Farnell adds DFRobot SBCs and tool kits to develop IoT applications

Robotics and open source hardware by DFRobot have been added to Farnell’s linecard. The single board computers (SBCs) and tool kits enable the development of advanced IoT applications.

Farnell now stocks more than 140 products from DFRobot. DFRobot is a manufacturer of user-friendly robotics and open source hardware that can form the building blocks for a variety of electronics projects, helping inventors to simplify the design process and accelerate time to market.

Among its portfolio is DFRobot’s Gravity Series toolkit which enables users to enhance Ardunio and micro: bit projects with a selection of powerful sensors. The Gravity series is an open source, modular electronics toolkit which does not require any soldering and is protected against incorrect connection. It features powerful expansion shields and more than 250 professional function modules which are compatible with Ardunio and micro:bit.

Modules include the Ardunio moisture sensor, the Ardunio pH water quality sensor for industrial wastewater testing applications, and infra red human body sensors which can measure parameters, such as heart rate, UV and motion. Detailed tutorials including wiring pictures, operation steps, sample codes and schematics are included.

For more advanced designers, there is the broad range of LattePanda boards and accessories targetting edge computing, vending, digital advertising signage and industrial automation applications.

LattePanda is a high performance, low power, palm-sized SBC which is now available with an expanded range of boards and accessories including touch displays, cables, cooling fans and cases. This development board can accelerate the rate of production for designers and system integrators building IoT solutions. LattePanda boards are supplied pre-installed with Windows 10 or can be run on Linux and include an integrated Ardunio compatible co-processor which can control and sense the physical world. An enterprise edition featuring Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB is available to support more complex projects.

Lee Turner, global head of semiconductors and SBCs at Farnell, said: “DFRobot offers unrivalled compatibility and integration with many of the world’s leading SBCs . Professional engineers and makers who have grown up using these brands can now maximise the potential of their projects with DFRobot’s comprehensive range of toolkits, sensors, robotics platforms, modules and accessories. Farnell’s global availability and comprehensive support for the complete range of LattePanda boards gives our customers confidence when sourcing components for new product development.”


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