An affordable, rugged, secure, and open hardware platform for battery powered connected things with ESP32

Jul 24, 2017

Hornbill is Shipping!

It gives me great pleasure to write this update. We are finally shipping Hornbill. We have already shipped all the all the orders except 11 Hornbill OUR orders. The hornbill OUR hardware, cases are manufactured and tested. However there is still some more work on the firmware and the demo apps. Read the full update.

Jun 07, 2017

Manufacturing Progress

An updated on the Hornbill manufacturing process, and the current status of of modules. With images! Read the full update.

May 03, 2017

Making an Easy Internet Connected Display, Manufacturing and Hornbill IO

I am obsessed with numbers, are you? I would like to share a tutorial on building an easy internet connect display. The objective is to display numbers from the internet that matter to you on a tiny OLED! Read the full update.

Apr 18, 2017

Building Industrial Data Logger and Stretch Goal 1

The power usage and temperature of a device can give more insights than we can see directly. With a solar panel, for instance, power measurement is obvious and known. However things like variations in power generation over time, degrading of the panel itself, etc. can be important insights. Read the full update.

Apr 12, 2017

AWS IOT Arduino Library for ESP32

In the first update, we had seen setting up AWS IOT account and had used the bare-metal 'C' on ESP32 to securely communicate with the cloud service. Today, I am happy to announce an Arduino library to achieve the same. Read the full update.

Apr 11, 2017

ESP32 Lights Tutorial

We have put a lot of effort into making making demos that demonstrate the capabilities of Hornbill ESP32. The single board can replace Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a microcontroller shield. In this update we would like to share a tutorial on building Hornbill Lights; which uses two core components of the ESP32 module. Read the full update.

Apr 10, 2017

Thank You and Tutorial on Using AWS IOT

First, a big thank you for making the Hornbill Campaign a success. We should now be able to kick off manufacturing the first batch of 100 Hornbill ESP32 Dev boards. There is still a lot of effort required to write firmware, example codes, libraries for Arduino, and App Templates for the hardware to be really useful. We will announce a set of stretch goals in the next update, after carefully defining the work that we will be doing for the days to come. Read the full update.

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