Onion Omega


Omega is an invention platform for the Internet of Things. It comes Wi-Fi-enabled and supports most of the popular languages such as Python and Node.JS. Omega makes hardware prototyping as easy as creating and installing software apps.

A unique feature of this board that makes it stand out is the tight hardware and software integration – something its creators are really proud of. For example, the board has the ability to support OTA firmware updates and includes detailed documentation on the APIs makers can take advantage of.

Onion Omega

Onion Omega features a MIPS CPU from Qualcomm Atheros and runs Linux (OpenWrt); it also has an Arduino-compatible header, many stackable plugin/expansion boards, and comes fully integrated with the Onion Cloud, making it really easy for anyone to connect devices to the internet.

Features

The Dock

Since the Omega is so compact, it can be hard to work with. That’s why the engineering team has designed a Dock that exposes commonly used interfaces, such as USB, power supply, RGB LED, push buttons and makes it easy to connect accessories to the Omega. Simply plug the Omega in and start hacking!

omega dock
Expansions

Instead of trying to add features that simple wouldn’t fit, the Omega team built them in as stackable expansion modules that can be added to any Omega-based project.

ethernet expansion
relay expansion
oled expansion
stacked expansions
Firmware Apps

Omega engineers want to make flashing firmware as simple as installing a smartphone app, so they built a system for OTA firmware updating and sharing into the Omega. Now developers can update and share their firmware with a single click.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 28mm x 42mm
  • OS: OpenWRT Linux
  • Processor: 400MHz MIPS-based Qualcomm Atheros CPU
  • RAM: 64MB DDR2
  • Flash: 16MB
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Ports: 18 GPIO
  • Language: Python, Node.JS, PHP, Ruby, Lua and more…

 
For more information and support, visit the Onion site.