Today, we’re (finally!!) back with “Seeed Monthly for April 2023”! This month’s edition features 3 breaking news, 3 industrial case studies, 2 product and tech updates, 3 Seeed Wikis, 13 open source community projects, as well as “Co-Create With Seeed” campaign. Without further ado, let’s scroll down to start our wonderful learning journey! 😉
📰 I. News that You Don’t Wanna Miss
01. Seeed Studio Wins “WSIS Prize 2023 Champion” Certificate for Using AIoT for Environment at UN ITU: Global Recognition of IoT2Wild Contest!
On March 15th, Seeed Studio was awarded “WSIS Prize 2023 Champion” prize certificate at the UN ITU, in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s a UN-level of recognition for the success of IoT2Wild Contest 2022 and the usage of ICTs for environment, which was awarded at ITU’s 14th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2023. Read more about this news here.
02. Wrap-up: Edge AI Industry Solutions, Partners, and Seeed Products at ISC West 2023
ISC West – one of the leading comprehensive and converged security trade events in the U.S. – took place in Las Vegas, 2023. Together with our 3 ISV partners, Lumeo, CVEDIA, Cochl, as well as NVIDIA Metropolis (of course!), we were able to showcase an application framework, set of developer tools, and partner ecosystem that brings visual data and AI together – all to improve operational efficiency and safety across a broad range of industries. Explore more here.
03. Calling all Eco-Warriors: Join the Summer of Green Tech Design Challenge and Help Build a Greener Future!
Are you passionate about leveraging technology to make the world a better place? Do you want to contribute to conserving energy, reducing waste, and cleaning up the planet? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Seeed Studio is excited to participate in the Summer of Green Tech Design Challenge, which is being organized by the element14 community in collaboration with Farnell Electronics. The aim of this challenge is to inspire Eco-Warriors to develop innovative projects that will help safeguard our planet for future generations. If this sounds right for you, apply now to win free products!
🎬 II. Industrial Case Studies
01. Smart City: 500+ SenseCAP LoRaWAN Devices Deployed to Mitigate Urban Heat Island in Cagliari, Italy
To address the challenges of urban heat waves, WiData and Abinsula deployed 500+ SenseCAP sensors, including SenseCAP S1000 10-in-1 Compact Weather Sensor, SenseCAP S2100 LoRaWAN DTU, and SenseCAP LoRaWAN sensors at 300+ sites for Cagliari Smart City Project. This project offers real-time urban heat island monitoring data for local authorities to take action on green space planning to better mitigate the heat island effect. Discover more here!
02. Smart Black Soldier Fly Farming in Tanzania: Using SenseCAP Sensors and Outdoor Gateway for Sustainable Livestock Feed Production!
Spearheaded by Tanzania Open Innovation Organization (TOIO), local university students and citizens in Tanga co-created “BSF Farming – Creating Protein Content” project – a resource-efficient and low-cost protein production method by monitoring and optimizing BSFs’ living environment. This has been done by deploying Seeed’s SenseCAP LoRaWAN sensors, SenseCAP Outdoor Gateway, SenseCAP Portal, and SenseCAP Mate App. Check out for more!
03. Running GPT on a Raspberry Pi: How to Build Your Own AI Device With Seeed’s reTerminal DM
reTerminal DM is a Panel PC, HMI, PLC, IIoT Gateway all-in-one device powered by Raspberry Pi CM4, with 10.1” IP65 front panel and rich industrial interfaces, and natively integrated with Node-RED and supports Raspberry Pi-based software ecosystem. We made some attempts to run GPT in the reTerminal DM, so that it can implement and demonstrate AI chatbot’s basic functions on reTerminal DM, such as answering input questions and actualizing output operations. Read for more!
👩💻 III. Product & Tech Updates
01. New Product Release: SenseCAP M4 Square-FluxNode and Helium
Since we released the SenseCAP M4 Square-FluxNode last December, we got lots of inquiries on a device to support dual Web 3.0 Apps. Today, we are excited to announce our latest release – SenseCAP Sqaure M4 Square-FluxNode and Helium, a powerful device designed to run multiple Web 3.0 Apps. The devices supports the no-code and seamless deployment of CUMULUS FluxNode and Helium Light Hotspot, that together provides the community to set up scalable, decentralized computational network for Flux and miles of wireless Helium LoRaWAN network coverage! Click for more exciting details!
02. Get Started With SenseCAP Indicator (ESP32S3&RP2040 4-Inch Touch Screen)
SenseCAP Indicator is a 4-inch touch screen driven by ESP32 and RP2040 dual-MCU and supports Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/LoRa communication. The board comes with Type C and Grove interfaces, supports ADC and IIC transmission protocols, and can easily connect to other peripherals with rich GPIOs. Explore all the amazing features right here!
📚 IV. Seeed Wiki and Know-Hows
01. Getting Started With Cochl.Sense on NVIDIA® Jetson Devices
In this tutorial, you are going to build a sound recognition system that runs on the NVIDIA Jetson board using Cochl.Sense, which is a Machine Listening development platform for deploying deep learning applications on edge devices such as NVIDIA® Jetson devices. Click to view the whole wiki.
02. File System and XIAO ESP32S3 Sense
In this tutorial, we will focus on the use of the file system of Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32S3, mainly on the use of the microSD card slot for the Sense version. At the same time, we’ll introduce the official ESP file system SPIFFS, the chip’s built-in Flash, etc. Explore now!
03. Camera Usage in Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32S3 Sense
In this tutorial, we will walk you through using the camera module on Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32S3 Sense. This tutorial is divided into 3 parts. First, we’ll have an overview of camera functions. Secondly, we’ll share how to use the camera in two dimensions: taking pictures and recording videos. Finally, we’ll create some interesting projects together! Check out this step-by-step wiki today.
🤝 V. Co-Create With Seeed
01. Your Next Success Story Made Possible By Licensing – Co-Create and Launch Your Ideas From 0.1 to ∞ With Seeed Studio!
To encourage more creators and grow with our community together, we’ve launched “Co-Create Program”! Licensing is one of the fastest ways to bring your idea to life, and get it into the hands of users. By licensing your product, the licensee (in this case, Seeed Studio) handles all aspects of manufacturing, marketing, order processing, and distribution, while you earn money on every unit of the product sold. Let’s co-create right away!
🌈 VI. Community Project Spotlight
01. Design and Implementation of Node-RED Based, Open-Source SCADA Architecture for a Hybrid Power System Using Wio Terminal
This project presents a low-cost, low-power, open-source SCADA system for hybrid renewable energy systems. The system utilizes two remote terminal units (RTUs) and a laptop to communicate with all actuators and measure vital system characteristics. Node-RED is used for data processing, while Wio Terminal displays sensor values in real-time. Learn more here.
02. Smart Jacket for Caving Based on Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32C3 and Wio Terminal
“SAJAC” is an innovative, smart jacket, specifically designed for caving expeditions. This jacket incorporates advanced technology (Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32C3 and Wio Terminal), that allows explorers to monitor caves’ environmental conditions in real-time, and request SOS when needed using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Long Range (LoRa) communication protocols. Learn more from the project documentation here.
03. FoG Parkinson’s Wearable Device Based on Seeed Studio XIAO RP2040
The objective of this project is to design a wearable device that can assist Parkinson’s patients who experience freeze of gait (FoG) issues. The wearable device can provide sensory cues to the patients when they experience FoG issues, and help them overcome and restore their normal walking gait. Take a deep dive into this inspirational story right here!
04. Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32C3-Based Emergency Call and Location Device
By using Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32C3, an emergency call and location tracking device has been made to provide safety and security measures for individuals in emergency situations. By providing real-time location data and enabling individuals to send out an emergency signal when needed, the device can help reduce the risk of harm and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency response efforts. Get more insights here.
05. Pipeline Clog Detection Based on Wio Terminal
Pipeline clogs can have serious and destructive effects on industrial operations. Clogs can occur for a variety of reasons, such as the build-up of debris, corrosion, and other types of damage. Another destructive effect of pipeline clogs is environmental damage. How to prevent and mitigate this challenge? By making a “Pipeline Clog Detection” system using AI and Machine Learning with Wio Terminal! This AI system uses flow rate sensor data to detect clogs in pipelines by analyzing changes in flow rates that may indicate a blockage. Read for more.
06. Salt Water Tracker (SWT) Based on Seeed Studio XIAO nRF52840 Sense
Saltwater intrusion is a significant challenge for rice paddies and human health in Vietnam. Leaves turn yellow and people get more diseases because of high concentration of salt in water. Thereby, an inspired maker made a “Salt Water Tracker (SWT)” on the basis of Seeed Studio XIAO nRF52840 Sense, through integrating salt water sensor system on a HoverGames drone. It’s a device that can monitor and regulate various salt levels in water. This innovative technology has the potential to be harnessed in applied sciences, environmental monitoring, disaster response, and scientific research. Explore more here.
07. Vote for Seeed Project of the Month on LinkedIn: April 2023
Every month, we’ll select 4 amazing community projects to run “Seeed Project of the Month” campaign, and invite the community to vote on the top winning project on LinkedIn. Now it’s time to decide the winner for April, 2023! Make sure that you vote to win a $50 Seeed Coupon before May 22nd! Vote now!
That’s all for today, thank you all for reading through this April Monthly Wrap-up in your spare time. If you wanna share what projects you’re working on, shoot us a tweet @seeedstudio, let us know on LinkedIn and Discord, or publish your project on our Project Hub on Hackster.
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