Thunderboard React – A New BT 4.2 IoT Kit From Silicon Labs

Thunderboard React – A New BT 4.2 IoT Kit From Silicon Labs


Silicon Labs recently introduced a new platform that enables users to develop their own sensor driven IoT application, this platform is called Thunderboard React and it’s for 29$.

Thunderboard contains Silicon Labs’ BGM111 bluetooth smart module connected with punch of sensors which are: Silicon Labs’  Si7021  relative humidity and temperature sensor, Silicon Labs’ Si1133 ambient light and UV sensor, Silicon Labs’ Si7201 omni-polar, hall-effect sensor and Invensense’s MPU-6500 6-axis motion sensor.


Silicon Labs also provides a mobile app for Android implanted in native code, and an iOS app implemented in Swift. The app streams sensors’ data to the cloud.


Firmware can be developed using Simplicity Studio v3 and C-SDK software stack from Silicon Labs.

[Product Page] [ThunderBoard-React User’s Guide]

Embedded Hardware Engineer interested in open hardware and was born in the same year as Linux. Yahya is the editor-in-chief of Atadiat and believes in the importance of sharing free, practical, spam-free and high quality written content with others. His experience with Embedded Systems includes developing firmware with bare-metal C and Arduino, designing PCB&schematic and content creation.

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