Seeed Monthly: a Wrap-up for October

For this post, I’ve prepared you 3 pieces of exciting news, 4 wikis and how-to guides for you to build IoT solutions on Helium LoRaWAN network, Raspberry Pi router and even LoRaWAN Sensors out of Grove sensors. Moreover, you can also expect 10+ projects and case studies centering around agriculture sensing, automation apple packing, digital twin rooftop garden, ergonomic keyboard and more.

Hey community, is it a bit not so long since our last monthly wrap-up? You are right. I’m putting this post on my top priority for November, so here we are the latest entry for Seeed Monthly, where you can explore how the community and us Build, Deploy and the trendy News emerging in the Halloween Month of October.


For this post, I’ve prepared 3 pieces of exciting news, 4 wikis, and how-to guides for you to build IoT solutions on Helium LoRaWAN network, Raspberry Pi router and even LoRaWAN Sensors out of Grove sensors. Moreover, you can also expect 10+ projects and case studies centering around agriculture sensing, automation apple packing, digital twin rooftop garden, ergonomic keyboard, and more.


Since we had a 7-day national holiday at the beginning of October, you can expect a short entry. Now, have a good read!

📰 News: Product Updates, Events, Partnerships

01 Seeed New EU Warehouse Now Open in Germany

We’re excited to unveil our new European Union warehouse located in Germany! The warehouse opened in October 2022 which will leverage the customer service to the next level for customers from 27 member countries of the European Union. More details here. Explore all the listed products available in our EU Ware house here

02 Introducing SenseCAP K1100 – The Sensor Prototype Kit with LoRa® and AI

Still looking for the simplest way to get started with AIoT? Time to meet a game changer, which makes AIoT easy and allows anyone to create their projects quickly – without a single code! Please meet “SenseCAP K1100, The Sensor Prototype Kit with LoRa® and AI”, the best tool for you to build a smart sensor through 3 steps of Sense, Process and Uplink- since the Kit has everything you need in a single box. 

03 Hendra Kusumah, One of the IoT2Wild Contest Winners, Organized Hands-on Workshops at Bali Fab Fest 

On October 15th-16th, Hendra Kusumah, one of the IoT2Wild Contest winners in our global open source community, flew to Bali, Indonesia, with the intention to share his latest environmental conservation project, deliver a talk on a #Tech4Good topic, and facilitate 2 hands-on workshops at Bali Fab Fest 2022. Take a look at this informative recap blog to learn how we support Hendra delivering the workshops.

🔧 Build: Getting Started, How to, Open Manufacture, Co-Create

01 Wiki: Build LoRaWAN Sensors with SenseCAP S2110 Converter and SesneCAP Data Logger

Wanted to build LoRaWAN sensors with our SenseCAP S2110 Grove to MODBUS RS485 Converter & Data Logger? Check out this wiki to learn: Connect Grove Sensor, SenseCAP S2110 Grove to MODBUS RS485 Converter, Data Logger and SenseCAP Cloud and then visualize Sensor Data on SenseCAP Mate App.

02 XIAO BLE Sense Firmware Update (UF2) by Mithun Das

Want to distribute your firmware for XIAO BLE Sense? Do you know how to create USB Flash Format (UF2)? Check out this useful tutorial by Mithun Das. A big shout-out to Mithun for sharing this and we’ve included it in the Learn section on the product page.

03 How to: No-Code Edge AI Vision with Node-RED

04 How to Build a Raspberry Pi Router – Step by Step Tutorial

For this guide, we have used a reComputer J1010 with Jetson Nano running NVIDIA JetPack 4.6.1 to guide you to get started with AI vision at the edge in just THREE STEPS with no coding experience at all! Read the guide here.

To facilitate data exchanges, routers play an indispensable role in, well, routing data. In this article, I’m going to share exactly why you should consider building a custom Raspberry Pi Router – and more importantly, how! 

05 5 Steps to Connect SenseCAP S210X Sensors to Helium with Datacake Templates

To meet the growing demand for end nodes on the People’s Network, we’ve been working with Datacake to create templates to enable the community to add SenseCAP LoRaWAN sensors to the Helium network conveniently and easily. With Datacake templates, you can add any LoRaWAN sensor to the Helium network and start collecting data within 5 steps! More details here.

🤖️ Deploy: Community Projects, Case Study, Tech for Good

01 Tech for Good: What Are the 27 Winning Projects at ‘IoT2Wild Contest 2022’?

On October 11th, winners of the ‘IoT2Wild Contest 2022’ were announced at Hackster’s Impact Summit online. With the judges’ evaluations and discussions, 31 winners have been selected as final winners for 6 types of Awards. Find out the winners’ tech 4 good projects in detail!

02 ODM Case Study: Smart Packing System Powered by reTerminal

How Automation will impact the global packaging landscape? Let’s take a closer look at the Customization Case Study on a Smart Packing System Powered by reTerminal in South Africa, where we might find insights. We customized 450 pieces of Human Machine Interfaces based on reTerminal for a leading solution provider who deployed these HMI as part of the smart apple packing systems. Find out the case in detail!

03 Community Project: Azure RTOS ThreadX for Arduino 101: Threads by Makers at Microsoft

04 Community Project: Smart Air Cooler using Person Sensor.Ft Useful Sensor by Pratyush Mallick 

It’s step-by-step tutorial created by the team of Makers at Microsoft. You can learn how to multi-thread your Arduino application using Azure RTOS ThreadX. Read it here.

This project upgrades the Air Cooler and adjust its blades so as to direct the airflow toward the user in the frame by using vision AI powered Person Sensor and XIAO BLE nRF52840 Sense. Read it here.

05 The Right Stuff: ESD protection for handling electronics by Justin Lutz

06 Kid friendly 2 button emergency cell phone by James Wolf

Justin used a reComputer and Edge Impulse FOMO to detect if an operator has the correct ESD tools to handle electronic components. Read it here.

To give his 7 year old a way of quickly contacting him in emergency, James built a 2 button cell phone to tackle the challenge using XIAO SAMD21. More details.


07 Smart Solution: Introducing Our Smart Village Page and 2 Debut Digital Twin Projects

Still wonder what a smart village looks like? Or don’t get a clue on how IoT and metaverse work together? How to get your hands on the digital twin? Wonder no more as metaverse is NOW! Please meet our new solution page Smart Village where you can explore how to digitalize villages by applying a full IoT solution and 2 amazing Digital Twin Projects: Reality Capture Rooftop Garden and Digital Twin Greenhouse. Learn more here.

08 Fusion Case Study: AGRIWEISS ® Remote Sensing IoT Device for Agriculture in Australia to Collect Soil Moisture and Temperature 

Building IoT applications for agriculture is a challenge where it is expected to have a network with both stable connection and wide coverage, considering that the solution needs to work within huge areas of land in remote areas. This case study introduces the solution that AGRIWEISS® developed, using Seeed Wio-E5 and Fusion PCBA service to build an IoT agricultural device in Australia to measure soil data. More details are here.


09 TinyAnimal: Animal Recognition Practices on Grove Vision AI by surfeit 

10 GRIN Quern: ergonomic keyboard on center trackpad by policium

This project provides a complete and reproducible work flow of EdgeML/TinyML for animal recognition on one cheap edge AI hardware. More details.

policium built a full-featured keyboard using XIAO RP2040 module with PCB Prototyping services support form Seeed Fusion. More details.


Last but not least! October is the Halloween Month, which we hope you all had a great time of some spooky treat or trick. A late Happy Halloween here.

That’s it for this entry. As always, we can’t wait to see what you make. Shoot us a tweet @seeedstudio, or let us know on LinkedInDiscord, or publish your project on our Project Hub on Hackster. Please be safe out there, be kind to one another, and we’ll see you next month with even more exciting news!


#Notes at the end.

If you’re new to this session, here is a brief intro. We have gotten dozens of requests over the years for a Seeed Monthly Newsletter. Although we already have a newsletter for weekly updates, we still need a place to host overall information about what’s happened on a monthly basis. It can offer an efficient and friendly way to get updated for the whole community. And that’s what we expect for our Seeed Monthly Wrap-ups. Instead of putting it as a subscribe-to-read, we’re publishing them on our blog, keeping it as open and accessible as possible for the whole community. For each entry, we will cover awesome projects from the community, campaigns that we are running, new products, IIoT Solutions, and even secret recipes for prototyping and manufacturing.


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November 2022