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IoT prototyping kit now available from Mouser

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the BeagleBone Green Wireless IoT Developer Prototyping Kit for the Google Cloud Platform.

Together with BeagleBoard.org and Google, Seeed Studio introduces an IoT prototyping kit that includes a variety of sensors and actuators from Seeed’s modular Grove System to help engineers quickly design connected solutions.

The prototyping kit includes the open source BeagleBone Green Wireless board, a Grove base cape that attaches to the BeagleBone board, and eight plug-and-play Grove modules.

The BeagleBone board is said to feature both 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 low energy connectivity to allow engineers to connect to the Google Cloud Platform.

According to the company, the board provides 512Mbytes of DDR3 RAM, 4Gbytes of eMMC flash storage, microSD slot, and two PRU 32-bit microcontrollers, plus a 3D graphics accelerator and NEON floating-point. The board also includes 65 possible digital I/Os from the dual 46-pin headers.

The Grove base cape includes 12 Grove connectors – including two UART, two analogue input, four I2C, and four digital I/O connectors – that interface with corresponding pins on the BeagleBone board.

The kit is said to provide a range of Grove modules with functions used in many devices, including a 3-axis accelerometer, motion sensor, light sensor, and temperature sensor as well as an OLED display.

The BeagleBone Green Wireless ships with Linux and BeagleBoard’s Cloud9 integrated development environment on the eMMC, and also supports Debian, Ubuntu, Android and other open source operating systems.

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Peggy Lee

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