Arduino Oplà IoT Kit was launched last fall as the first open programmable IoT platform from the company. The kit included everything you need to create your own IoT devices with MKR IoT carrier with a 1.3-inch OLED color display, environmental sensors, capacitive touch buttons, Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 board, external PIR motion and moisture sensors, a circular plastic enclosure, and various cables.
But the community soon wanted to only buy the carrier board without having to purchase the whole kit, so Arduino has just started to sell MKR IoT Carrier board as a standalone product.
Arduino MKR IoT Carrier features & specifications:
- Compatible with Arduino MKR family boards with WiFi, LoRa, NB-IoT, or 3G cellular connectivity
- Storage – MicroSD card holder
- Display – Round 1.3-inch OLED display
- 2x 24V relays
- 3x Grove connectors include two analog and one digital (I2C)
- Sensors – Temperature, humidity, pressure, RGBC light, gesture and proximity, IMU with 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope
- Misc – 5x RGB LEDs, 5x capacitive touch buttons, Buzzer
- Power Supply
- 5V via USB port on MKR board.
- 18650 Li-ion rechargeable battery holder (battery not included)
The features of the board allow makers to create IoT projects that capture and store all the data locally on an SD card, and/or connect to the Arduino IoT Cloud or other cloud services. Examples include a light controller, a light and water controller for a greenhouse, or a weather station.
The PDF schematics, pinout diagram, and datasheet can all be found on the page on Arduino store where you can buy the board for 48 euros or $57.60 US plus taxes and shipping.
Via Arduino Blog
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