MATRIX Creator pioneers the use of machine intelligence as a building block for hardware. The $99 sensor-packed development board and platform allow developers to build IoT apps quickly and inexpensively for drones, robots, smart homes, security, gaming, retail, and whatever idea they imagine. For more information, visit creator.matrix.one. (PRNewsFoto/MATRIX Labs)

MATRIX Creator Launches: Most IoT-Ready Dev Board for Raspberry Pi Earns the Maker Faire Editor’s Choice Award


MIAMI, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The makers of MATRIX (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2061039712/matrix-the-internet-of-things-for-everyonetm/description) will be shipping MATRIX Creator (http://creator.matrix.one), a developer-focused version of their product, on July 15th, 2016. Born out of MATRIX Labs (http://matrixlabs.ai), MATRIX Creator pioneers the use of machine intelligence as a building block for hardware. The $99 sensor-packed development board and platform allow developers to build IoT apps quickly and inexpensively for drones, robots, smart homes, security, gaming, retail, and whatever idea they imagine.

Designed for Raspberry Pi 3, MATRIX Creator replaces common hardware for custom applications, eliminates complicated wiring, and simplifies packaging. Moreover, it received the Editor’s Choice award at National Maker Faire 2016 in Washington, DCand was highlighted as “one of the most promising pieces of hardware,” by Make: Magazine (http://makezine.com/2016/06/18/live-blog-national-maker-faire/). “There are 8 million Raspberry Pi’s in the world, fueled by thousands of developers working towards a common goal, invention and hands-on learning. We believe that machine intelligence should be seamless in the global creation of IoT solutions,” states Rodolfo Saccoman, CEO of MATRIX Labs.

Sensors & Components (included)

  • Ultraviolet sensor
  • Pressure sensor
  • 3D Accelerometer
  • 3D Gyroscope
  • 3D Magnetometer
  • Humidity sensor
  • 8 MEMs microphone array
  • Temperature sensor
  • FPGA (Xilinx Spartan 6)
  • Microcontroller (ARM Cortex M3)
  • RGBW LED light array

Connectivity & Communications (included)

  • ZigBee support
  • Thread support
  • Z-Wave support
  • NFC reader
  • IR RX/TX for remote controller compatibility
  • 2 ADC Channels
  • 17 Digital GPIOs
  • SPI bus
  • I2C bus
  • UART interface
  • Infrared ring for the Raspberry Pi NoIR camera

The Raspberry Pi daughter board, MATRIX Creator, provides the most embedded sensors on the market and enters the maker world as:

  • The first Raspberry Pi add-on with support for NFC, Z-Wave, ZigBee and Thread on the same board.
  • The first Microphone Array for Raspberry Pi.
  • The first IR remote receiver/transmitter add-on for Raspberry Pi.
  • The first Raspberry Pi daughter board with ARM Microcontroller + Xilinx FPGA.

MATRIX OS allows developers to create apps within minutes using Javascript. It empowers developers with the ability to combine numerous hardware applications, M2M communications, and an ever-growing amount of integrations to make hardware creation easier. Furthermore, developers are able to leverage flexible MATRIX machine intelligence and computer vision libraries including face detection, face recognition, and gesture recognition, with more detection algorithms soon to come.

“If you can use Javascript, you can start making Internet of Things applications on the MATRIX OS platform. Apps can run in homes or businesses and developers can monetize installs, or build incredible service-based businesses implementing apps for clients. Imagine bringing your smart home with you to any MATRIX OS enabled environment, from friend’s houses to AirBnB’s. This is a brand new app economy anchored in the physical world,” says MATRIX Platform Architect, Sean Canton.

“It is an entire community for inspired creators to build their ideas quickly and simply, from girls who code to veteran hardware engineers,” says Dr. Noel Elman, formerly at MIT leading the Elman Research Group. “This means connecting online and learning together, and also brings us physically together in maker spaces and meetups.” To see project examples, buy online, and learn more about MATRIX Creator, please visit http://creator.matrix.one.

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