Omega2 is a 5$ Modular IoT Device
Industry experts estimate IoT industry to be a game changer. With such huge potential, you need great developers. The following chart shows that the number of IoT developers is projected to grow to about 5 million.
Meet the Omega2 (Omega2 is a 5$ Modular IoT Device)
The team is primarily focusing on two things.
The will help newer developers to get themselves antiquated with the device and IoT concepts quickly.
The Team also gives you the option of having an App Store. Out of the box, you would get apps like “Device Manager” and “File Explorer” etc. There is also an SDK available for developers to build and deploy custom apps and publish them to the App Store. The device also gives you full access to the Terminal where you can easily run Linux commands. It can also run Apache Web Services and can host a Web Application if necessary. It supports multiple open source languages like Ruby, Python, Node.js, PHP, etc. The libraries are already available for developers to use it.
There is a broad range of accessories that are available with the Omega2. The Team at Onion have partnered with other vendors to provide Cellular 3G connectivity and add-on modules to control industrial equipment remotely.
Here are the list of Add-on Modules that is currently available:
- Omega Adapter: ($1.00)
- I2C Shield: ($1.00)
- Current Monitoring Controller: ($42.00)
- Temperature Sensor: ($15.00)
- Humidity Sensor: ($15.00)
- Accelerometer: ($15.00)
- Gyroscope: ($15.00)
- Light Sensor: ($15.00)
- Pressure Sensor: (15.00)
- Gas Sensor: ($15.00)
- Buzzer: ($13.00)
- 3-Character 7 Segment Display: ($13.00)
- Potentiometer: ($13.00)
- 2-Channel Relay Controller: ($24.00)
- 4-Channel Relay Controller: ($27.00)
- 8-Channel Relay Controller: ($47.00)
- Analog to Digital Converter: ($15.00)
- Digital to Analog Converter: ($15.00)
At the time of writing this, their Kickstarter project have already has 2,517 backers, $91,221 pledged vs a Goal of only $15000 with 32 more days to go. Now those are impressive numbers by any standards for a crowdfunding project. By only pledging $5 you get your hands on with the Omega2. This low entry cost is one of the reasons why this project is so successful. If you own or use a Raspberry Pi, do give this product a shot.Go over to Kickstarter