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OKdo becomes global launch partner for M5Stack

OKdo has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the development toolkit supplier M5Stack.

Tis new engagement means that OKdo will now be able to offer the whole of M5Stack’s existing ecosystem, together with a number of additional benefits. As a recognised global launch partner, OKdo will be able to ensure that customers get faster access to new products when they are released.

Addressing the education, maker and industrial IoT markets, M5Stack specialises in open-source stackable product development toolkits, which help to simplify projects. These toolkits are based on the popular Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-enabled ESP32 microcontroller platform.

The modular architecture employed is convenient. Different sensors, cameras, speakers, keyboards, game controllers and numerous other accessories are straightforward to add to the ‘core’ controller unit. Everything fits together in a neat and streamlined way, rather than having breadboards with loose wires.

Development work can be undertaken using a variety of different languages including: MicroBlocks, the Arduino IDE, and an online visual coding tool – UIFlow – based on Blockly and MicroPython.

“The multifaceted SBC platform that M5Stack presents is highly suited to both hobbyist and student projects,” said Richard Curtin, SVP Technology at OKdo. “It can additionally serve as a means for professional engineers to start experimenting with new design concepts and construct initial prototypes, without having to make any heavy investments in terms of time or hardware.”

“M5Stack’s primary objective is facilitating the development of cost-effective IoT-enabled devices, so that the minimum of engineering effort is required. By enabling prototypes to be created that are much more like finished products, M5Stack differentiates itself from other development solutions. It means users can really see their ideas put into action,” added Jimmy Lai, CEO at M5Stack.

Neil Tyler

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