Omega2 Starter Kit
Jump-start your IoT development with the Omega2+ Starter Kit. This kit includes everything you need to create eight different circuits that will teach you how to control LEDs, read inputs, control and read external sensors and displays, learn Python, and more. Step-by-step instructions for building each circuit with the included parts can be found in the online Starter Kit Guide under the “Documents” tab.
Each Starter Kit includes an Onion Omega2+ IoT Computer, an Expansion Dock and a variety of electronics components that belong in the collection of every student of the Internet of Things. This collection includes resistors, LEDs, jumper wires, switches, a 7-segment display 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 Breadboard
- 1x 7-Segment Display (Red LED)
- 1x LCD Screen (16x2)
- 1x Shift Register (74HC595)
- 1x Digital Temperature Sensor
- 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+ Starter Kit Guide
- Omega2+ Starter 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.