The BC24 Weather Kit is a flexible full weather station kit that requires no soldering to complete. It has the following sensors:
100% NO SOLDERING KIT! EASY TO BUILD AND USE!
The BC24 is an amazing display. With 24 programmable Pixel RGBW LEDs and a very fast processor you can create very interesting displays. You can add more Pixel strings, other displays and many sensors using the Grove connectors. The processor on the BC24 is an ESP32 which is an awesome processor. It has 2 cores in the CPU, lots of memory and has really interesting stuff built in like capacitive touch sensors, a Digital to Analog Converter (think Music out from your BC24!), lots of GPIO (General Purpose Input Output) for your projects and a robust I2C bus for connecting to your sensors.
The RGBW (Red Green Blue White) Pixels are completely programmable (millions of colors) and includes a bright white LED to give you pure warm white. These programmable pixels are 100% compatible with NeoPixels.
Check out our clear top enclosure for the BC24 Weather Kit on our Store:
The BC24 Weather Kit has a full WiFi network interface that you can use to connect to virtually anything that has an interface!
The Grove connectors allow you to easily and safely connect hundreds of sensors (and more Pixel strips if you want!) with no soldering. And you CAN'T plug them in backwards. Fewer boards in the Box of Death.
BC24 Specification (New Version 7/23/2018)
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The BC24 is a novel use of programmable Pixel LEDs (RGBW programmable) in a perfect 24 segment circle combined with an powerful, highly connected on board computer (WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Power) called the ESP32.
Features of the ESP32 include the following:
Cryptographic hardware acceleration:
Especially Interesting features of the ESP32 (look at Power Down Mode)
There are three Grove I2C connectors on the BC24. These are 3.3V I2C Grove connectors. More about Grove Connectors on www.switchdoc.com. Note that you can plug these into a Raspberry Pi. If you do, make sure that the on board ESP32 is not also accessing the I2C Bus. The BC24 or the Raspberry Pi will need to be the slave. There are numerous programs available on the net for both of these devices. SCL and SDA both have 10KOhm Pullups to 3.3V.
Connect The BC24 Weather to Amazon Alexa
SwitchDoc Labs has connected a variety of their products to the Amazon Alexa system. You can learn how to connect the Raspberry Pi to Alexa here.
SwitchDoc is building the software for the BC24 to connect it up to Alexa. For what? We don't know yet. But we will have fun figuring it out.