Omega2 Maker Kit
Take your IoT development into overdrive with the Omega2+ Maker Kit. Build the same circuits as in the Starter Kit and conduct eight additional experiments using the included Onion Expansion Boards. Experiments include controlling servos, using an H-bridge to control a DC motor, writing text and images to the OLED display, and controlling other high-powered circuits with the Relay Expansion. Step-by-step instructions for building each circuit and running through each experiment can be found in the online Maker Kit Guide under the “Documents” tab.
This kit includes everything from the Starter Kit as well as the Relay, Servo and OLED Expansion Boards. The collection of electronics components in the Omega2+ Maker Kit includes servos, resistors, LEDs, jumper wires, switches, a 7-segment display, a buzzer and an LCD screen, to name a few. All kit components are nicely packed up in a handy plastic carrying case.
- 1x Onion Omega2+ IoT Computer
- 1x Expansion Dock for Onion Omega
- 1x OLED Expansion Board for Onion Omega
- 1x Servo Expansion Board for Onion Omega
- 1x Relay Expansion Board for Onion Omega
- 1x Breadboard
- 1x Futaba Standard-Sized Servo
- 1x Generic Sub-Micro-Sized Servo
- 1x DC Hobby Motor
- 1x 7-Segment Display (Red LED)
- 1x LCD Screen (16x2)
- 1x Shift Register (74HC595)
- 1x H-Bridge Controller (SN754410)
- 1x Digital Temperature Sensor
- 1x Buzzer
- 5x Slide Switch
- 12x Tactile Push Button
- 1x Wall Charger
- 1x Braided USB Micro-B Cable
- 20x Multicolor LEDs
- 5x 100nF Ceramic Capacitor
- 20x 200Ω Resistor
- 10x 1kΩ Resistor
- 5x 100Ω Resistor
- 5x 470Ω Resistor
- 5x 5.1kΩ Resistor
- 5x 51kΩ Resistor
- 20x Jumper Wire (M/M)
- 20x Jumper Wire (M/F)
- Omega2+ Maker Kit Guide
- Omega2+ Maker Kit Experiments
- Introduction to the Omega2
- Omega2+ Hardware Overview
Here’s a list of all of the experiments we’re going to build with your Kit:
Blinking an LED
- Learn the basics of programming the Omega by turning an LED on and off.
Blinking Multiple LEDs
- Learn some more programming concepts by controlling multiple LEDs at once.
Fading an LED
- Create a cool LED fading effect using the pulse width modulation technique.
Reading a Switch
- Use a physical switch to control an LED through the Omega.
Using a Shift Register
- Use a shift register chip to control 8 LEDs using only a few GPIOs.
Controlling a Seven-Segment Display
- Add a seven-segment display to the previous circuit to display numbers.
Reading a 1-Wire Temperature Sensor
- Use a 1-Wire temperature sensor to read the ambient temperature.
Controlling LCD Screen
- Use the I2C protocol to control an LCD screen attached to the previous circuit.
And a list of tutorials on using the PWM, OLED, and Relay Expansions:
- Learn about Pulse Width Modulation and controlling LEDs
- Use the PWM Expansion to control Servos and pick up some Python skills along the way
Run a DC Motor with an H-Bridge
- We’ll get really creative and use the PWM Expansion to control an H-Bridge chip which will in turn drive a DC motor
Writing text to the screen
- We’ll use Python to programmatically write text to the screen
Changing the screen’s settings
- Learn how we can use user input to change display settings
- Prompt the user for input and use it to draw lines on the screen
Controlling isolated circuits
- Learn how to control circuits electrically isolated from the Omega’s circuits