It is a platform based on the popular ESP8266 WiFi module for quickly prototyping IoT Apps
Includes an RGB Led, Button and Serial port
Has several expansion ports and multiple matching sensors that you can directly plug - no Jumper Wires needed!
With the default open-source firmware you can quickly setup demo and productive scenarios using the sensors. You can also extend it or write your own
Different matching enclosures available, that you can also print at home or extend
Who is it for?
I am working as Software Developer since 15 years, making things since 2 years and participating in a few Home Automation communities. So naturally the needs that vESPrino address come from those domains
For Software Developers - gives you a jumpstart into IoT, by offering a gradual dive into the topic. Start with exploring the default firmware and write Software apps communicating with the Physical world. Then continue with embedded programming
For Home Automation Freaks - quickly connecting the different sensors and letting them talk via HTTP or MQTT to your automation system gives you lots of fun and experimentation opportunities. With the provided enclosures - you can also create your own device
For Makers - being a Maker myself, I use the bare vESPrino board as a basis for my projects. It can be easily put inside an enclosure, there is a Button, LED and Serial port, so i only need to connect the actual sensor i need and extend the firmware. The open-source firmware makes it easy to configure the device via a Chrome App
For Gadget Lovers - In just couple of minutes you can have a WiFi enabled toy that reads Gestures, Displays data, Blinks, and many more.
For more details about the project - browse the Indiegogo campaign which contains all the details:
vESPrino on Indiegogo