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CyberPi User Manual

Overview

CyberPi is a main control board developed independently by Makeblock. With the compact structure and built-in interfaces, it can be easily extended. It supports mBlock 5 and mBlock-Python Editor; is applicable to multiple education scenarios including large-class teaching, community teaching, and online/offline education & training; covers multiple teaching fields including coding, makers, and robots; and thus can meet the diversified education needs, such as AI, IoT, data science, and UI design.

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Technical specifications

Name

CyberPi

Chip

ESP32-WROVER-B

Processor

Main processor

Xtensa® 32-bit LX6 dual-core

Clock frequency

240 MHz

Onboard memory 

ROM

448 KB

SRAM

520 KB

Extended memory

SPI Flash

8 MB

 

PSRAM

8 MB

Operating system

CyberOS, developed independently by Makeblock

Wireless communication

Wi-Fi

Dual-mode Bluetooth

Physical interfaces

Micro USB port (Type-C)

Port for connecting extension boards

Port for connecting electronic modules (serial communication)

Hardware version

V1.0

Dimensions

84 mm × 35 mm × 13 mm (width × height × depth)

Weight

36 g

Features

  • Full-color display, providing user-friendly UIs for human-machine interaction
  • CyberOS system, allowing you to execute the predefined programs, set the system language, and update the system through the onboard joystick and buttons
  • One Micro USB port for connecting to PCs for power supply and communication
  • One electronic module port for connecting electronic modules
  • One extension board port for connecting to extension boards
  • Multiple onboard sensors, such as light sensor and gyroscope, which provides multiple types of data output
  • Five LEDs, allowing you to present abundant light effects
  • Onboard Bluetooth and Wi-Fi module, enabling wireless communication
  • Supporting mBlock 5 programming, which is intended for users of all ages, including those without any programming experience
  • Supporting Python programming, for which the cyberpi library is provided

Dimensions

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Interface description

CyberPi is equipped with a Type-C USB port, electronic module port, and extension board port, which allow it to easily and quickly connect to various types of electronic modules and extension boards.

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Micro USB port (Type-C)

The Micro USB port allows CyberPi to connect to various types of computer devices for power supply and communication.

Port for connecting to extension boards

You can easily connect CyberPi to an extension board through the extension board port. Currently, the extension board Pocket shield is available for CyberPi.

Pocket Shield is equipped with a built-in rechargeable battery that can supply power for CyberPi and provides 2-pin and 3-pin interfaces that can be used to connect servos, LED strips, and motors, which significantly improves the extensibility of CyberPi.

For more information, see “Pocket Shield.”

Port for connecting electronic modules

You can connect CyberPi to multiple electronic modules in series through the electronic module port.

CyberPi can intelligently identify the positions of the modules, which simplifies your programming. You don’t have to set the information about the positions of the modules when you add or remove a module.

Example:

Connect CyberPi to multiple LED matrixes

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After connecting CyberPi to multiple LED matrixes, you need only to specify the place of an LED matrix among the ones connected instead of specifying the port to which the LED matrix is connected when compiling a program. As shown in the preceding figure, the first LED matrix connected to CyberPi is numbered 1, the second one numbered 2, and so on.

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When you press button A on CyberPi, the first LED matrix displays “Hello,” and the second one displays “World.”

Change the positions of the modules, as shown in the following figure.

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The preceding program still works after you add a ranging sensor. When you press button A on CyberPi, the first LED matrix displays “Hello,” and the second one displays “World.”

Programming

You can use mBlock 5 to program CyberPi. mBlock 5 provides two editors, namely the block-based graphical editor (the default editor, referred to as mBlock 5) and Python editor (referred to as mBlock-Python Editor).

For details about programming, see “Programming Software.”

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