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IoT has reshaped our world in recent years as a technological revolution. With the development of IoT, M5Stack has gone through six years. The year 2022 is eventful. Here, we look back at the most important events of this year and express our sincere gratitude to our customers and friends.

01 Collaboration with Sony:Release of Atom Mate for toio™ in Japan

* toio™ is a registered trademark or trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Atom Mate for toio™ is the first project M5Stack and Sony have worked on together and immediately became a hit when released in Japan.  

* toio™ development using UIFloweloper of toio™

* Tanaka, the developer of toio™, is a big fan of M5

02 Collaboration with AWS:Launch of AWS IoT Edukit SimpleIOT Starter Bundle V1.0

Simple IoT, AWS's IoT workshop, provides free IoT programming knowledge and up-to-date code. Simple IoT (https://simpleiot.net/) is 100% open source, users can view and modify all data, code and services in their AWS account, and build their IoT projects with M5Stack's SimpleIOT Starter Bundle, an all-in-one package that allows people to start experimenting with a fully built and connected device in less than 5 minutes.

03 Collaboration with Microsoft: Launch of PnPFlow for Azure IoT Central Based on UIFlow

Project PnPFlow is the latest collaboration between M5STACK and the Azure IoT team. It provides a better collaborative experience for developers to build IoT plug-and-play devices without having to know the complexities of plug-and-play protocols and DTDL models. All they need to do is drag and drop blocks to build a business-centric application in UIFLOW. It is automatically provisioned on Azure IoT Central and works seamlessly with IoT Central's template-based web UI.

* PnPFlow demo 

04 M5Stack's Core2, Basic Core and COM.LTE Module have Been Added to Ericsson's Partner Marketplace Offering Catalogue

 

05 Listed in Digi-Key's Guide to Boards 2022

M5Stack's Stamp C3U, Stamp Pico and StickC plus are listed in this guide, plus Stamp C3U was ranked New&Notable.

06 Basic V2.6, Core2 and StickC Top Switch Science's TOP100 Best-selling Products

For the third year in a row, the M5 has taken the number one spot on the Switch Science TOP 100 list of best-selling products. And there are seven M5Stack products on this list: Basic V2.6 (#1), Core2 (#2), StickC Plus (#3), Core2 for AWS (#18), ATOM Lite (#21), Fire V2.6 (#23) and ATOM Matrix (#26).

According to Mr Yasui, Sales Director of Switch Science, M5Stack is good at collecting requirements at all levels to develop products, sharing development information with customers on social media platforms, actively adopting user opinions, and developing at a high speed, which is M5's strength that is difficult for other companies to catch up with.

07 Exhibited at the High-tech Fair - IOTE 2022, the 18th International IoT Exhibition, and Won the IOTE Gold Award for Innovative Products and the Excellent Product Award of the High-tech Fair

08 M5Stack Japan Creativity Contest 2022 Received 153 Outstanding Entries

09 Office Relocation

Moving to a new location, integrating resources and staff.

Looking back on 2022, there was both hardship and happiness. In 2022, M5 continued to release new products every Friday. 63 new products were released throughout the year, including embedded controllers, communication modules and a full range of sensors. Product applications also expanded into a wider range of areas, including blockchain, smart weather stations, smart storage and more.

M5Stack could not have come this far without the customers' and friends' support and help. We sincerely thank you and wish you a happy, safe and prosperous 2023.

2023-01-31

Christmas is celebrated by countries around the world. Traditions to celebrate the festival of love include a feast; giving gifts or cards; and enjoying church or public festivities, like singing Christmas carols and songs.

To celebrate the festival, Makers always show off their skills. In the M5Stack Christmas Contest 2022, M5 loyalists make a good performance. We hereby express our thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this contest a success! Let's see which ones came out on top from the 28 entries.

Magic Christmas Tree@IkeuchiRyota

 With a flick of the star wand, the Christmas tree lights up smoothly. Isn’t it like magic? In fact, it's based on the power of technology. Magnets are set underneath the Lego block with wires, Hall effect Unit is mounted on the bottom of the StickC console, when the star wand with iron inside connects to the magnet on the console, the lights on the Christmas tree start flickering as set before.

Chebyshev Linkage Robots @KantenNamako

 Its a comedy-style work with a mix of Asian and Western styles. To celebrate Christmas and new year, using M5Stack as the controller, Keiichi Matsui made two Chebyshev linkage (a four-bar linkage that converts rotational motion to approximate linear motion created by Chebyshev)robots. These two robots are decorated cutely, having a funny moving pace, conveying a happy atmosphere.

ATOM Christmas Tree@aaa_tu

 This Christmas tree stands out from the rest of the entries with its sense of technology and Minimalism. Just using M5ATOM Matrix and MAX7219 LED Display Module, @aaa_tu made this perfect project. The tutorial is uploaded on his website athttps://www.creativity-ape.com/entry/2022/12/25/025029 

Other Great Projects

M5stack Snow Ball@LuisLlamas

LuisLlamas is good at software interaction with M5Stack, making interesting projects. This time, Luis made a snowball with M5Core2, when the device turns direction, the snowflakes whirled down to the gravity direction gotten by the accelerometer in Core2, cute and vivid.

Displaying Air Quality CO2 Over Snowflakes @zeromem0

Zeromemo made a snowflake theme for Core2, a project that balances aesthetics and practicality. Hanged on a Christmas tree, this Core2 displays the time, temperature, CO2 concentration and ambient humidity information over snowflakes, presenting a festival atmosphere. Zeromemo uploaded the open-source code Github: https://github.com/zeromem0/snowingSCD41 

Shake with ATOM S3@its_hard_2_name

As a Christmas gift from M5 to the engineers friends, the first batch of ATOMS3 went out of stock as soon as released. The author of this project, IAMLIUBO, is M5's leader test engineer. He made a interesting shaking game with ATOM S3’s built-inn IMU. LIUBO is also responsible for UIFlow 2.0. As he revealed, UIFlow 2.0 will be online before the Chinese New Year, stay tuned for it!

 

 
 

2023-01-06

Birds can broadcast news? Robot babies can drink milk? People can use Ultrasound to measure wind speed? At M5Stack Japan Creativity Contest 2022, technology and creativity collide, turning every idea into reality.

 

 

Innovation can promote the advance of human civilization. Deep inside, everyone’s heart hides a "seed" of innovation. Upholding the concept of "Quick&Easy IoT Development", M5Stack helps every "seed" sprout and grow into a huge tree with its easy-to-develop hardware and software solutions. In collaboration with Switch Science, M5Stack launched the M5Stack Japan Creativity Contest 2022. This month, this contest came to an end, and we received 153 creative entries from https://protopedia.net/event/m5stack2022, let’s find out the winners.

First Prize*1

 

Second Prize*3

 

Third Prize*4

 

   

Special Prize*5

Industrial Applications Prize

Industrial Applications Prize
 

Commercial Promotion Prize

 

Research Idea Prize

Visual Effect Prize

    

M5Style Prize

2022-10-27

Extreme weather has become a significant source of disasters in the 21st century.

Disastrous events such as extreme weather and global warming are on the rise worldwide, causing many negative impacts not only on society and the economy,  but also posing a great threat and damage to people's lives.

In daily life, people pay attention to weather changes for preventing epidemics, as catching a cold is easy when it rains or cools down suddenly.For agricultural production, it is necessary to adjust the planting method regularly according to the weather.

Weather forecast is the science of prediction, which cannot be completely or always accurate, from the perspective of scientific rules.The incorrect weather forecast information can affect people's judgment of weather types and disaster levels, which can lead to damage.

Improving the accuracy of weather forecasting is still a worldwide challenge.

In such a condition, many companies and engineers choose M5Stack to set up a customised small weather monitor stations to get more accurate weather data they want.

On 2022.9.18, Typhoon No. 14, considered the strongest typhoon on record, made landfall on the Satsuma Peninsula in Kyushu, Japan.

It was great to be able to monitor through the webcam. I can see what's happening at my parents' house and outside, including my parents’ condition, so I feel very relieved." Yoshihiro Shimoyama, who is in Saitama, felt very grateful and relieved on this typhoon day.

Yoshihiro Shimoyama is the president of ergo, a Japanese IT consulting company. To facilitate the care of his parents, he built a weather monitor system at his parents' home in Kagoshima City, using M5Stack's Core2, StickC, human sensor (PIR HAT), environmental sensor (ENV UNIT) and M5Camera to monitor the safety of the elderly, collect environmental data and simply control the home. Shimoyama used the Arduino IDE to program, set up M5StickC to transfer data to the MQTT broker every five minutes, stored the data in the PostgreSQL database, and finally edited the data on Rmenu to display visualized graphs.

The remote monitoring display graph around 19:00 on 2022.9.18. The purple line shows the change of air pressure(Photo: Shimoyama Yoshihiro)

The monitoring display graph is divided into three sections. The first part has five columns of data. The first column shows the number of responses from the human sensor at each time of day, which detects whether the elderly person is up and moving, and Shimoyama can contact the elderly person and the local caregiver if there are any abnormalities to prevent accidents occur; the second column shows the weather data of the surrounding area obtained from the weather information service; the third column shows the temperature, humidity and air pressure in the room;The fourth and fifth columns contain the temperature and humidity data at the head and feet of the bed where the elderly person sleeps. The second section is a row of gauges, the eight gauges showing the data uploaded by the M5StickC placed in the kitchen. The line graph in the third section is a visual view of the corresponding kitchen environment data.

The five cameras, installed both indoors and outdoors, provide live video of the elderly and the situation of the home.

 

The surroundings of parents' house, taken by M5Camera on 2022.9.28 at 19:04(Photo: Shimoyama Yoshihiro)

Besides such extreme weather, this remote monitoring system gives Yoshihiro Shimoyama, who is away from home, a lot of convenience and security in his daily life. In normal times, as it is not convenient to watch the monitoring data all the time, the M5Core2 in Mr. Shimoyama's hands is set up with an alert function and a vibration function. Even if there is movement at night, the human sensor at home senses his parents' movement and transmits it to the device, thus he can feel his parents' activities at all times, as if the family is living together. Even when he is away, with a pocket WIFI connection, Mr. Shimoyama can receive alerts from his parents' home by carrying the Core2 with him.

The M5Camera will not only take daily photos of the medication calendar on the wall of his parents' home and send it to Mr. Shimoyama at breakfast time so that he can check and remind them to take their medication, but also have the  AI function to intelligently monitor his home for any major abnormal changes and send alerts in time.

"Parental care has become necessary since April 2020, but COVID-19 brings all sorts of restrictions. This remote monitoring system has been instrumental in caring for my parents and I am very grateful." Mr Shimoyama said. He started to build this system May 2020, adding features to it layer by layer downhill over two years.

 

Initial remote monitoring system overview(Photo: Hiroyoshi Sudo)

 

2022-10-17
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Today We are announcing a flash offer with up to 30% off of more than 200 select regular-priced items. This flash offer will be carried on until Tue, 31st May. Isn't it a great opportunity to be effortless of having it all?
 
We’ve highlighted some of our favorite selections here. If you don’t see anything that you need, be sure to check out our https://shop.m5stack.com/collections
 

M5Paper ESP32 Development Kit COMM Edition is $63.2(20% off!)

Commemorative Edition device with a touchable E-ink display from M5Stack, Powered by ESP32. Compared to a regular LCD, E-ink displays are easier on the eyes, which makes them a great choice for reading or viewing for longer period.Low Power consumption Display.There are far too many projects you can do with the m5paper!

LAN Module W5500 with PoE V12 for $38.8(20% off!)

 
If you are looking for a compact embedded Ethernet connection solution that integrates the PoE (Power Over Ethernet).Whether it’s for deployment on industrial sites or cable transmission of video data between PC and Core.This one is an affordable pick!

Thermal Camera Unit (MLX90640) for $63.2(20% off!)

Temperature can be a sign of trouble ahead. With Thermal Camera Unit you can detect issues before they become problems and measure temperature differences accurately and from a safe distance. This sensor does not require frequent recalibration, ensuring continuous monitoring and reducing system cost!

ATOM Thermal Printer Kit for $47.2(20% off!)

Geekery kraft packaging design, who can refuse? Not just about the designing you can go wild with your creation! The best value in a desktop DIY thermal printer includes an ESP32-Pico-based IoT controller ATOM Lite, and a 58mm thermal printer to meet your multiple printing requirements.

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Unit Indoor Positioning module for $38.5(30% off)

One of the use cases where the location accuracy of a UWB positioning system offers obvious benefits is in warehouse automation. This module integrated ranging algorithm is capable of 10cm positioning accuracy. For applications where pinpoint location accuracy is needed for productivity or safety, this would be the best option.

ECG Module13.2 (AD8232) with cables and pads for $32.13(20% off!)

ECG is a heart rate monitor (electrocardiogram) unit and is one of the simplest and fastest tests used to evaluate the heart. This device is about the size of our M5 Core. It records your heart rate and rhythm. No electricity is sent into the body.

NEW Lidar Bot AGV Mini Carkit Mecanum Wheels for $360(20% off!)

Lidar Bots are never a bad idea! But this Powerful development kit for Automated Guided Vehicles(AGVs). Comes with a 360 Lidar sensor, 4 Mecanum wheels, M5 Core, RGB Bars, and a remote controller with a Joystick panel and more. In addition, a tracing kit is attached for the identification of black or white track lines. With 4 Mecanum wheels, you can make it move in any direction!
2022-05-26
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