UDOO KEY hits the $10,000 Kickstarter purpose in 90 minutes


UDOO KEY, the world’s most versatile AI platform, is a brand-new AI-first answer primarily based on Raspberry Pi RP2040 and ESP32. It permits machine studying purposes in the most well-liked programming languages and libraries, together with TinyML, TensorFlow Lite, MicroPython, C, C++ and many others. The board, designed for Edge AI tasks, marks the fifth crowdfunding marketing campaign by UDOO, which already raised greater than 2 million {dollars} in earlier Kickstarter campaigns.

Hyperlink to the marketing campaign: key.udoo.org

UDOO KEY combines Raspberry Pi RP2040 and a completely programmable ESP32 right into a single highly effective piece of {hardware}. The board is available in two variations: UDOO KEY and UDOO KEY PRO. Each characteristic Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and BLE; UDOO KEY PRO additionally encompasses a 9-axis IMU and a digital microphone. The board is absolutely suitable, each {hardware} and software-wise, with Raspberry Pi Pico and ESP32.

UDOO KEY additionally grants entry to Clea, the upcoming AI as a service platform by SECO Thoughts, SECO’s daughter firm. Clea is an extensible AI & IoT platform for skilled builders, startups, R&D departments and hobbyists. . It permits customers to shortly construct, monitor and deploy Synthetic Intelligence fashions and apps over a fleet of remote-controlled gadgets. It comes with a set of pre-built AI fashions and apps referred to as Clea Apps, all developed by SECO. Final however not least, it’s natively suitable with UDOO KEY, Raspberry Pi in addition to Arm and x86 processors. 

Maurizio Caporali, Co-CEO of SECO Thoughts, stated, “As we speak, AI may be very misunderstood. Many AI use circumstances don’t require a strong processing unit, and that’s the place UDOO KEY is available in. For the primary time ever on the planet of Edge AI, the person has the choice to construct an AI undertaking on their phrases, utilizing both Raspberry Pi RP2040, ESP32, or each. A number of firms we’re in contact with discover it tough to make the most of the AI revolution. UDOO KEY and Clea make this as straightforward because it will get.”

Transport will begin in January 2022. The Early Fowl UDOO KEY is obtainable at $4, whereas the Early Fowl UDOO KEY PRO is obtainable at $9. Each are restricted to 1,000 models. 

UDOO has additionally made obtainable two particular kits, inbuilt collaboration with two equally particular firms: Arducam and Seeed Studio. 

The primary package, in collaboration with Arducam, is called “Early Fowl UDOO KEY PRO Cam Package + Clea ” and consists of 1x UDOO KEY PRO, a 2MB SPI Digital camera and entry to Clea.

The second package, in collaboration with SeeedStudio, is called “Early Fowl UDOO KEY PRO Grove Package + Clea” and consists of 1x UDOO KEY PRO, entry to Clea and 14 handpicked Grove Modules, together with 5 sensors/ 5 actuators/ 2LED/ 1 LCD show/ 1 Grove defend.

Extra particulars on UDOO KEY

The Raspberry Pi Pico-compatible a part of UDOO KEY is constructed upon a Raspberry PI RP2040 twin Arm Cortex-M0, that includes a QSPI 8MB flash reminiscence, 133 MHZ clock, and 264KB of on-chip SRAM.  The ESP32 relies on a dual-core Xtensa 32-bit LX6, with 16 MB flash reminiscence, 8MB PSRAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Vitality. The 2 microcontrollers can discuss to one another by way of serial port and SWD.

The person can program the 2 microcontrollers in a straightforward means by way of a USB-C connector and resolve whether or not to speak with RP2040 or ESP32 by way of jumper. The UDOO KEY gives many extra interfaces: three absolutely programmable LEDs, and the identical pinout of Raspberry Pi Pico, making it 100% suitable with it, each {hardware} and software-wise. Final however not least, the UEXT connector is accessible from the ESP32, which exposes the I2C, UART and SPI interfaces.

The UDOO KEY additionally mounts two highly effective sensors: a 9-axis IMU and a digital microphone, plus a normal UEXT connector to simply add sensors and different interfaces. Because of the on-board ESP32 microcontroller, the UDOO KEY options full Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity, Bluetooth and BLE v4.2.  

Hyperlink to the Marketing campaign: key.udoo.org