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 (Aug 5th, 2020 Updated)
    • 1.4 Helpful Resources
  • 2. Software & Hardware Updates (Aug 5th, 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 (Aug 5th, 2020 Updated)
  • 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 (August 5th, 2020 Updated)
  • 6. Fully Open Source Manufacturing Process

1.Documentations

1.1. Getting Started


1.2. Demos & Sample Code


1.3. Tutorials

1.4. Helpful Resources


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!

July 30, 2020 Updated: Connect Wio Terminal with BeagleBone Green and make an automotive dashboard

July 30, 2020 Updated: Egg Timer with Pictures

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

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


6. 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!

Learn more at our Youtube channel:


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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