Circuitmess DIY Electronics Kits now available at P+C Schwick

At P+C Schwick, we are always looking for innovative products to add to our portfolio. Circuitmess’s products embody this criterion. The Croatian start-up company introduced their DIY electronics kits on the popular crowdfunding plattform, where the company secured funding of more than 300k and 400k USD respectively for two of their products. Proving their superior quality and product innovativeness through their successful kickstarter campaigns, the company created an online learning platform as well as a community for like-minded hobbyists, educators, makers, and everybody else interested in learning about programming and electronics.

Circuitmess manufactures innovative and cool education kits, so that children can learn about electronics and programming in a fun and frankly awesome way. With Circuitmess, children can build their own gaming console, their own cell phone, or their own voice assistant (like Alexa), while learning important skills for their future. Every education kit provides an online access to Circuitmess’ online learning platform, where kids find video manuals and learn how to code in a playful and easy way. All products are made in the EU and lifetime support is provided.These are the perfect products for (maker) parents, who want their kids to get interested in electronics and create the future generation of electronics enthusiasts. Please find detailed information on the new products in our portfolio below.

Nibble DIY Retro Gaming Console Kit:

A DIY game console that will teach children about electronics and programming in a fun and interesting way.
Children can code games for their Nibble in the CircuitBlocks code editor, which is similar to Scratch or Code.org. This makes it easy for beginners to get into embedded programming. 
 
  • 10 hours of learning (coding, soldering, electronics)
  • Infinite possibilities to code more games
  • Children learn how to solder and about electronic components
  • Building guide online available in various languages (English, French, Latvian, Croatian).
  • Tools are included
  • Nicely designed, premium packaging with motivational phrases

Technical Specifications:

  • Processor: 32-bit, 160MHz
  • Storage: 4MB
  • RAM: 80KB
  • Display: 1.4″ 128×128 Full color TFT
  • Connectivity: WiFi
  • Build time: 2 hours
  • Programming: C++ (Arduino), CircuitBlocks, Python
  • Suitable age: 9+

Included Games:

  • Bonk – an homage to Pong – one of the first commercially-successful video games
  • Invaderz – a classic space shooter
  • Snake – probably the most recognizable game from the early mobile phone era
  • SpaceRocks – shoot asteroids and earn points

Ringo DIY Cellphone Kit:

This neat little device is an open source mobile phone that children can build themself. Kids will have access to the CircuitBlocks code editor, which is similar to Scratch or Code.org. This makes it easy for beginners to get into embedded programming. 
 
  • Suitable for children 11+ years
  • 5 hours building time
  • Includes own operating system and access to a graphical code editor, to make coding easy and fun
  • Infinite possibilities to code code games and apps, it will never get boring!
  • Building guide online available in various languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Latvian)
  • Suitable for all mobile networks worldwide
  • Nicely designed, premium packaging with motivational phrases
  • Tools are not included

Microcontroller:

ESP32 with Xtensa dual-core 32-bit LX6 microprocessor, operating at 160MHz and performing at up to 600 DMIPS.
4MB of built-in flash memory + 520kB of SRAM.

Display:

1.8″, 160*128px full color (RGB 16bit).
25FPS refresh rate by default, up to 50FPS.
Digitally controllable backlight level.

Sound:

10bit dedicated DAC (TFA9882).
Multi-channel WAV playback.
2W class-D audio amp, audio jack 3.5mm, 1W speaker, software volume control.

Input:

4-way analog joystick, 12-button numeric keypad, A (confirm), B (back), 4 multi-purpose addressable buttons.

Micro SD card socket

FAT and FAT32 compatible.
Every console comes with a 4GB Micro SD card with Ringo-compatible games and apps preloaded!

Network:

Built in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR and BLE.
SIM800L or SIM7600 dedicated cellular network co-processor 
Micro SIM card slot.

Battery:

LiPo 3.7V 1300mAh, charged through micro USB B port.
Sufficient for approximately 3 days of normal use.

RTC (real time clock)

DS1307 Accurate I²C-Integrated RTC – this thing keeps time and takes care of alarms.

Extras:

8 individually-controllable RGB LEDs mounted on the back of the phone – for signalisation and cosmetic purposes 

Spencer DIY Voice Assistant Kit:

Spencer is a DIY voice assistant that talks, lights-up, connects to the internet, understands simple voice commands and tells jokes.
 
  • Suitable for children 11+ years
  • Perfect introduction into the internet of things
  • Children learn how to code in in C/C++ and voice recognition
  • Children can make Spencer smarter through learning about artificial intelligence.
  • Building guide online available in English
  • Nicely designed, premium packaging with motivational phrases
  • Tools are not included

Parts included in the box:

  • Spencer’s circuit board that includes a pre-soldered 144-pixel LED grid
  • The brain board – does smart stuff and includes a dual-core processor, a 16 MB flash memory chip, and power-management circuitry
  • Acrylic casing – this protects Spencer’s innards from the outside world
  • A big red button
  • Bag of other small components such as resistors and pushbuttons
  • Micro USB cable for powering your Spencer
  • 5W Speaker
  • Instruction booklet – ready for your offline knowledge consumption

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