The IoT “swiss army knife”: tiny, python, wifi, cheap, kickstarter. You can’t miss it, last days!

By on May 7, 2015
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A small, super low power, inexpensive, and 100% Python programmable IoT development board. Few days left to get an early bird pledge, don’t miss it!

The team already got nearly 200% funded:

The WiPy takes the wireless freedom of WiFi and combines it with the power, flexibility, and ease of use of Python. We designed the WiPy from the ground up, with one goal in mind: “Let’s make IoT development fun both for beginners and professionals”.

  • Inexpensive, small and breadboard friendly.

  • Ultra low power (850uA with the WiFi connection active).

  • 100% PYTHON PROGRAMMABLE.

  • Lots of GPIOs, interfaces and peripherals.

  • Powerful CPU and state of the art WiFi radio.

  • OTA updates.

The core of the software running in the WiPy is MicroPython, a lean and mean implementation of Python 3, specifically optimized in terms of speed and memory to be able to run efficiently on microcontrollers.

Here are the specs:

  • Size: 25mm x 45mm (1.0″ x 1.77″)
  • MCU: Cortex-M4 @ 80MHz (TI CC3200)
  • WiFi: 802.11b/g/n 16Mbps (AP, Station and WiFi-Direct)
  • RAM: 256 KBytes
  • Flash: 2 MBytes
  • GPIO: Up to 25
  • Interfaces: UART (x2), SPI, I2C, I2S, SD card
  • Analog channels: 3×12 bit ADCs
  • Timers: 4×16 bit with PWM and input capture
  • RTC: Of course
  • Hash and encryption engines: SHA, MD5, DES, AES
  • DMA: All over the place
  • 3.3V output: Capable of sourcing up to 250mA

Meet them on Kickstarter!

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