The XK01 kit is versatile and perfect for the classroom.
Pupils at Soneike High School, Western Cape, South Africa, using the XK01 to send data via the Internet of Things (IoT) to their computer
To help you get the most out of your kit we are constantly releasing new support materials: experiments, how-to guides projects and lesson plans. Even apps: there is a link to an app below that you can use to make custom enclosures for xChip configurations to 3D print.
This page has links to a range of materials that will show you how to do all sorts of different things with your kit. And check back - we're adding more stuff all the time.
Find out how to get your XK01 kit setup and connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) in this Quick Start Guide for XK01.
Lesson plans and experiments:
There is a growing body of experiments that you can use your XK01 to conduct:
- Does the light go off when you close the fridge?
- Investigate how visible light and UV light behave - is there a relationship between them?
- The relationship between temperature and atmospheric pressure
- The relationship between temperature and natural light levels / intensity
- The relationship between temperature and humidity
We are also developing lesson plans that are based on these experiments:
We are excited to announce that we will be releasing more in September, so please check back.
Projects that involve writing code:
The CW01 Wi-Fi xChip is also a 'core', which means you can flash code directly on to it using a variety of code editors. Below is a list of projects that you can follow using the xChips in the XK01 kit:
- Use all the components of the kit to code your own weather station, then connect it to different IoT platforms: Connect to Ubidots or Connect to OKdo.
- Create a UV index alert using Arduino IDE
- Connect to any 'MQTT broker' (an IoT platform) and send sensor data over the cloud
- Check out our projects page for loads more projects and ideas.
Ongoing development of materials:
Please check back on this page periodically - more materials are being released all the time, including:
- We are working with teachers in the UK, US and South Africa to develop a comprehensive set of lesson plans that fit together under the umbrella of data science.
- We are developing our support for block coding in maker.makecode.
- Support for BBC micro:bit is expanding as we make more and more of our xChips 'micro:bit ready'.
Make your own 3D printed enclosures:
Why not build an enclosure for your XK01 kit?
Use the XinaBox enclosure design app to design a bespoke enclosure for your kit that you can print on a 3D printer.
Learn more about the xChips:
Whilst the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts, each of the xChips in the XK01 kit can be used separately in a number of different ways:
- The OD01 OLED display
- The SW01 weather station
- The SL01 UVA, UVB and light sensor
- The CW01 Wi-Fi core
- The IP01 USB programming interface
- The MD01 blank
- The XC10 uBus connectors
Going further with the XK01 and XinaBox:
Did you know that you can use the XK01 kit with the BBC micro:bit? Or a Raspberry Pi? All you need is the right bridge: check out the full range of development boards that have XinabBox bridges.
There are over 80 xChips in our range, with more being added all the time. Extend your kit with all sorts of capabilities and functions, including
- 19 different sensors.
- Relays, switches and servos
- 8 different power supply options
- 11 programmable cores,
And loads more - check out the full range of xChips.