The XK19 IoT Starter kit from XinaBox is the perfect way to build your first IoT project.
The kit was put together to give you everything you need to build an IoT edge device that collects environmental data and to which an actuator can be attached for automation projects. There are many ways to connect up the xChips and the Raspberry Pi bridge allows you to add them to your RPi to build two separate, connected instruments. There is an example in the Getting Started section below that will show how to use the kit to get connected to the Cloud.
One way that you could assemble the components of the kit.
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.
We've put together a set of instructions that you can follow to build a weather station with an OLED display which transmits data to an ATT (All Things Talk) IoT platform. Optionally the actuator can be attached to a Raspberry Pi to allow a DC device to be controlled via the same dashboard. Use this as the basis for all sorts of home automation projects: e.g. control a fan / air conditioner or heater based on temperature / humidity.
All the instructions are listed step-by-step here.
The instruments that you will build in the project linked to above
There is a growing body of experiments that you can use your XK19 to conduct:
- How does daybreak change weather measures?
- The relationship between temperature and relative humidity
- The relationship between temperature and atmospheric pressure
Projects that use the xChips in the kit:
The CW02 Wi-Fi & BLE 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 XK19 kit:
- Clock Display with XinaBox OD01 and Raspberry Pi
- Machine Learning with Azure and XinaBox
- Control a Stepper Motor Remotely Using OC06 and CW02
- Instant Control of Appliances with XinaBox and Blynk
- ESP32 Server and Many ESP8266 Clients Controlled Over WiFi
- Build a Temperature Controlled Desk Fan in Python
- Advanced Weather Station with XinaBox and Ubidots
- Prototyping with WolkAbout IoT Platform, Zerynth and XinaBox
- Check out our projects page for loads more projects and ideas.
Make your own 3D printed enclosures:
Why not build an enclosure for your XK19 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 XK19 kit can be used separately in a number of different ways:
- The BR01 Raspberry Pi bridge
- The CW02 Wi-Fi & BLE core
- The IP01 USB programming interface
- The OC03 relay out
- The OD01 OLED display
- The SW01 advanced weather station
- The XC10 xBus connectors
Going further with the XK19 and XinaBox:
The CW02 Wi-Fi and BLE core can be coded using a broad range of editors / platforms, as the projects above showed. But you can use the xChips in the kit with a broad range of other development boards - all you need is the right bridge. Check out the full range of development boards that have XinaBox 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.