What Can You Use The reTerminal For?

What Can You Use The reTerminal For?
The reTerminal is a powerhouse of an IoT device that's designed to make is easier that ever to create polished end user products for both industry and personal use. The system uses the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) a quad-core Cortex CPU and features a 5-inch touch dsplay, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC storage, WiFi, Bluetooth and so much more.


All these great features and functionality are great but what can you actually use the reTerminal for? We've put together a list of a few possible application for the reTerminal to help inspire you to get started.


Machine Learning - TensorFlow/ MediaPipe

The reTerminal is compatible with both TensorFlow and MediaPipe which are sets of machine learning tools which enable on-device machine learning helping developers run complex models on IoT devices. You could create automated entry system for vehicles using image/object detection and numberplate recognistion. 



Handheld Device

Thanks to the devices small form factor and low weight in combination with the input buttons and touch display the reTerminal is makes a great IoT connected handheld device. With the ability to be powered from a battery bank you could create a portable system perfect for both on-site and office applications. 


Industrial Applications - Machine Control Pad

As the system has a touch input display and runs on a linux based system it can be used for a range of different control softwares. It would for use with machines like 3D printers and CNC machines. Our friends over at Carbide3D have released their control software (Carbide Motion) for the Raspberry Pi. This means you could use the reTerminal to load in files, calibrate the machine and start cutting.

Seeed also provide a couple of guides on how to create your own user interface (UI) using both LVGL and QT for Python. Using these you could create your own customer interface with your own branding a bespoke functionality for an application.


Further Expansion Possibilities

Alongside the wealth of other features and connection on the reTerminal there is dedicated expansion connections for use with other hardware. On the back of the device there is a PCIe connection most commonly used in PC hardware and a 40-pin GPIO connector which is compatible with standard Raspberry Pi HATs & devices.


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