Resource Roundup for Wio Terminal: Tutorials, Reviews, and Projects from Community

Wio Terminal is an ATSAMD51-based microcontroller with wireless connectivity supported by Realtek RTL8720DN. Instead of being a single embedded functional module, Wio Terminal is more of a complete system equipped with Screen + Development Board + Input/Output Interface + Enclosure, making it an efficient and Product-Ready Product.

What cool things can you play with Wio Terminal?

  • Artificial Nose that can Discern Different Kinds of Rum or ScotchTV
  • Remote Controller
  • Cost-effective Pulse Oximeter
  • Weather Forecast Monitor
  • Run TinyGO on Wio Terminal
  • Retro Gaming
  • Printer
  • GPS Navigator
  • Water Level Detector
  • Machine Learning on Wio Terminal

And there are more possibilities on the way!

We have posted a series of weekly summaries covering various tutorials, software/hardware updates, reviews, and projects from the community. To help you find your needed information in a more convenient way, we have gathered all useful links together in this blog and will keep updating weekly. Feel free to let us know what you want to learn more and leave a comment!

Also, don’t forget to join our official FB user group and share your ideas, projects, questions, and everything about Wio Terminal!

The content of this blog will cover:

  • 1. Documentations
    • 1.1 Getting Started
    • 1.2 Demos & Sample Code
    • 1.3 Tutorials (Oct 15th, 2020 Updated)
    • 1.4 Helpful Resources
    • 1.5 Wio Terminal Classroom on Udemy
  • 2. Software & Hardware Updates (Oct 15th, 2020 Updated)
  • 3. Reviews from Community
    • 3.1 Review from MakeUseOf
    • 3.2 Review from BnBe Club
    • 3.3 Reviews from CYBER ARMS
    • 3.4 Reviews by Mat Zolnierczyk
  • 4. Community Projects Collection
  • 5. Wio Terminal Classroom
    • 5.1 Hello World!
    • 5.2 Drawing Shapes on LCD
    • 5.3 Displaying Fonts
    • 5.4 Displaying Images and Simple UI
    • 5.5 Line Charts and Histograms
    • 5.6 Using Grove Modules Part 1
    • 5.7 Communication Protocols
    • 5.8 Built-In Hardware/Sensors Part 1
    • 5.9 Built-In Hardware/ Sensors Part 2 | Microphone & Buzzer
    • 5.10 Built-In Hardware/ Sensors Part 3 | Accelerometer & Light Sensor
    • 5.11 Build a TV Remote using the built-in IR Emitter
    • 5.12 Smart Garden Project using Wio Terminal
    • 5.13 Use Wio Terminal as a Mouse for PC
    • 5.14 Use Wio Terminal as a Keyboard for PC
  • 6. Wio Terminal Classroom with Ardupy
    • 6.1 Getting Started with Ardupy
    • 6.2 Fun with LCD
    • 6.3 Decibel Meter using built-in Microphone
    • 6.4 Musical Keyboard using built-in Buzzer
    • 6.5 AIP Usage & Ardupy Libraries(Oct 15th, 2020 Updated)
  • 7. Fully Open Source Manufacturing Process

1.Documentations

1.1. Getting Started


1.2. Demos & Sample Code


1.3. Tutorials

1.4. Helpful Resources

1.5 Wio Terminal Classroom on Udemy

You can now Learn about Arduino programming along with hardware basics with Wio Terminal on Udemy! Start Now!

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2. Software & Hardware Updates


3. Reviews from Community

3.1 Review from MakeUseOf: Why I’m Never Buying an Arduino Again: The Wio Terminal

3.2 Review from BnBe Club: Is The Wio Terminal Any Good? Getting Started + Bug Workaround

3.3 Reviews from CYBER ARMS – Computer SecurityWIO Terminal: Powerful All-in-One Arduino (June 11th, 2020 Updated)

3.4 Awesome time with Wio Terminal (Aug 5th, 2020 Updated)


4. Community Projects Collection

We have made a collection of Wio Terminal projects from the community. Check this post and we hope some of them will inspire you! We have 5 projects updated this week!

September 27th, 2020 Updated: Hack Your Car With Wio Terminal and CAN Bus by Longan Labs

Read the cycling speed, rotation speed and oil temperature, and other information, displayed on the Wio Terminal screen. (Author:Longan Labs)


There are also some detailed tutorials (ref: @H0meMadeGarbage):


5. Wio Terminal Classroom

Welcome to our brand new video tutorial show: Wio Terminal Classroom! In this show, our engineer Lakshantha will explain how to use Wio terminal along with the software and present you fun demos as well! So stay tuned with our show and we hope this helps you to gain more knowledge on how to program with the Wio Terminal!

Wio Terminal Classroom #1 | Hello World!

In this episode, you will learn about how to draw text strings by using the coordinate system and will learn to display “Hello World!” at the end of the video! We hope you enjoy it!

Wio Terminal Classroom #2 | Drawing Shapes on LCD

In this second episode, you will learn about how to draw simple shapes on the Wio Terminal LCD Screen and you will be able to draw an image at the end of the video by using the shapes that you learn!

Wio Terminal Classroom #3 | Displaying Fonts

In this third episode, you will learn about how to add different font styles to your text and display on the Wio Terminal LCD Screen!


Wio Terminal Classroom #4 | Displaying Images and Simple UI

In this fourth episode, you will learn how to display images on the LCD screen of the Wio Terminal. Also, we will revise what we have learnt so far in this series and you will be able to display a simple UI using text with different fonts, shapes and images! Enjoy!


Wio Terminal Classroom #5 | Line Charts and Histograms

In this fifth episode, you will learn how to display Line Charts and Histograms on the LCD screen of the Wio Terminal. Also, we will show you how to use TFT LCD API examples to display on the Wio Terminal.


Wio Terminal Classroom #6 | Using Grove Modules Part 1

In this sixth episode, you will learn how to use the 40-pin GPIO header on the Wio Terminal and the 2 Grove ports to interact with Grove sensors.

Wio Terminal Classroom #7 | Communication Protocols

In this seventh episode, you will learn how to use different communication protocols on the Wio Terminal. Also at the end of the video, you will be able to log in to your Raspberry Pi using the Wio Terminal!

Wio Terminal Classroom #8 | Built-In Hardware/Sensors Part 1

In this eighth episode, you will learn how to use the 3 configurable buttons, 5-way switch, and the IR Emitter on the Wio Terminal! Enjoy!

Wio Terminal Classroom #9 | Built-In Hardware/ Sensors Part 2 | Microphone & Buzzer

In this ninth episode, you will learn how to use the built-in microphone and the buzzer on the Wio Terminal.

Wio Terminal Classroom #10 | Built-In Hardware/ Sensors Part 3 | Accelerometer & Light Sensor

In this tenth episode, you will learn how to use the built-in accelerometer and the light sensor on the Wio Terminal.

Wio Terminal Classroom #11 | Build a TV Remote using the built-in IR Emitter

In this 11th episode, you will learn how to use the built-in infrared emitter on the Wio Terminal and build a simple TV remote for your TV.

Wio Terminal Classroom #12 | Smart Garden Project using Wio Terminal

In this 12th episode, you will learn how to build a smart garden project using the Grove – Temperature and Humidity Sensor (DHT11), Soil Moisture Sensor, Built-in Buzzer and the Light Sensor on the Wio Terminal!

Wio Terminal Classroom #13 | Use Wio Terminal as a Mouse for PC

In this 13th episode, you will learn how to use the Wio Terminal as a mouse and use it to interact with your PC!

Wio Terminal Classroom #14 | Use Wio Terminal as a Keyboard for PC

In this 14th and the final episode, you will learn how to use the Wio Terminal as a keyboard and use it to interact with your PC!


6. Wio Terminal Classroom with Ardupy

ArduPy is a combination of Arduino and MicroPython. MicroPython uses the universal Arduino API to control the hardware so that it can be quickly compatible with new platforms. At the same time, we provide AIP package manager. You can transform your favorite Arduino library into a MicroPython library. Through ArduPy, you can use Python to verify ideas quickly, learn python programming, and learn Open-Source hardware.

Wio Terminal Classroom with Ardupy #1 | Getting Started with Ardupy

Wio Terminal Classroom with Ardupy #2 | Fun with LCD

Wio Terminal Classroom with Ardupy #3 | Decibel Meter using built-in Microphone

Wio Terminal Classroom with Ardupy #4 | Musical Keyboard using built-in Buzzer

Wio Terminal Classroom with Ardupy #5 | AIP Usage & Ardupy Libraries


7. Fully Open Source Manufacturing Process

As a fully open-source device, Wio Terminal development will continue to optimize its performance. We are making a series of Vlog about the fully open-source manufacturing process of Wio Terminal, from hardware and software development, to each step of manufacture and testing, you can find all you want to know about Wio Terminal, check now!

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We will keep updating more helpful links here, don’ t miss out! If you have any questions, feel free to join the discussion at our forum. Stayed tuned with us and look forward to your participation!

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