Thunderboard™ React Derby Car Kit

The Car Kit bundles a miniature derby car with your Thunderboard React board. The Thunderboard React can be mounted on the Derby car, and with the free mobile app you can measure the speed and movements of the car. The mobile app seamlessly communicates between the Thunderboard and the cloud database to visualize sensor data collected or control the LED states on the Thunderboard React hardware. Individual components of the Thunderboard™ React can be easily integrated and modified in order to add BLE-to-cloud connectivity for a user’s particular application.

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Get Started with Thunderboard React

Step by step on how to order the Thunderboard, install the app, program and build a car.

Thunderboard Derby Car Features

BGM111 Bluetooth® Smart Module

  • Bluetooth 4.2 compliant
  • Integrated antenna and excellent RF performance
  • Configurable TX power up to +8dBmARM Cortex M4 core with 32 kB RAM and 256 kB FlashLow Energy Consumption
  • Flexible MCU peripheral interfaces

Input and Sensors

  • Si1133 UV Index and Ambient Light Sensor
  • Si7021 Digital relative humidity and temperature sensor
  • Si7201 Hall-effect Magnetic Sensor
  • Invensense MPU-6500 Six-Axis (Gyro + Accelerometer) MotionTracking device
  • 2 Buttons
  • 2 LEDs

Mobile app

  • Mobile app for Android and iOS 
  • iOS app implemented in swift
  • Android app implanted in native code
  • Source code available at GitHub

Mobile app features

  • Beacon notifications 
  • View sensor data
  • Control LEDs and detect button pushes
  • Stream sensor data to the cloud

Cloud streaming

  • Data is stored in Firebase
  • Web frontend is implemented in ReactJS
    • Using Alt.js as the flux implementation
    • D3.js for data driven charts
  • All source code available

Miniature Derby Car

  • Silicon Labs branded Car shell
  • Pre-drilled wood base
  • 4 wheels and axels


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