We can optimize the software to work more efficiently, but how can we manage to use small hardware with high efficiency? The answer is simple from now on because we have this option with a very small modular system called Tweeq. The Tweeq is powerful enough to build tiny robots, wearable applications, and anything that can be built with Arduino (but in a very small place).
Tweeq is a multi-purpose platform designed to keep the dimensions small. The tiny microcontroller can be ‘covered’ with plug-and-play modules engineered to use the I2C bus line for communication.
The dimension of any additional module is large enough to host a singular function for Tweeq core.
With ongoing crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the Tweeq is available in four versions for a variety of application fields including robotics, Internet of Things, wearable and more.
The prototyping platform is Arduino compatible and allows you to use from 3 popular programming languages and IDEs (MPIDE, Allegro, Microchip MPLAB X).
The brain of the platform is a 32-bit microcontroller with up to 256KB loads of memory.
It’s clear that the coin-sized microcontroller board cannot do more alone, but with a series of peripherals and accessories, it could do what you want.
I don’t know if the team behind Tweeq will end a successful crowdfunding campaign, but what I’m sure is that, here in the hackers and makers community, we need this kind of open-source hardware platforms and software for our ideas.
Check this Tweeq video presentation