Don’t miss the latest Seeed Monthly for May! Prepare for 3 groundbreaking news stories, 3 fascinating industrial case studies, and 3 product and tech updates that will leave you in awe. Boost your knowledge with 3 Seeed Wikis, offering expert insights. Dive into the vibrant open-source community with 4 inspiring projects. Plus, get ready to participate in 3 captivating ‘Co-Create With Seeed’ campaigns, shaping the future of innovation. Discover the power of technology and join the journey into the world of Seeed!
📰 I. News that You Don’t Wanna Miss
01. Open Manufacture: Made with Vietnam S01E01
We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Telstar, a leading electronics manufacturer in Vietnam. Next month, Telstar Factory will begin manufacturing Seeed Studio’s popular BeagleBone® Green board at Bac Giang, Vietnam. And more Seeed products will follow in the coming months. This partnership champions our shared vision of decentralized, open manufacturing. Read more about this news here.
02. SDG Open Innovation Camp 2023 Successfully Held in Macau
On May 10th, the SDG Open Innovation Camp 2023 for the Greater Bay Area was successfully held in the Macau SAR. The innovation camp provided 40 participants from 7 cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area with a 3-day learning journey of open-source technology and business innovation practice, aiming to promote the implementation of sustainable development through the involvement, design, and co-creation of innovative projects by the cross-industry talents. Explore more here.
03. Exhibited Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, California on May 22-24
We are excited to exhibit at the 2023 Embedded Vision Summit May 22 – 24, 2023 with our Vision AI hardware and solutions. We brought different Edge AI product lines and joint demos to work with partners at the show. The spotlight for NVIDIA Edge AI and Robotics Platform, we showcased joint vertical applications. Review more
🎬 II. Industrial Case Studies
01. Automated Pizza Making System with Consistent High-Quality Food Processing and Intelligent Guidance
GOPIZZA introduces an innovative pizza production system that decreases labor expenses and ensures consistent high-quality food. By utilizing the powerful NVIDIA Jetson Nano developer kit, the whole system simplifies operational management, reducing the number of required employees from four to at least one depending on store size. With state-of-the-art computer vision and edge AI inferencing capability, managing your store operations has never been easier. Read more
02. Utilizing Raspberry Pi-powered HMI reTerminal for Fall Detection System across Industries
This fall detection alert system project aims to use the Seeed Studio reTerminal and Pi camera to detect and alert individuals or caregivers when a fall occurs. This system uses the Efficientnet V0 TensorFlow Lite model for image classification to detect falls, and alerts the designated caregiver or emergency services with a notification. More!
03. 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!
👩💻 III. Product & Tech Updates
01. Empowering Edge Computing: Harnessing the Power of Edge Impulse’s ‘Bring Your Own Model’ Feature to Deploy Multiple Custom AI Models on a Single Edge Device
Edge Impulse has recently introduced an exciting new feature called “Bring Your Own Model” (BYOM). This functionality empowers developers especially ML experts to unleash their creativity and seamlessly integrate their own pretrained machine learning models(TensorFlow SavedModel, ONNX, or TensorFlow Lite) into the Edge Impulse ecosystem and deploy them to various edge devices. This article explores the concept of BYOM, its benefits, an example of bringing an EdgeLab edgelab-fomo model into Edge Impulse and a range of TinyML-enable products from Seeed Studio. Click for more
02. Transforming Your Router into a Media Server and Entertaining Your Home
For this tutorial, we shared how to use reRouter as a media reserver: LinkStar-H68K router’s combination of high storage capacity, Wi-Fi 6 technology, and multimedia player functionality makes it an excellent choice for a media server. It offers the convenience of wireless connectivity, the ability to store and stream a vast amount of media files, and the capability to deliver high-quality multimedia experiences. Whether you are traveling or stationary, this router provides a robust solution for managing and enjoying your media collection.
03 Exploring More Possibilities with Seeed’s Industrial-Grade Raspberry Pi-powered HMI: reTerminal DM
HMI stands for Human-Machine Interface, which enables the operator to interact with the machine, monitor its performance, and control its operation. reTerminal DM is an HMI device with a larger screen and more industrial-grade protection. From each component, PCB design, to strict production test, all details of reTerminaldM are well-prepared for industrial use. More usage to find
📚 IV. Seeed Wiki and Know-Hows
01. SenseCAP Indicator X ChatGPT
ChatGPT is a conversational AI model developed by OpenAI. It is specifically designed for chatbot applications, and it has been trained on a large corpus of conversational data to enable it to understand and generate natural language responses to user inputs. SenseCAP Indicator integrates ChatGPT via OpenAI’s API into the native firmware, it can help you quickly experience the conversation with ChatGPT.
02. SenseCAP Indicator X DALL·E
DALL-E is an advanced AI model developed by OpenAI that can generate images from textual descriptions. DALL-E has been trained on a massive dataset of images and their corresponding textual descriptions. The model has demonstrated impressive capabilities, such as generating images of fictional creatures, objects, and scenes that do not exist in the real world. Let’s give a text description and create your own image on SenseCAP Indicator! Explore now!
03.Seeed Studio XIAO nRF52840 on Sidewalk
It is pleasing to note that Seeed Studio has recently completed support for Sidewalk with the XIAO nRF52840. The network operates using a portion of the 900 MHz spectrum and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, which are designed to provide a low-power, long-range signal that can penetrate walls and other obstacles.
🤝 V. Co-Create With Seeed
01. From Concept to Creation: Join the Open Source Hardware Movement and Fabricate Your Own Wio Terminal for A Chance To Get 2PCS Free PCBA from Seeed Fusion
02. Breaking Down Barriers to Customization: Innovative Designs of Raspberry Pi-powered Industrial-Grade HMI
03. Customize Your Own reComputer, Powered by the NVIDIA Jetson Edge AI and Robotics Platform
With decades of ODM & OEM experience, we are proficient in delivering customization services for hardware platforms including NVIDIA Jetson for edge AI and robotics. Now we’re dedicated to open manufacturing and are pleased to share that we have opened a schematic diagram of the reComputer J401 carrier board. This provides transparency and flexibility to all working on their products based on the NVIDIA Jetson platform. Check more
🌈 VI. Community Project Spotlight
01. TinyML Made Easy: Image Classification by Marcelo Rovai
When we talk about Machine Learning (ML) applied to vision, the first thing that comes to mind is Image Classification. This project explores Machine Learning on the new tiny device of the Seeed XIAO family, XIAO ESP32S3 Sense, which integrates a camera sensor, digital microphone, and SD card support. Combining embedded ML computing power and photography capability. Learn more here.
02.AI-assisted Pipeline Diagnostics and Inspection w/ mmWave by Kutluhan Aktar
Even though all machine parts and control units evolved from occupying rooms to fitting in our packets, pipeline system maintenance is still one of the most important aspects of keeping machines healthy while running automated manufacturing operations. This project extracts data items from a mmWave sensor, trains a NN to diagnose pipeline defects, and inspects results w/ deformed pipe images on a web app. Read for more.
This project aims to provide comprehensive instructions on visualizing data in Node-RED dashboards using the MQTT protocol and Mosquitto broker. They guide us to use Wio-Terminal’s SHT-40 and SPG-30 sensors and visualize the collected data on the Node-RED dashboard.
04.DIY Solar Panel Monitoring System by opengreenenergy
This project constructing a comprehensive solar PV monitoring system. The system integrates a variety of components including the ACS758, ADS1115 ADC, XIAO ESP32 microcontroller, and an OLED display. To enhance the system’s capabilities, he incorporates a voltage divider for accurate voltage measurement, a DS18B20 temperature sensor to monitor panel temperature, an XL7015 voltage regulator to maintain a steady power supply, and a battery connector for energy storage. Explore more here.
05. Vote for Seeed Project of the Month on LinkedIn: May
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 May, 2023! Make sure that you vote to win a LinkStar before May 6th! Vote now!
That’s all for today, thank you all for reading through this May 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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