M5Stack Core and Base: High-quality devices for your projects
The modular development kit M5Stack is perfectly suited to realise individual IoT projects. The heart of the system is the so-called core, a compact device that has an integrated ESP32 microcontroller, a motherboard and a TFT screen. The base plate of the core contains a battery and various interfaces. So that you can use the system even more flexibly, the cores can be modified according to your wishes with the help of bases, among other things. The bases are various expansion modules that can be easily installed in the core housing.
M5Stack Core 2: Well-equipped, reliable and versatile
One of the most popular Core models is the M5Stack Core2, the successor to the original M5Stack Core version. The device is equipped with an RTC module, making it the ideal tool for precise time measurements. Furthermore, the AXP192 power management chip helps to ensure that the 390 mAh battery works with maximum efficiency and achieves long runtimes through intelligent power supply control.
But other models have also proven themselves as practical helpers in the IoT sector due to their flexible usability, high robustness and modern features. The M5Stack Tough ESP32, for example, is the optimal variant if you need an industrial-grade microcontroller for your purposes that impresses with a high degree of stability. The powerful device is waterproof and dustproof and uses a dual-core low-power Xtensa® 32-bit LX6 microprocessor that clocks at up to 240 MHz. Thanks to these requirements, the core can also be used for more complex industrial applications.
In contrast, the M5Stack Fire scores with particularly good features and flexible usability. Among other things, the Core model is equipped with a 16 MB flash memory, a 600 mAh battery and a magnetic charging station; the device also has a microphone, a position sensor and 10 programmable RGB LED strips. This makes the M5Stack Fire suitable for the production of various prototypes, for industrial controls and for automated (home) networks, among other things.
M5Stack Base: Powerful expansion modules for your M5Stack Core
So that you are not limited in your scope of action, you can order various base models from Berrybase and expand your M5Stack Core to your heart's content. With the M5Stack AC Power Base, for example, you have a powerful AC->DC down-converter module at your disposal. The device is ideal if you want to provide smaller voltages for an electrotechnical application.
The M5GO BOTTOM2 also proves to be a practical expansion base. Among other things, the module is equipped with an MPU6886 6-axis gyro/accelerometer and a digital microphone, and also has a total of 10 RGB LEDs that can be individually programmed to produce a wide variety of lighting effects.
Do you need an Ethernet connection for your IoT project? Then you should go for the M5Stack LAN Module W5500. The powerful base model comes with an integrated PoE (Power Over Ethernet) function and can be easily connected to your M5Stack Core. This makes the module perfect as a compact Ethernet control module.