M5Stack BASIC Kit, like its namesake, is a starter kit among the M5Stack development kit series. It’s a modular, stackable, scalable, and portable device which is powered with an ESP-32 core, which makes it open source, low cost, full-function, and easy for developers to handle new product development on all stages including circuit design, PCB design, software, mold design and production. This Basic kit provides a friendly price and full-featured resources which makes it a good starter kit for you to explore IoT.
If you want to explore the fastest way of IoT prototyping, M5Stack development board is the perfect solution. Not like others, M5Stack development board is highly efficient, covered with industrial grade case and ESP32-based development board. It integrates with Wi-Fi & Bluetooth modules and contains a dual-core and 16MB of SPI Flash . Together with 30+ M5Stack stackable modules , 40+ extendable units and different levels of program language, you can create and verify your IoT product in a very short time.
Supportive development platforms and programming languages: Arduino, Blockly language with UIFlow, Micropython. Regardless of what level programming skill you have, M5Stack would guide you in every step of the way to realize your idea as well as to the final productlization. e If you ever played with ESP8266, you would realize that ESP32 is a perfect upgrade out of ESP8266. In comparison, ESP32 has more GPIOs, more analog inputs and two analog outputs, multiple extra peripherals( like a spare UART ). Official developing platform ESP-IDF has transplanted with FreeRTOS. With dual-core and real time OS you can get more organized code and much high speed processor.
M5Stack Basic is consist with two separable parts. The upside part has all kinds of processors, chips and some other slot components. The bottom part has a lithium battery, M-BUS socket and extendable pins on both sides.
Power on: click the red power button on the left
Power off: Quickly double-click the red power button on the left
|ESP32||240MHz dual core, 600 DMIPS, 520KB SRAM, Wi-Fi, dual mode Bluetooth|
|Power Input||5V @ 500mA|
|Port||TypeC x 1, GROVE(I2C+I/0+UART) x 1|
|Core Bottom Port||PIN (G1，G2，G3，G16, G17, G18, G19, G21, G22, G23, G25, G26, G35, G36)|
|IPS Screen||2 inch, 320x240 Colorful TFT LCD, ILI9342C, max brightness 853nit|
|Button||Custom button x 3|
|Battery||110mAh @ 3.7V|
|Antenna||2.4G 3D Antenna|
|Operating Temperature||32°F to 104°F ( 0°C to 40°C )|
|Product Size||54 x 54 x 18mm|
|Package Size||95 x 65 x 25mm|
|Case Material||Plastic ( PC )|
A fantastic product for fast prototyping with all the built-in peripherals to get started immediately and the all the ESP32 connectivity for the rest. Also part of a large and fast growing ecosystem. Shipping direct from China was fast and efficient.
This thing is great! It's got all the basics for doing most control projects and is easily scalable.
I am still waiting for the goods....
I developed a utility to read data from TI chip based LiOn battery packs and wanted to move the output from the terminal to a simple UI and stand-alone device. The M5 stack with extended battery layer plus the M5EZ UI library made short work of this project with great results. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.
A couple of weeks after I bought the M5Stack Core I noticed it didn't sit flat on the table anymore. I flipped it and noticed that the battery had swollen so much that the back cover was being pulled open and the cover was totally puffed out.
I've already ordered a bunch of batteries of the same kind and I'll solder a replacement myself.
That said, I love this board. I use it constantly for MicroBlocks and it has come to be one of my favorite boards.