The Smart Home PIC32MZ Click Kit for AWS provides an AWS IoT development experience based entirely on the Mikroe Flip&Click for PIC32MZ development board. This kit will help you evaluate Amazon FreeRTOS and its services, learn how to develop IoT application and evaluate HVAC device functionality. What this kit also offers is mikroBUS™ compatibility with hundreds of other Click boards™ that can be used for customization of the existing application or making a new one. The board carries four different Click boards™, showcasing the power and the versatility of Mikroe rapid development solutions.
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The core of the system is the PIC32MZ2048EFH100 MCU, running the HVAC Remote Controller application using Amazon FreeRTOS. Amazon FreeRTOS enables you to easily and securely connect your MCU-based device to cloud services like AWS IoT Core or to other IoT devices running AWS IoT Greengrass.
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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality. HVAC system design is a subdiscipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. HVAC is an important part of residential structures such as single family homes, apartment buildings, hotels and senior living facilities, medium to large industrial and office buildings such as skyscrapers and hospitals, vehicles such as cars, trains, airplanes, ships and submarines, and in marine environments, where safe and healthy building conditions are regulated with respect to temperature and humidity, using fresh air from outdoors.
Amazon FreeRTOS is a microcontroller operating system that makes small, low-powered edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure and maintain. Amazon FreeRTOS is based on FreeRTOS, a popular open source operating system for microcontrollers, and includes software libraries that make it easy to securely connect devices locally to AWS Greengrass, directly to the cloud, and update them remotely.
Remote controlling of the HVAC system, powerful and secure Amazon FREE RTOS
5V (via USB)
AWS IoT and AWS loT Greengrass
Application for this development kit was developed in MPLAB IDE and it is based on Amazon RTOS operation system. Application can be downloaded from the Github repository.
For details how to compile and customize this application you might use our User Manual
In addition to hardware provided in this kit you will also need mikroProg for PIC programmer to upload hex file to MCU placed on the Flip & Click board. Also any other programmer capable of uploading hex to the PIC32MZ2048EFH MCU placed on the Flip & Click board is suitable for this task.