M5StickC PLUS ESP32-PICO Mini IoT Development Kit

M5StickC PLUS ESP32-PICO Mini IoT Development Kit

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New M5StickC PLUS, one of the core devices in the M5Stack series, is a mini IoT development board powered by ESP32-PICO-D4 with Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi. 

The M5StickC Plus development board was designed to take away a lot of stress off the development process. What can it do? The M5StickC Plus development board can help you to easily realize your ideas, enrich your creativity, and shorten the time for your IoT prototyping. It was built based on a growing hardware and software ecosystem with quite a number of compatible modules and units that help to maximize every step of the building process.

The new M5StickC Plus development board is an upgrade to the original M5StickC, with improvements like a bigger screen of about 18.7% increase (1.14″ 135 * 240 LCD display), a built-in passive buzzer, a battery capacity increase of 25mAh (from 95mAh to 120mAh), a more stable hardware design as well as support for HAT and unit family of products.

The M5StickC Plus development board has other rich hardware resources that are also present in the M5StickC like the PMU, IMU, microphone, RTC, LED, infrared, extendable socket, Grove port, wearable and mounted the wall, etc.

Key Features/components of the kit and Specifications include:

  • ESP32-based (with all of its features)
  • 4 MByte flash memory
  • 520KB RAM
  • 1.14 inch colorful LCD display with 135 * 240 resolution
  • 2.4G 3D antenna
  • Built-in Passive Buzzer
  • IR transmitter
  • 6-axis motion processing unit (SH200Q)
  • SPM1423 Microphone
  • BM8563 RTC
  • AXP192 PMU
  • 1x USB Type-C port
  • 1x Grove port (12C, I/O, UART)
  • 2x custom buttons
  • 1x red LED
  • Wearable and mounted wall
  • Extendable Socket: G25 Output ExtPin
  • Built-in LiPo Battery with 120mAh capacity @3.7V
  • 5V Power supply at 500mA
  • Temperature Range of 0°C – 40°C (32°F – 104°F)
  • Dimensions: 48.2 mm x 25.5 mm x 13.7 mm
  • Weight: 15 grams

The M5StickC Plus development board is a cost-efficient and an ultralow-power consumption board. It is applicable in creating light-weight wearable devices, IoT terminal controllers, and stem educational products and DIY projects.

More details on the M5StickC Plus dev board can be found on M5Stack’s product page where the tiny device is currently available for sale at $13.95.

About Emmanuel Odunlade
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Hardware Design Engineer | #IoT Consultant |All things #ML | Entrepreneur | Serial Writer | Passionate about Innovation and technology as tools for solving problems in developing countries. Spare time is spent around writing and advocacy for the growth of the Maker/DIY Culture in Africa.

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