SuperB – An open, Bee-compatible ESP32

SuperB – An open, Bee-compatible ESP32

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SuperB is an open source, Beecompatible ESP32 module for quickly and easily adding Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to your project. It combines the popularity of ESP32 with the XBee form factor to achieve an easy way of adding wireless connection to your board. It was originally build for use with Macchina M2 ODB2 scanner, check details below.

SuperB marries two of hardware’s ubiquitous names – the “Bee” form factor and ESP32. The Bee form factor was derived from DIGI’s XBee industrial grade IoT boards. This form factor has long been used to add wireless connectivity to hardware across the board. But in the maturing market of connected items, two protocols stand as required: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. ESP32 brings both, and in an easy-to-use package – giving maximum flexibility to your existing hardware and for your next generation of modular, extensible products.

Features & Specifications

  • Open source hardware
  • XBee form-factor compatible (3.3 V levels, UART, SPI and GPIOs broken out to headers)
  • Based on popular ESP32 SoC
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth (Classic and BLE)
  • Programmable with many tools, including Arduino IDE
  • OTA (Over-the-Air) flashing capable
  • Dual Core processor up to 240 MHz
  • Integrated 4 MB flash – we may upgrade this to 16 MB
  • Sleep current is less than 5 μA
  • Fully certified with integrated antenna and software stacks
  • One programmable LED

Macchina M2

SuperB was originally designed for use with another Macchina product – the M2, which is the open source OBD2 connector and dev board for car hacking. SuperB was designed based on feedback from the car hacking community, but motivated by our desire to avoid tripping over so many wires ourselves. M2 is also available for purchase during this campaign, so you can get the complete kit. It’s great for vehicle tuning, diagnostics, total customization, security, telematics, or prototyping, and works with just about any car manufactured after 1996.

The campaign is live on crowdsupply.com and has 25 days to go with plegdes starting at $23.

Mike is the founder and editor of Electronics-Lab.com, an electronics engineering community/news and project sharing platform. He studied Electronics and Physics and enjoys everything that has moving electrons and fun. His interests lying on solar cells, microcontrollers and switchmode power supplies. Feel free to reach him for feedback, random tips or just to say hello :-)

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