The XK70 is versatile and allows you to build sophisticated IoT projects using LoRa.
One of the ways you can assemble the components of the kit
The kit provides enough hardware to build a base station and a remote station with GPS and a range of sensors on-board: perfect for remote sensing and high altitude projects. The relay opens up automation options and the RPi bridge allows you to add the xChips to your RPi.
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.
Projects that involve writing code:
The CC03 Cortex M0+ and CR02 LoRa with ATmega328P are also ‘cores’, which means you can flash code directly on to them using a variety of code editors.
Find out more about how to build a high altitude project on our GitHub repo.
Below is a list of other projects that you can implement using the xChips in the XK70 kit:
- Clock Display with XinaBox OD01 and Raspberry Pi
- Raspberry Pi Weather Station
- Weather Station with MakeCode and XinaBox
- Build a Bicycle Theft Detector Using XinaBox and Ubidots
- Visualizing Vibrations in Real-Time with XinaBox and Ubidots
- Instant Control of Appliances with XinaBox and Blynk
- Control Any Low-Voltage Device Remotely Using OC03 and CW01
- Email Weather Reminder Using xChips and ESP8266
- Check out our projects page for loads more projects and ideas.
Make your own 3D printed enclosures:
Why not build an enclosure for your XK70 kit?
Use the XinaBox enclosure design app to design a bespoke enclosure for your kit that you can print on a 3D printer.
Lesson plans and experiments:
There is a growing body of experiments that you can use your XK70 to conduct:
- How does daybreak change weather measures?
- The relationship between temperature and relative humidity
- The relationship between temperature and atmospheric pressure
Learn more about the xChips:
Whilst the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts, each of the xChips in the XK70 kit can be used separately in a number of different ways:
- The AM02 antenna monopole
- The BR01 Raspberry Pi bridge
- The CC03 Cortex M0+ core
- The CR02 LoRa with ATmega328P core
- The IP02 advanced USB programming interface
- The OC03 relay out
- The PB04 dual AA intelligent battery power pack
- The SN01 GNSS (GPS) receiver
- The SW02 VOC and weather station
- The XC10 xBUS connectors
- The XS02 xPDI connectors
Going further with the XK70 and XinaBox:
Did you know that you can use the xChips in your XK70 kit with a BBC micro:bit too? Or a Beaglebone Black? 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.