If you are new to Internet of Things (IoT), the DFRobot OBLOQ module will be ideal for connecting you to the IoT world.
The core of IoT is user experience. It integrates embedded system technology, mobile technology and network technology all together, making up a smart system. It unifies hardware, software and network services, makes them become a whole. You can refer to these Obloq Tutorials for a initial start.
Gravity: UART OBLOQ module is a WiFi to Serial device. It is designed for non-professional developers, supports standard MQTT protocol IOT service such as Microsoft Azure IOT. By OBLOQ module, you can quickly build the IoT applications without having a complex background knowledge of IoT. In this way, makers can really focus on the purpose of creating interesting things on the IoT. If you are creating a micro:bit IoT project, the makecode extension URL is: https://github.com/DFRobot/pxt-ObloqV1. If your project is weather related, you can even pull real time weather conditions around Singapore using this makecode extension URL: https://github.com/DFRobot/obloq-weather.
OBLOQ is designed based on ESP8266 WiFi chip, it has compact size, low price, simple interface, plug and play feature, and it works stably under the 3.3V ~ 5V control system.
Below is the connection diagram of Arduino UNO and OBLOQ.
Microsoft Azure IOT
Microsoft Azure is a publicly-owned cloud platform, it enables enterprises to run their own applications across the Internet. With Microsoft Azure, organizations can rapidly develop, deploy, and manage applications across multiple data centers.
Gravity: UART OBLOQ – IoT Module (Microsoft Azure)
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- Built-in low-power 32-bit CPU: Can be used as an application processor
- Built-in protocol: TCP / IP stack
- Encryption type: WPA WPA2 / WPA2-PSK
- Supports connections to standard MQTT protocols and TTL serial ports to wireless applications
- Weight: 16g
- Operating Voltage: 3.3-5V
- Supply Voltage: 3.3 ~ 5.5V
- Baud rate: 9600 bps
- Wireless Frequency: 2.4GHz
- Interface Type: Gravity UART 4PIN
- Wireless mode: IEEE802.11b / g / n
- SRAM: 160KB
- External Flash: 4MB
- Supports low power consumption: <240mA
- Dimension: 35mm * 32mm / 1.38inch * 1.26inch
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- Compatible: Arduino, micro:bit