With Kinoma Create, you can create personal projects, consumer electronics, and Internet of Things prototypes more quickly and easily than ever before.
It's designed to be the fastest way to go from a product concept to a fully realized, Internet-connected prototype.
Why is Kinoma Create especially good at prototyping smart consumer electronics and Internet of Things devices? Because they share the need to talk to other devices, phones, and tablets, to connect to sensors in order to interact with their environment, and to talk with web services. And Kinoma Create makes all of that simple.
Makers and product designers typically start with a bare, single-board computer. They’re cheap, but starting with a bare board means spending more money and a lot of time — often a week or two — just getting the basics to work so you have something suitable to prototype with.
Kinoma Create is a new type of “plug-and-play” design tool. It comes fully assembled and ready for prototyping, and includes everything you need to start coding and seeing results fast.
At SXSW in Austin, we demonstrated fun, sophisticated projects built by makers who received their Kinoma Create just weeks before the show started.
Inside Kinoma Create is a power efficient ARM CPU, Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a capacitive color touch screen, and tons of I/O for sensors — all nicely integrated, all ready to go right out of the box.
Kinoma Create comes with its own integrated development environment (IDE), Kinoma Studio, that includes lots of sample projects to adapt and learn from. Wireless debugging helps make that process a pleasure. And a great, built-in simulator lets you code and test even when your Kinoma Create isn’t nearby.
The same IDE lets you easily create Android and iOS “companion” apps for your creations, using the same exact platform — and the same code! — that you’ll use to develop with Kinoma Create.
We designed and built the hardware and software together from scratch to help:
Kinoma Create is designed to make this powerful hardware — combined with the best development software — available to everyone from first-time makers to professional product designers, so you can turn your own vision into a real product.
Because Kinoma is part of Marvell, there’s a clear path to volume manufacturing from your prototype. We used Dragon Innovation to validate the manufacturing plan for Kinoma Create, and you can also work with them to review your prototype’s design, manufacturability, reliability and cost before you start your own crowdfunding campaign. They can also help you with manufacturing services such as factory selection and on-site project management.
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