Particle Ethersim, Free Plan, and New Pricing Model #IoT #Cellular #Particle @particle
Particle made a few announcements today during their Spectra event. They announced a new SIM card, Ethersim, which works with over 350 cellular carriers across the world and connects to 2G, 3G, and LTE networks. Using Particle’s Etersim should enable someone to deploy their cellular IoT projects in different countries without worrying about data plans or cellular network technology.
Particle also announced they’re making the Particle cellular IoT platform free for up to 100 devices. The new pricing model page details a free plan with up to 100,000 data operations per month across 100 devices. Particle’s Tracking System was also updated to allow for more extensible configurations and a new feature called Location Fusion.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.