Shortly after introducing the Core2 ESP32 IoT Development Kit with a 2-inch touch display, 390 mAh battery earlier this week, M5Stack has announced the availability of another ESP32 WiFi & Bluetooth IoT devkit, with the more compact M5StickC PLUS featuring a 1.14-inch display, a 120mAh battery, motion, sensor, a buzzer and the usual Grove connector for expansion.
M5StickC PLUS is an upgrade to the original M5StickC that lacks the buzzer and features a smaller 0.96-inch display and a lower capacity 96 mAh battery. The new model can be purchased now for $13.95 plus shipping on Aliexpress, while the original device, that happens to be M5Stack top-selling product, is still available for $9.95.
M5StickC PLUS key features and specifications:
- SiP – Espressif Systems ESP32-PICO-D4 system-in-package with ESP32 dual-core WiFI and Bluetooth IoT processor @ up to 240 MHz, 4MB SPI flash
- Display – 1.14-inch Color TFT LCD with 135×240 resolution (ST7789v2 driver)
- Audio – SPM1423 microphone, buzzer
- USB – 1x USB-C port
- Antenna – 2.4GHz 3D antenna
- 1x Grove connector with I2C, I/O or UART
- 8-pin port with G0, G25/G36, G26, G32, G33
- Sensors – MPU6886 6-axis motion sensor with gyroscope and accelerometer
- Misc – 2x user buttons, red LED, IR blaster, BM8563 RTC,
- Power Supply – 5V @ 500mA via USB Type-C port; AXP192 PMU
- Battery – 120 mAh @ 3.7V Lipo battery
- Dimensions – 48.2 x 25.5 x 13.7 mm (Plastic enclosure)
- Weight – 15g
- Temperature Range – 0°C to 40°C
Like other M5Stack board, M5StickC PLUS can be programmed using UIFlow, MicroPython, or Arduino. Check out the user manual to learn how to get started.
The device can be used to make IoT terminal controllers or wearable devices, as well as a STEM education platform. The company provides plenty of add-ons such as the wrist wrap shown above fitted to M5StickC devkit with a smaller display, or ENV2 EnviroSensor measuring ambient temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and three-axis acceleration.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.