Don’t miss the latest Seeed Monthly for July! Prepare for 4 groundbreaking news stories, 6 fascinating industrial case studies, and 5 product and tech updates that will leave you in awe. Boost your knowledge with 4 Seeed Wikis, offering expert insights. Dive into the vibrant open-source community with 4 inspiring projects. Discover the power of technology and join the journey into the world of Seeed!
📰 I. News that You Don’t Wanna Miss
01. Seeed Participated as a Partner at Fab23 Bhutan, Empowering Participants with Innovative Solutions
– “How to Add Machine Learning to (Almost) Anything” hosted by Eric Pan;
– 2 editions of “Build smart projects with TinyML using EdgeImpulse & Blues Wireless” hosted by Salman Faris.
02. Maker Faire Shenzhen Now Calls for Makers of Solutions!
Maker Faire Shenzhen 2023 is scheduled for November 11th-12th. If you want to showcase your innovative ideas and the impact they have on industry innovation, meet like-minded makers, and explore the specific applications of cutting-edge technologies in various industries at one of the largest maker innovation events in the world, we invite you to sign up by clicking here.
03. Share Your Story to Win a $1000 Travel Grant to Maker Faire Shenzhen 2023
What’s your favorite memory of being a Seeed user during these past 15 years? Share your story with us here and we’ll select 10 applicants who shared the stories that we love the most to receive this thank-you gift pack: a $1000 grant for your trip to Shenzhen during Maker Faire Shenzhen 2023, and a free booth for you to showcase your amazing projects. Read more.
04. Open Manufacture: How We Manufacture Seeed Studio BeagleBone Green in Vietnam
🎬 II. Industrial Case Studies
01. Maximizing Profits with Proper Storage Techniques in Farming with Raspberry Pi-powered reTerminal DM
A customer from the United States manufactures equipment to control the storage atmosphere for fruit and vegetables to extend their storage life. They achieved the optimal storage atmosphere for fruits and vegetables by controlling gas levels in the air using Seeed’s Raspberry Pi-powered reTerminal DM, which allows them to sell fruits out of season while maintaining good taste, freshness, and nutrition. More
02. Streamlining Medical Checkups Enhancing Medical Practices with Seeed’s Raspberry Pi-powered Customizable reTerminal DM
Seeed Studio cooperates with a medical solution provider with mature medical software capabilities from Taiwan, China, providing medical outpatient and touring solutions for hospitals and doctors, uploading patient visit information to the terminal system in a timely manner and easy to manage. They deploy their self-developed medical software system on the Seeed Raspberry Pi-powered terminal reTerminal DM, providing a complete medical Panel PC to customers.
03. Smart Mobility Solution with Driver Behavior Detection to Reduce Road Accident Risk
Autilent leverages artificial intelligence to provide smart mobility solutions and reduce road accidents using a specially designed, dual-camera device, which is powered by NVIDIA Jetson Nano with the compatible reComputer J101 carrier board. The whole solution improves driver behavior by identifying weak areas for each driver and targeting specific issues both in the cabin view and outside of the vehicle, greatly leveraging the operational efficiency of fleet management.
04. Rough Terrain Robot with Computer Vision for Harsh Environment Mapping and Heavy Transportation
As a pioneer in the field of rugged terrain, CuboRex launched the innovative tracked Robot for farm use, which is powered by NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX edge device to deal with the complex and difficult field working environment to reduce the labor of farmers based on the actual experience of working in the field. The robot kit also allows AI/CV engineers to start developing autonomous driving applications as soon as the robot arrives.
05. Video Analytics Solution in Airports for Operation Efficiency Improving and Safety Enhancement
Isarsoft delivered this AI-powered video analytics solution deployed in airport, in order to keep the constant operation and efficiency improving. It can also help enhance the surrounding safety, fully supported by the NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX edge device for analyzing and inferencing.
06. Effortless System Remote Management and Troubleshooting with BliKVM
Enter KVM over IP—an innovative technology that revolutionizes remote system control. By enabling administrators to securely access and manage servers, troubleshoot issues, and perform crucial tasks from any location, KVM over IP ensures business continuity even when circumstances keep us away from the office. More
👩💻 III. Product & Tech Updates
01. Zephyr 3.4 Now Supports Wio Terminal & XIAO ESP32S3: Discover the Latest Features and Enhancements! Join Ranger Program to Make your Contribution
We are excited to announce that Zephyr 3.4.0 now offers official support for Wio Terminal and XIAO ESP32S3. Zephyr 3.4 offers a range of new features and improvements that expand the system’s capabilities and enhance its performance. New types of peripherals supported include Auxiliary displays, NVMe disks, Real-time clocks, etc.
02. Developing Vision AI Application with NVIDIA DeepStream Graph Composer
NVIDIA Graph Composer stands out as a powerful visual programming method to create the AI application pipeline through an easy-to-use graphic interface. This low-code tool suite can help you generate DeepStream-compatible video analytics pipelines with drag-and-drop components. Let’s dive into a real demonstration of people traffic detection to see how Graph Component shows benefits to developers.
03. What is FastSAM: How to Segment Anything on the Edge?
FastSAM was born to tackle the issue of the substantial computational resource requirements associated with heavy Transformer(ViT) models. It converts the task into an instance segmentation task, using only 1/50 of the SA-1B dataset published by Meta AI, and finally achieves 50 times faster runtimes while achieving comparable accuracy to SAM.
04. ANAVI Launches CircuitPython-Programmable Macro Pad 12 & Arrows Mechanical Keyboards Powered by Seeed XIAO RP2040 & Seeed Fusion (Crowdfunding)
ANAVI Technology has launched two more open-source hardware mechanical keyboards based on the Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller, equipped with an OLED display, and programmable with CircuitPython: the ANAVI Macro Pad 12 with 12 keys and the ANAVI Arrows with four keys and a rotary encoder.
05. Mastering Office Management: Unveiling the Benefits of LinkStar, Grocy, and BookStack Integration
BookStack is a powerful and user-friendly open-source platform designed for creating and managing documentation and knowledge bases. Embedding LinkStar and BookStack in an office environment can provide several benefits for knowledge management and network infrastructure. Grocy is a self-hosted, open-source web application that helps users manage their groceries, household items, and tasks. Embedding Grocy in a LinkStar router with Docker capabilities can offer several advantages for a small business or office environment.
📚 IV. Seeed Wiki and Know-Hows
01. Deploy YOLOv8 on NVIDIA Jetson using TensorRT
This wiki guide explains how to deploy a YOLOv8 model into NVIDIA Jetson Platform and perform inference using TensorRT. Here we use TensorRT to maximize the inference performance on the Jetson platform. Check out today.
02. EdgeBox RPi 200 balena OS Setup
Balena is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform designed to help developers build, deploy, and manage IoT applications across a fleet of devices. It supports a wide range of device architectures and includes features for containerized application deployment, making it possible to easily update your IoT software and HostOS, fix bugs and introduce new features on your IoT applications.
03. Seeed Studio XIAO EXHIBITION
The XIAO series development boards, where “XIAO” stands for small or little, are tiny development boards about the size of a fingernail, launched by Seeed Studio.
We provide here a clear and easy-to-understand introduction to the applications of this series of development boards, with the hope of providing reference and assistance for your future use. Furthermore, we have compiled a collection of little masterpieces created using these small development boards and eagerly await your submissions.
04. Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML)
TinyML is a field of study in Machine Learning and Embedded Systems that explores machine learning on small, low-powered microcontrollers, enabling secure, low-latency, low-power and low-bandwidth machine learning inferencing on edge devices. If you’re excited about TinyML but not sure where to start, our one-stop guide is perfect for you. This guide provides an overview of what TinyML is, the opportunities it offers, and step-by-step instructions on how to get started. Join this exciting field and start your TinyML journey today. Check out today.
🌈 V. Community Project Spotlight
01. Sharing ESP32S3-CAM Pictures On Telegram by Sagar Saini
When considering video output for IoT or robotics projects, the Esp32-Cam module is often the go-to choice. It satisfies all the necessary requirements and is available at a relatively affordable price compared to other modules. One advantageous feature is the ability to store videos and images on an SD card, or alternatively, to stream them to another device through Wi-Fi.
In this tutorial, Sagar Saini demonstrates the setup of a server for the XIAO ESP32S3 Sense, which is then integrated with a Telegram bot. While the server provides limited access within the Wi-Fi range, using Telegram enables us to retrieve images over the internet.
02. Monitoring DIY Lab Incubators via Cellular Networks by Naveen Kumar
In a microbiological laboratory, an incubator plays a vital role in maintaining samples at the optimal temperature. Its primary function is to create a stable and controlled environment, which is essential for accurate testing of microbiological samples.
In this project, Naveen Kumar has designed and implemented a remote monitoring system for a lab incubator. The system utilizes a cellular network to effectively monitor the temperature, humidity, and gas concentration within the incubator.
03. RocketCam with Seeed Xiao ESP32S3 Sense by Justin Lutz
Curious about experiencing a rocket’s perspective? In this fascinating project, Justin Lutz utilized an Estes Ghost Chaser model rocket and ingeniously equipped it with a XIAO ESP32S3 Sense in its compact clear payload section. By harnessing the power of the camera sensor on the XIAO ESP32S3 Sense, some great photos were captured during the rocket’s thrilling journey into the sky. Justin also took it a step further and integrated an atmospheric pressure sensor to gather valuable data on temperature, humidity, and altitude.
04. XIAO ESP32 S3 Handheld Camera- Pocket Edition by Arnov Sharma
A DIY point-and-shoot Camera Made completely from scratch using the new XIAO ESP32 S4 Board with Sense Camera Module and custom PCB. The major objective was to create a small, portable point-and-shoot camera that was capable of taking pictures and saving them to an SD card. An onboard lithium cell has been added to make this device truly portable and wireless, and appropriate circuitry has also been added to control the cell’s charge-discharge cycle.
05. Vote for Seeed Project of the Month on LinkedIn: July
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 July, 2023! Our winner will take home an amazing $200 Seeed coupon prize -and to sweeten the deal, we’ll be giving away two $50 coupons randomly to those who take the poll! Vote Now.
That’s all for today, thank you all for reading through this June Monthly Wrap-up in your spare time. (It is indeed a fruitful month!) 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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