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Kniwwelino® is the first micro-controller development platform entirely designed in Luxembourg for children of primary school age. The name Kniwwelino is a composition of the luxembourgish word "kniwwelen", that means to craft something, "ino" should show the deep affinity to the Arduino ecosystem and finally "Lino" as a name has a relation to lion, which is the heraldic animal of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The Kniwwelino® hardware consists of a 5x5 LEDs matrix, a RGB LED and two push buttons. There are additional ports that can be used to extend the board by additional sensors and other peripherals. The underlying micro-controller platform is also embedding a Wi-Fi stack. That enables the Kniwwelino® to connect itself to other Kniwwelino® over the Internet. By implementing standard Internet of Things (IoT) message protocols, like MQTT it could be easily be integrated in existing IoT installations.
The programming can be done with a visual programming tool in the browser. The resulting programs can then be uploaded to the Kniwwelino® via USB. For programming beginners, a website provides project and programming examples to be directly used or to be the starting point for first code modifications. After learning step-by-step the basics to programming the Kniwwelino®, the children can start implementing own ideas and share them on the Kniwwelino® platform. The small size of the printed circuit board makes it possible to embed the Kniwwelino® in nearly every crafted enclosure or object to not limit the development of the child's creativity.
- Size: 50x50 mm
- Microcontroller ESP8266
- 1MB flash for firmware
- 3MB for file system
- 4 GPIO (input, output, PWM, etc.)
- 1 ADC (solder jumper to select battery or external ADC pin)
- I2C port
- 2 buttons
- 5x5 LED matrix
- 1 RGB LED
- Micro USB plug to upload software and power the board
- Visual programming tool and Arduino Library available
Documentation and software