V processor found in the SiFive HiFive1 board, as well as ESP-WROOM-32 WiFi + Bluetooth module.

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SiFive Learn Inventor specifications:

SiFive Learn Inventor runs open-source software with support for FreeRTOS, MicroPython and an SDK all free to download. However, at this stage, I could only find source code and documentation for FreeRTOS on Github, as well as on an AWS page. Programming can be done via a simple drag-and-drop interface over via USB, WiFi, or Bluetooth.

While BBC Micro:bit board mostly targets students, SiFive Learn Inventor is also expected to be used by developers and researchers to “support the adoption of RISC-V based IoT devices”.

The board is sold on Pimoroni for 40.80 GBP ($53.7 US) including 20% VAT.

Via Heise. Thanks to Rainer for the tip!

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