This is supposed to seed the maker movement with Edison boards to get a lot of new innovative projects.
You had to write an application to receive one of the kits, so I'm happy I was chosen. I wrote about what I was going to make with the Edison. Basically what I want to make is an automated study environment. That means a micro controller will use sensors to both monitor and regulate the environment to my preferences.
The development kit I got from Intel includes:
- Intel Edison
- Grove Air quality sensor
- Grove Encoder
- Grove Flame Sensor
- Grove Gas Sensor (MQ2)
- Grove Infrared Temperature Sensor
- Grove Moisture Sensor
- Grove SPDT Relay (30A)
- Grove Speaker
This is the kit meant for home automation, which was perfect.
As you can see, all that hardware holds a lot of potential!
I will post later about the project I've made. Right now I'm going to unbox the package I got from Intel:
Clockwise from top left: Intel Edison. Sensors. USB micro cable. 12 V power supply with different plugs.
That's a lot of hardware!
All the sensors.
You can read more about the competition here.