Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may be interested to learn that a hugely versatile Raspberry Pi GraspIO Cloudio add-on board has been created by Farnell and is now available to purchase for $40 or £39. Offering an easy drag-and-drop programming interface which is supported by iOS and Android. Enabling the easy integration of a number of powerful components to your Raspberry Pi project including Internet of Things cloud service, sensor monitor, IFTTTT support, custom notifications and even a voice assistant. Check out the video below to learn more.
Cloudio makes it easy to create a wide variety of different physical computing applications using the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC thanks to the inclusion of a number of components including a 0.96-inch OLED display, IR sensor, light sensor, temperature sensor, tactile switch, three ADC ports, a mini servomotor port for external sensors, three digital output ports, an RGB LED, and buzzer.
Cloudio is powered by an Atmel 8-bit AVR Atmega32U4 controller and supports the Raspberry Pi 1, 2, 3, Zero, Zero W. No additional power supply needed, just power on your Raspberry Pi and you’re good to go. Farnell’s Steve Carr explains a little more about what you can do with the Raspberry Pi GraspIO Cloudio add-on :
“The versatility of GraspIO Cloudio along with its ease of use will make it popular with makers and innovators in a wide range of application environments. Cloudio, when combined with a Raspberry Pi, is a Full Stack IoT platform meaning that you can programme IoT devices simply and quickly with drag and drop programming on a mobile app. The combination of built-in hardware facilities and access to innovative application software will make Cloudio a valuable addition to the range of tools available to developers of projects involving voice, motion, imaging and cloud interaction.”
The GraspIO Cloudio Raspberry Pi add-on board is now available to purchase priced at $40 and is exclusively manufactured and distributed by Premier Farnell UK Limited and other companies that are members of Premier Farnell Group.