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Update 3: ESLOV Is a Library of Reusable Code · ESLOV IoT Invention Kit

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A modular system that lets you create connected devices in minutes, no technical experience required. Hackable with Arduino IDE.

@arduino: Transform any of your Arduinos into either an ESLOV hub or module:

A modular system that lets you create connected devices in minutes, no technical experience required. Hackable with Arduino IDE.

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Hey everyone!

Over the last couple of days, we’ve received plenty of questions regarding ESLOV’s compatibility and how it can be used with other systems. In this update, we’ll do our best to answer all of these inquiries at once.

Just to clarify the issue: As mentioned on the Kickstarter page and several of our channels, ESLOV is based on I2C. As such, it is a protocol that can be ported to other communication peripherals, e.g. serial. However, I2C has a lot of the address handling aspects already implemented, which makes things much easier.

We’ve created an Arduino library that handles the unique ID of modules, which ensures that two connected to the same hub get different identifiers, and therefore, can be addressed individually.

By making ESLOV a block of software that can be ported from board to board, it is possible to turn any of your Arduinos into either an ESLOV hub or an ESLOV module! (Yes, it’s true!) If you need to prototype a new module, you can take that Arduino UNO lying around and transform it into a module with special firmware tailored to YOUR needs.

What’s more, it is possible to have hubs implemented on top of many different architectures. In our demo videos, you can see our default hub which is a small USB-ESLOV converter that we used to quickly prototype things. But it’s also possible to run the code on a MKR1000, or the experimental ESLOV WiFi hub equipped with an onboard MEMs sensor (acceleration + gyroscope).

This library is compatible across architectures, and is one of ESLOV’s key strengths. In order to prove that this works, we have produced a video showing how you can plug a chain of devices to multiple boards acting as hub. This demo highlights that the ESLOV library can be used offline as well, so you don’t need your board tethered to a computer in order to link the modules to one another—you can do that with code, too. Design YOUR devices, YOUR way.

There are other interesting aspects, including how this is sent to the cloud and can be handled on distance, which we’ll touch upon in a separate update.

/The Arduino ESLOV Team

Update 3: ESLOV Is a Library of Reusable Code · ESLOV IoT Invention Kit