Minino ESP32-C6 board is designed for IoT security and penetration testing

Minino the Kitty Shape IoT AnalysisTool

Minino security tool is a kitty-shaped ESP32-C6 powered cybersecurity device for analyzing 2.4GHz communications and probing IoT devices. It supports Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi 6, Zigbee, Thread, and Matter, and has a dedicated GNSS radio for receiving signals from various satellite constellations. Minino is compatible with CatSniffer analysis tools and Wireshark software, and can log packet captures on a microSD card. These features make this suitable for applications like assessing IoT device security, network analysis, and wireless protocol research. We have previously written about similar IoT security and pen testing tools like the ESP8266 and ATmega32U4-based Diabolic Drive, the ESP32 Marauder Pocket Unit v2, the ThingPulse Pendrive S3, and many others, feel free to check those out if you are interested in the topic. Minino security tool specifications Wireless Module – ESP32-C6-WROOM-1U SoC – ESP32-C6  CPU Single-core 32-bit RISC-V clocked up to 160 MHz Low-power RISC-V core @ up to […]

ESP32-S3 LCD Driver Board supports both circular and square displays

Waveshare ESP32-S3 LCD Driver Board

Waveshare ESP32-S3 LCD Driver Board is a compact development board designed to simplify the GUI development process. The company mentions that the board supports 2.1-inch, 2.8-inch, and 4-inch displays and with an additional SPI and I2C header it can support a wide range of LCD panels. Additionally, the board features an onboard lithium battery charger and 15 usable GPIO pins for added flexibility. These features make this device suitable for applications like smart home devices, industrial control panels, and interactive kiosks. It seems like the board supports the 4-inch LF40 square touchscreen display that we wrote about just yesterday. other than that it also supports 2.1-inch and 2.8-inch circular displays. Seeking off circular displays, we have previously written about some ESP32-powered development boards with circular displays like the Waveshare 1.69-inch IPS touch LCD, the Waveshare RP2040-LCD-0.99-B, the Waveshare ESP32-S3-LCD-1.28 and many other types of displays. Feel free to check those […]

4-inch LF40 square touchscreen display modules are designed for Luckfox Pico Ultra development board

Luckfox IPS Touch Displays LF40 480480 ARK and LF40 720720 ARK

Luckfox LF40-480480-ARK and LF40-720720-ARK are two new 4-inch square touchscreen display modules specially designed for the Luckfox Pico Ultra micro Arm Linux development board. Both displays feature IPS panels with wide viewing angles and capacitive touch input. The display modules connect to the Pico Ultra board via the RGB666 interface ensuring compatibility with the board. Both displays have a brightness of 400cd/m² and an operating temperature range of -20~70°C. The main differences between the two boards are in the resolution, color gamut, and contrast ratio. The LF40-720720-ARK has a resolution of 720×720 pixels with a wider color gamut of 68% NTSC and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The LF40-480480-ARK on the other hand features a 480×480 pixels display, with an unspecified color gamut and  380:1 contrast ratio. Previously we have written about various products with rounded and semi-rounded displays like the Waveshare RP2040-LCD-0.99-B, the Waveshare ESP32-S3 1.69-inch touch display, the SB-Components […]

Meenhong JX5 Intel N100 mini PC looks like a (thick) smartphone with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display

MeenHong JX5 vs iPhone 15 Pro Max

Meenhong JX5 is another Intel N100 mini PC with an integrated touchscreen display, but the 5.5-inch Full HD LCD used in this smartphone-like model is even smaller than the 7-inch display found in the HIGOLE F9B Pro and SZBOX S7 variants. The JX5 is equipped with 12GB LPDDR5 soldered-on memory, an up to 2TB SSD, HDMI and USB-C ports for connecting larger displays, built-in stereo speakers and microphone, and a few USB ports. Network connectivity is provided by a gigabit Ethernet port and a Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 module, and a G-sensor is used to automatically set the display to portrait or landscape mode. Meenhong JX5 specifications: SoC – Intel N100 quad-core Alder Lake-N processor @ up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel HD graphics @ 750 MHz; TDP: 6W System Memory – 12GB LPDDR5 4800 MHz Storage – Optional 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB […]

NORVI AI Optic is an ESP32-S3 autofocus camera with dual LED flashlight, 2.1-inch LCD display


NORVI Controllers’ AI Optic – also written as AIOptic – is an ESP32-S3 camera solution with a 5MP OV5640 autofocus camera module, a 2.1-inch LCD Display, a dual LED flashlight, and a microSD card for data storage. The camera also features a USB-C port for power and programming and a built-in 600mAh backup battery. It comes with a rotary switch for menu navigation and power on/off and supports external triggers via a dry contact input. NORVI AI Optic specifications: Wireless module – ESP32-S3-WROOM-1U-N16R8 MCU – ESP32-S3 dual-core Tensilica LX7 up to 240 MHz with vector extension (for ML/AI), 512KB SRAM Memory – 8MB PSRAM Storage – 16MB flash Wireless – WiFi 4 and Bluetooth LE 5 Storage – MicroSD card slot Display – Optional 2.1-inch LCD display with 320×240 resolution using ST7789 driver Camera – 5MP OV5640 autofocus camera USB – 1x USB Type-C port for power and programming Misc Dual […]

HIGOLE F9B Pro Intel N100 mini computer comes with a built-in 7-inch touchscreen display and 5,000 mAh battery

HIGOLE F9B Pro mini PC with 7-inch touchscreen display

HIGOLE F9B Pro is a mini PC powered by an Intel Processor N100 quad-core CPU and equipped with a built-in 7-inch touchscreen display, a 5,000mAh battery, and full-size ports that could be confused with a 7-inch tablet if it was not so thick… GOLE/HIGOLE has made many such mini PCs with integrated displays over the years initially to lower the Windows license fee, but they’ve kept making those with new Intel families, for example with the Gemini Lake-powered GOLE1 Pro mini PC with a 5.5-inch display introduced in 2022. The HIGOLE F9B Pro is just the latest iteration with a modern Alder Lake-N CPU and a 7-inch touchscreen display. HIGOLE F9B (Pro) specifications: SoC – SoC – Intel Processor N100 quad-core Alder Lake-N processor @ up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel HD graphics @ 750 MHz; TDP: 6W System Memory – 16GB LPDDR4 Storage 256GB or […]

ESP32-S3 rotary encoder features 1.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and Qwiic connectors

LILYGO T-Encoder Pro

LILYGO T-Encoder-Pro is a rotary encoder based on Espressif Systems ESP32-S3 WiFi and Bluetooth SoC, equipped with a 1.2-inch AMOLED with touchscreen support, and two Qwiic connectors for expansion. LILIGO T-Encoder was introduced in 2022 with ESP32 WiFi and Bluetooth SoC and a few GPIOs that enabled it to be fitted on a 2-key keypad shield. The LILYGO T-Encoder Pro has a completely different design with a more advanced ESP32-S3 SoC, an integrated touchscreen display, and GPIOs are now exposed through Qwiic connectors instead of headers. LILYGO T-Encoder-Pro specifications: Wireless SoC – Espressif Systems ESP32-S3R8 CPU – Dual-core Tensilica LX7 @ up to 240 MHz with vector instructions for AI acceleration Memory – 512KB RAM, 8MB PSRAM Wireless – 2.4 GHz WiFi 4 and Bluetooth Storage – 16 MB flash (W25Q128) Display – 1.2-inch rounded AMOLED with ∅390mm resolution via SH8601A-W14-T06 QSPI controllers; CHSC5816 I2C touch and rotary encoder chip […]

The Pico Display Base Board offers a simpler way to create Raspberry Pi Pico LCD projects

Pico Display Base Board

The Pico Display Base Board is a printed circuit board from Applying Microcontroller Solutions that provides a platform for building Raspberry Pi Pico-based display projects. It works with a Raspberry Pi Pico board and an LCD screen based on the Solomon Systech SSD1963 display controller. The Pico Display Base Board features a 40-pin header (Display Port) which connects to GPIO on the Pico to provide an 8-bit parallel interface for the display and SPI pins for the touchscreen and integrated SD card. It supports various display sizes from 4.3 inches up to 7 inches. Displays up to five inches can be powered directly by the Pico. A jumper block on the board can be used to pass power to the LCD and wire the display’s optional flash chip to the Pico. A USB-C port on the board can provide an alternative power source for larger displays. It also has male […]

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