Onion Omega2 Dash

by Onion

An open-source touchscreen & Wi-Fi-connected Linux dev board

View all updates Dec 12, 2019

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We’re excited to announce the newest member of the Onion family - Omega2 Dash!

The Omega2 Dash brings touchscreen capability to the established Omega2 Linux computer platform. It is a stand-alone, Wi-Fi-enabled, all-in-one solution for providing touch-based visual UIs that can be internet-connected, connected to other devices, or both. It can display the commandline, run programs that create a touch-based UI, and display images (png, jpeg).

Back in 2015, we saw the need for an IoT-specific computer that was connected, small, and power-efficient, but also had the horsepower to take advantage of the flexibility and ease of use offered by a Linux operating system. This led to the introduction of the Omega IoT computer and then the second generation Omega2. The Omega2 has now expanded into a family of products including Omega2S surface-mount modules and purpose built devices like the Omega2 Pro and Omega2 LTE (that were launched right here on Crowd Supply).

For some time now, our users have been posting on the Onion community forum about their projects, experiments, and deployments using the Omega2 platform to drive small TFT displays. These users generally created two-way user interfaces to easily communicate with other machines/devices, services on the internet, or both. After noticing this trend, we got into contact with these users to learn what is important to them in a touchscreen device and set out to build it. The Omega2 Dash is the result.


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Product Choices

$75

Omega2 Dash

An Omega2 Dash IoT computer. Perfect for making internet-connected control panels and user interfaces.


$15

Ethernet Expansion

From the Onion Omega2 Pro project.

An Ethernet Expansion board for your Omega2 Dash

The Ethernet Expansion adds an Ethernet port to your Omega with a maximum connection speed of 100Mbps. While the Omega is all about wireless connectivity, a reliable wired network connection can be a great addition to a project, and the Ethernet Expansion is a great tool for quickly reflashing your Omega’s firmware.


$20

NFC/RFID Expansion

From the Onion Omega2 Pro project.

An NFC/RFID Expansion board for your Omega2 Dash

Bring contact-less RFID and NFC communication to your Omega2. It supports reading and writing with several NFC and RFID protocols at 13.56 MHz. Comes bundled with two programmable Mifare Ultralight tags.


$15

ADC Expansion

From the Onion Omega2 Pro project.

An ADC Expansion board for your Omega2 Dash

Omega2 can now read all types of analog voltages and sensors with the help of this ADC Expansion. Read and interpret up to 4 analog voltage or sensor inputs, each with 16 bits of precision.


$5

Proto Expansion

From the Onion Omega2 Pro project.

A Proto Expansion board for your Omega2 Dash

The Proto Expansion for the Onion Omega allows you to create your very own expansion that interfaces with your Omega. It provides a small soldering area and 30-pin header that plugs into the Expansion Dock. With it you will have full control over what kind of project you design for your Omega.


$15

Servo Expansion

From the Onion Omega2 Pro project.

A Servo Expansion board for your Omega2 Dash

The Servo Expansion adds 16 PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) outputs to your Omega. Connect standard servos directly to the Expansion since each channel has its own 3-pin connectors, making it that much easier to get started with your project! This Expansion is great in any application that requires servos, like a robotics project or anything with moving parts. Given that PWM is so useful, you can also use this Expansion to precisely control LEDs or drive a DC motor using an H-bridge. The Servo Expansion is often also called the PWM Expansion.

Credits

Onion

Onion is a team of technology enthusiasts, creators, and strivers, looking to make amazing products and even better user experiences. Onion has been in business since 2014, graduating from the TechStars Startup Accelerator in Boston that year. In 2015, we introduced the world to the Onion Omega IoT computer.


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