Spark Core board provides WiFi to virtually all the things, takes enter from anyplace (video)

Spark Core board adds WiFi to almost everything, takes input from anywhere (video)

Spark Units needs the inclusion of WiFi in units to be a matter of when, not if — and if its new Spark Core will get to market as deliberate, tinkerers may by no means have a second of doubt. The tiny board combines an Arduino-suitable ARM Cortex-M3 platform with a TI CC3000 WiFi chip that not solely simplifies getting on-line, however might save the DIY crowd from having to the touch tasks afterward. House owners can flash the firmware with new code over WiFi, for a begin. A free Spark Cloud service additionally permits for customized apps that interface with the Core by way of seemingly something with an web connection: if you wish to reconfigure a homebrew safety digital camera out of your telephone, you’ll be able to. Whereas Spark Units is counting on crowdfunding to gasoline its related technique, the corporate is comfortably previous its $10,000 aim and will ship each the Spark Core ($39) and non-compulsory shields to new contributors round September.

[Thanks, Greg]

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