What Can You Use The Wio Terminal For?
The Wio Terminal is a microcontroller with wireless connectivity that's compatible with Arduino and MicroPython. Along with Grove ports and a 40-pin GPIO the system also features a LCD display, IMU, microphone, buzzer, light sensor and microSD card slot It has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity making it perfect for a range of applications including IoT.
But What Could You Actually Use The Wio Terminal For?
The posibilites for the Wio Terminal are vast and range from a Raspberry Pi interface to a thermal imaging camera and everything inbetween. We've highlighed a few different uses below which highlight some of the key features of the Wio Terminal.
Gesture Sensing Using TinyML (Machine Learning):
Use the Wio Terminal in combination with the Edge Impulse machine learning system to create and train your own machine learning models. Simply connect your system to a PC and install the software. Then you'll need to feed the model samples to train it and do some slight fine tuning and you're ready to go. You can use the onboard light sensor, train the model with gesture such as rock, paper, sissors and create an intelligent opponent.
You can find full instructions on Edge Impulse and more examples in the links below.
Create Your Own Retro Pixel Games:
The Wio Terminal has a 320x240px LCD display, this could be combined with built in buzzer and 5 way switch to create the feel of retro handheld consoles. You could also use additional Grove sensors and devices to further enhance the experience, we'd suggest the Grove Thumbstick, Dual Button and Slide Potentiometer as other gaming inputs.
Long Range Data Transmission using the LoRaWan Chassis:
When combined with the LoRaWan Chassis the Wio Terminals potenial is expanded even further. With a long transmission range of up to 10km (in optimal conditions) and GPS support you can turn the system into a GPS tracker, network analyser, remote sensor unit or just a wirelss communications device.
Support and Resources from Seeed:
Like with the vast majority of their products Seeed have produces a number of support resources, we'll link a range of these below which give an idea some of the Wio Terminals capabilities.
Seeed has produced over 25 tutorial videos which they call the Wio Terminal Classroom. These videos go over everything from a simply hello world program to using the device as a TV remote.