|Product Performed to Expectations:||10|
|Specifications were sufficient to design with:||10|
|Demo Software was of good quality:||9|
|Product was easy to use:||10|
|Support materials were available:||10|
|The price to performance ratio was good:||10|
|TotalScore:||59 / 60|
RSL10-SENSE-GEVK comes in two flavors:
When I applied for this roadtest I assumed that I will receive a programmable version. And I wanted to use the platform with its sensors to design a baby monitoring device. And as such I read the “RSL10-SENSE-GEVK (and RSL10-SENSE-DB-GEVK) User Guide” - EVBUM2614 - which is an excellent introduction material on starting with this platform. It goes into installing and configuring the IDE (Eclipse-based), programming, debugging and using the mobile app.
I received the base version and I had to rethink the way to approach this roadtest. The best way would be to describe the mobile app and the way to interact with the board. If anyone can think of a better approach, I would be glad to learn more as I think that the board packs so much power and resources!
RSL10-SENSE-GEVK is filled with sensors! It is hard to believe that so many features were packed in such a small area:
On starting the app, the searching for a board starts. Once a board is discovered, the MAC address is displayed. It might be necessary to reset the board in order to be discovered. The device name is editable.
The second step is selecting the sensor(s) to be monitored or actuator(s) to be controlled (these need to be connected to the board).
For the actuators you can find the following options (brushless DC and stepper motors and LED balast):
[Edit] As stevesmythe rightly pointed out, this part of the app is not for the RSL10-Sense-GEVK board, but for another platform (Bluetooth Low Energy IoT Development Kit base board and daughter boards - more here).
Sensors (built in sensors)
|ALS-NOA1305||The sensor is read continuously (~ once a second) and the values are updated accordingly|
|TPS (Touch Pad)||Unsupported Node|
|Environmental (Air Quality, Pressure, Humidity, Temperature)||The values are not updated continuously. Is it because of the sensor (BME680)?|
|Gyroscope||The sensor is read continuously (~ once a second) and the values are updated accordingly|
|Accelerometer||The sensor is read continuously (~ once a second) and the values are updated accordingly|
|Magnetometer||The sensor is read continuously (~ once a second) and the values are updated accordingly|
The app has other features as well:
I will try to focus on the last two features in a future post.