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Product Code: MKSPK01
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The Spark Core with Chip Antenna is a tiny wi-fi development board that makes it easy to create internet-connected hardware. The Core is all you need to get started; power it with a USB connection and in minutes you'll be controlling LEDs, switches and motors along with collecting data from sensors over the internet!

The Core has an on-board microcontroller, which is a small, low-cost, low-power computer that can run a single application. The microcontroller runs the show; it runs your software and tells the rest of the Core what to do. It doesn’t have an Operating System the way that your computer does; it just runs a single application (often called firmware or an embedded application), which can be simple, just a few lines of code, or very complex, depending on what you want to do.

Spark is designed first and foremost to be easy to use; you can get started with little to no software or hardware experience. Familiar with Arduino? The Core uses Wiring, the same programming language that Arduino uses. Plus, with an accessory called the Shield Shield, you can connect the Core to any standard Arduino shield.

The Spark Core is also user-friendly as the hardware design files (schematic, board design, and bill of materials) and firmware are all open source.

  • Works out of the box
  • Easy Setup
  • Open Source Hardware and Firmware
  • Programable over WiFi
  • Arduino compatible (through custom integration of Wiring libraries)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • 128-bit SSL encryption
  • Hardware Specs
  • 32-bit STM32 72MHz ARM Cortex M3
  • 128KB of Flash memory, 20KB of RAM
  • Texas Instruments SimpleLink CC3000 Wi-Fi chip
  • EEPROM (supplied by the CC3000)
  • 2MB of external flash memory
  • 3.3V DC supply voltage (with on board power regulator)
  • 50mA typical current consumption
  • 300mA peak current consumption (during transmit events)
  • Can be powered and programmed by USB Micro (cable included in box)
  • 8 digital I/O pins
  • 4 PWM pins
  • 8 analog I/O pins
  • UART (Serial), SPI, and I2C peripherals
  • Wi-Fi range of 100-300ft

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Amazing little board March 4, 2014
Reviewer: KK from Sunnyvale, CA United States  
I have tried several popular wireless single board computer offerings in the DIY space. Starting with Arduino, Electric Imp, Galileo to more industrial IoT solutions. You can read my reviews on my blog http://bentuino.com .  The Spark is by far my favorite.
It is small,  offers a powerful 32-bit CPU, is energy efficient, fully open source and comes with a remarkable software environment.

One of the main reasons you should look at Spark is the ease to port Arduino Sketches and extend them to be fully web connected.  

It only takes 5 min. to get a Spark core going. Spark Lab offers a Web based IDE, so you don't have to spend time installing software on your PC. In fact you can use your phone or tablet to program the core.

Cloud integration is included and free for life.

What else do you need to enable your refrigerator or doghouse to tweet?

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