ESP32-Based Education Kit for Providing Hands-on Experience in Developing End-to-End IoT Applications

AWS IoT EduKit - ESP32 based Education Kit

Amazon Web Services has launched the ESP32-based educational Kit, AWS IoT EduKit manufactured by M5Stack. The kit has been designed especially to allow the developers, from students to experience engineers and professionals to get hands-on experience in developing end-to-end IoT applications with ESP RainMaker and ESP Alexa SDKs.


Developers can purchase the reference hardware kit from M5Stack, which comes with a touch screen for controls, and commonly used IoT sensors including temperature, accelerometer, gyroscope, and microphone. Powered by the Espressif’s D0WDQ6-V3 ESP32 microcontroller, the AWS IoT Edukit supports FreeRTOS, Arduino, and MicroPython, which allows developers to select their preferred software framework for their IoT applications.


With the help of the list of free projects available on the AWS IoT EduKit webpage, you can start building a basic connected-home application and progress over time to running a machine-learning model with the Amazon SageMaker Autopilot, or building a Voice-Assisted Smart-Home application with the Alexa Voice Service Integration for AWS IoT (AFI).


Features of AWS IoT EduKit

  • ESP32-D0WDQ6-V3, supports 2.4GHz WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE.
  • 16M Flash, 8M PSRAM.
  • Built-in ATECC608A Trust&GO hardware encryption chip.
  • Capacitive touch screen.
  • Built-in PDM microphone, power indicator, 6-Axis IMU, vibration motor, I2S codec, Amplifier, Speaker, RTC, power button, reset button, 10 x RGB LEDs.
  • Supports FreeRTOS, MicroPython, UIFlow, Arduino development frameworks.
  • Validated through AWS Device Qualification Program.