The first one is a simple Kickstarter providing a breakout for the MS5837 pressure sensor, which seems to be quite a nice sensor. I haven't used one of these before, but has 0 to 30 bar range sampling at up to 500uS at 24it resolution. And only draws 0.6uA. Hmm nice. It's an expensive sensor, but you get what you pay for.
Kancy is a fancy name for a WiFi based mains power controller. It's a pretty simple concept. It sits in between the mains power and the device you want to control. So that means you can retrofit it to a light switch and have automatic control.
My big concern is that their campaign assumes that you can DIY your own mains wiring, which in almost every country is illegal to do unlicensed.
Keigan is an all-in-one motor and controller with inbuilt WiFi, LiPo battery, IMU, rotary encoder, and has accurate position, speed and torque control. So you can also use it as an input device to program movement of another motor. They are pretty expensive, but pretty decent for what you're getting.
Pebby is… Oh great, you included another robotic pet sitter? What's so good about this one? It's just a ball that moves around with camera and WiFi. Oh a laser! Cute. So you can annoy your pets as well. About as useful as this weather we're having.
OK. Then moving on to IndieGoGo. Is there anything remotely interesting. Seems to be!
There's the LicheePi Zero! $6! Nice! This is a very small Linux based board similar to the previous LicheePi, but has the Allwinner A3 Cortex-A7 which is capable of running from 1GHz down to 24MHz using only 0.1A. Linux kernel is at 4.10, even better, and has onboard SD slot that can also house a WiFi board. Has 27 GPIO ports with the usual compliment of UARTs, SPI, I2C, MIPI-CSI and RGB LCD. This is one nice board, but remember it one only has 64MB RAM, so like the Omega2 and several other boards; you'll have to get used to working with low memory.
There's a whole bunch of new boards being released, but haven't yet had any price tag attached. I tend to not put these in the weekly roundup, but a lot of these will be displayed at Embedded World 2017 in Nuremburg, Germany. So, check out their website when you get the chance.
Over at Tindie the weather hasn't dampened anyone's spirits.
Now this is an unusual, but really useful idea. WonderBeeps allows you to control up to 16 outputs based on an ordinary tone being generated. So it's like audible frequency range wireless remote control. This means that you can control anything via anything that carries audio waves; mobile, landline telephone, or whistling if you want. An interesting idea.
AdaFruit, Seeed, SparkFun, DFRobot, DigiKey
Seems the weather hasn't stopped AdaFruit from adding some new products although they are having shipping delays.
The TPL5110 is a small stand-alone power timer. So it'll sit there drawing only 20uA until the timer kicks in and powers up whatever device you have attached. You set the wake up time from 100mS to 2 hours.
If you have some industrial projects in mind then this product seems to have everything you need. It's based on the ATmega2560, but also contains an ESP8266, and 2.4” TFT touch screen. It's expensive, but you're getting a fairly robust platform that is designed for industrial applications.
This beginner kit is pretty expensive, but for what you get in it, will last you for a very long time. You get an Arduino Uno, Mega2560, Nano v3, and Uno, along with a bucket load of extras that actually ends up being pretty good value.