• ESP32 PCB beta is here

    Ilyas Akhmetzyanov06/30/2019 at 14:32 0 comments


    Today is a day when I completed beta version of the PCB design for ESP32 edition of the Micropython Robot Kit.

    Why "ESP32 edition" ? Because I want to made two versions of my robot kit.

    First one - based on ESP32 wireless module which can be used with Micropython or FreeRTOS. And I will call it like a "Starter".

    Second one - based on STM32F4 microcontroller with additional wireless module which can be programmed with Micropython, FreeRTOS or "Baremetal" by C or Assembler and I will call it like a "Pro".

    Anyway, part of work is done, and let me show you a result.

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  • Explanation

    Ilyas Akhmetzyanov04/09/2019 at 18:53 0 comments

    Hello for everyone!

    Another year - another HackadayPrize. And we love it! And of course, for participate in the contest, you need to create new project page. In this year I enter to the contest with side project from my main big work - #Rhoby.The Social Robot.

    My new project is about creating flexible, versatile kit for rapid prototyping robots for numerous purpose. I planning use for this -  ESP32-WROVER module which have a powerful microcontroller onboard and equipped with BLE+WiFi transmitters. ESP32 microcontroller is supported by Arduino IDE, have a MicroPython port, and, of course, you can use FreeRTOS for programming this chip on C/C++ language.

    In opposite side, I have idea - using STM32F407VGT6 + HM-11 module, because this architecture is supported by similar set of the IDEs and programming languages, but it use pair of controllers versus one module with SoC like ESP32.

    Next few weeks I will spent for testing both of this architecture, after that I will publicate my conclusion with all Pros and Cons, which will contain different aspects include economic of the both.

    Stay tuned!