Designed to support projects that require environmental sensors, the Arduino Nicla Sense ME and the Nicla Vision have plenty to offer. In this article, we’ll explore what the Nicla devices are, how to use them and some of the projects and applications in various industries they may be useful for. So, read on!
- What are the Arduino Nicla Sense and Vision?
- What are the standout features of the Arduino Nicla Sense and Vision?
- Who will benefit from using the Arduino Nicla Sense and Vision?
- What kind of projects can the Arduino Nicla Sense and Vision support?
- What are the Arduino Nicla Sense and Vision compatible with?
- Get started with the Arduino Nicla devices
What are the Arduino Nicla Sense and Vision?
Arduino Nicla Sense ME
The Arduino Nicla Sense ME is a compact, low power consumption board designed for creating robust wireless networking solutions quickly and efficiently. Tiny but mighty, it’s Arduino’s smallest form factor to date, yet it packs a punch with a range of industrial-grade sensors and extraordinary functionality.
Arduino Nicla Vision
The Nicla Vision is a standalone intelligent camera created by Arduino and is designed for improving automation and visualising data. With a whole host of features onboard, this nifty piece of tech can be used for a wide variety of things and everywhere, from home to business.
What are the standout features of the Arduino Nicla Sense and Vision?
Both the Arduino Nicla Sense ME and the Nicla Vision offer a wide range of exciting features to help you get the most out of your Arduino sensor projects.
Key features of the Arduino Nicla Sense ME
- Industrial-grade Bosch Sensortec sensors
- 9-axis inertial measurement unit
- ANNA B112 Bluetooth® module
- 64 MHz Arm® Cortex M4 (nRF52832) microcontroller
- 512KB Flash / 64KB RAM, 2MB SPI Flash for storage, 2MB QSPI dedicated for BHI260AP.
- Bluetooth® 4.2 connectivity
Key features of the Arduino Nicla Vision
- STM32H747AII6 Dual ARM® Cortex® M7/M4 IC processor
- Wi-Fi/Bluetooth® Low Energy 4.2 (Murata 1DX – LBEE5KL1DX-883)
- 2MP colour camera that supports TinyML
- Smart 6-axis motion sensor
- Integrated microphone
- Distance sensor
Who will benefit from using the Arduino Nicla Sense and Vision?
Both the Arduino Nicla Sense and Nicla Vision will be an asset to anyone working on a project designed to monitor and respond to environmental factors in various industries, such as smart agriculture. Whether you’re creating a risk assessment system to prevent accidents on an industrial manufacturing site or starting a simple Arduino project with sensors to make your home smarter, the Arduino Nicla Sense ME and Nicla Vision can help you achieve your goal.
What kind of projects can the Arduino Nicla Sense and Vision support?
Both the Arduino Nicla Sense ME and Nicla Vision are ideal for projects that incorporate environmental sensors such as temperature monitors or motion detectors.
Equipped with four low-power, industrial-grade Bosch sensors, the Nicla Sense ME allows you to accurately calculate rotation, acceleration, pressure, temperature, humidity and even air quality and CO2 levels.
The impressive functionality of the Nicla Sense ME makes it an extremely versatile piece of tech. It can be used to improve efficiency and productivity when processing data and can be programmed to obtain and analyse a range of information.
Depending on how you program the Nicla Sense ME, this data can be used in a variety of different ways. For example, to reduce health and safety risks caused by everything from toxic substances in paint to a potential fire or earthquake.
Boasting a powerful M7/M4 IC processor and a 2MP colour camera that supports TinyML, the Arduino Nicla Vision allows you to track assets and monitor your environment when you can’t do it yourself.
As with its sister product, the Nicla Sense ME, the Arduino Nicla Vision can be used for a wide range of purposes and can also retrieve and process data. For example, you could program it to recognise when machinery requires maintenance or answer your doorbell when you’re miles from home.
What are the Arduino Nicla Sense and Vision compatible with?
The Nicla Sense ME can be powered via a micro-USB (J7), ESLOV (J5) or VIN. As with many of our Arduino boards, the software can be used to program it both online and offline. The Nicla Sense ME can be used with several Arduino products and is compatible with Portenta H7, H7 Lite, H7 Lite Connected, Portenta Vision Shield and MKR WiFi 1010.
The Arduino Nicla Vision can be powered by a micro-USB or even simply by battery for standalone applications. As with the Nicla Sense ME, it is compatible with all Arduino Portenta and MKR products and the software can be used to program it online and offline. The Arduino Nicla Vision also integrates fully with OpenMV and supports MicroPython, offering endless possibilities for your Arduino sensor projects.
You’ll need to download the Arduino Desktop IDE if you choose to program either your Nicla Sense ME or Arduino Nicla Vision offline.
Get started with the Arduino Nicla devices
Now we’ve shown you the amazing things you can do with the Arduino Nicla Sense and Nicla Vision, there’ll be no stopping you! Ordering your own board and accessories online is simple through our Arduino shop. Get ready to dive into the exciting world of digital automation and see what you can achieve with the Arduino Nicla devices.
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