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In the comments below:  Let Us Know How You Would Use the MKR RGB, MKR ENV, and MKR Shield in Your Arduino Projects!

 

Submit a Project Proposal for an IoT: In the Cloud project and we'll send out a limited number of shields for projects that use them!

 

View tech specs and unboxing videos for the Arduino MKR RGB, MKR ENV, MKR THERM shields. Datasheets and Eagle Files are also attached below.

 

There's still time left for your  IoT: In the Cloud project.   This year for Arduino Day we challenged you to do Arduino Projects for Arduino Day 2019:  Arduino MKR Projects in the Cloud!

 

Recently, these new shields were launched exclusively through Farnell.  This will give you a chance to use the new shields in your IoT projects or any Arduino projects you are working on.  If you have an idea for an IoT: In the Cloud project that uses one of the shields, we'll send you one of the new shields to help you complete your project.   The competition closes on May 14th and you can read details at:  Project14 | IoT in the Cloud: Make Use of a Wireless Technology and a Cloud Provider!

 

Below are some specs and unboxing videos for the 3 new shields from Arduino!

 

ARDUINO MKR RGB SHIELDARDUINO MKR ENV SHIELD
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Write messages and add graphics with this shield.

 

A ready to use library with examples and methods is available for use to easily write static and scrollable text.

 

You can use this shield to show values from your board and is controllable from the Arduino IoT cloud. No need of solder, or special adapters, just plug the RGB matrix shield on top of your favourite MKR board and you are ready to go!

 

The mounted LED's are very dense and bright, with full RGB colours!

The MKR ENV Shield allows a MKR board to acquire environmental data collected by an array of sensors.

 

These sensors are of the latest generation and measure:

  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Temperature and humidity
  • Ultraviolet UVA intensity Ultraviolet UVB intensity
  • UV Index (calculated)
  • Light intensity (in LUX)

 

To help you build projects and store the data collected locally, this shield has a slot for a microSD card (not provided).

 

There is a ready to use library with examples and methods to read values from the different sensors, that provides an easy and smooth integration path.

 

Sensors used :

  • ST LPS22HB :  atmospheric pressure
  • ST HTS221HTS221  : temperature and humidity
  • VISHAY TEMT6000 : Lux of the ambient.
  • VISHAY VEML6075VEML6075 : UltraViolet wavelengths  A / B
LEDs84  RGB APA102
Input Voltage5V
Operating Voltage3.3V
Maximum Current2.5A
CommunicationSPI
Length61.5 mm
Width27 mm
Weight32 gr.
ICs

LPS22HB

TEMT6000

VEML6075VEML6075

Input Voltage3.3V
Operating Voltage3.3V
Ranges

Pressure: 260 to 1260 hPa

rH sensitivity: 0.004% rH/LSB

Humidity accuracy: ± 3.5% rH, 20 to +80% rH

UVA, UVB and UVBI measurment

CommunicationI2C/Analog
Length61 mm
Width25 mm
Weight32 gr.

 

ARDUINO MKR THERM SHIELD
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The MKR THERM Shield allows a board of the MKR family to acquire temperatures from a thermocouple of type K and a DS18Bxx digital one wire sensor. The Thermocouple is a kind of temperature sensor that offers high accuracy and a wide range of measured temperatures. Its analog nature requires specific interfacing and this shield relies on the MAX31855 thermocouple digital interface.

 

The two connectors of the MKR THERM Shield allow the usage of Type K thermocouples with or without a plug attached to the metal wires.

 

The MKR THERM Shield has its own library to read the temperature measured by the thermocouple

ConnectorsK TYPE  DALLAS DS18S20  (to solder) Screw terminal block
Input Voltage3.3V
Operating Voltage3.3V
Operating Temperature-200°C + 700°C
CommunicationSPI/1Wire
ICMAX31855
Length61 mm
Width25 mm
Weight32 gr.

 

 

Arduino MKR Shields:

 

Product NameQuantity
Arduino MKR RGB Shield1Buy NowBuy Now
Arduino Environmental Shield1Buy NowBuy Now
Arduino MKR Thermal Shield1Buy NowBuy Now

 

 

In the comments below:  Let Us Know How You Would Use the MKR RGB, MKR ENV, and MKR THERM Shield in Your Arduino Projects!

 

Submit a Project Proposal for an IoT: In the Cloud project we'll send you a board for projects that use them!