Hardware Questions

Any questions related to the Omega hardware, docks, and expansions.

What does the Servo Expansion do?
The Servo Expansion has a micro-controller (MCU) that can be programmed to generate Pulse-Width Modulated (PWM) signals.  It has 16 connectors for PWM devi...
Mon, 13 Mar, 2017 at 2:32 PM
With the Servo Expansion, can I power servos with just a USB power source?
Yes but only one or two small servos under a light load. To power more servos, connect a DC adapter to the DC connector on the Servo Expansion. The...
Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 at 3:45 AM
What does the Relay Expansion do?
Relays are basically electrically operated switches that use low-power signals (from the Omega) to control higher voltage circuits, like lamps or home ap...
Mon, 13 Mar, 2017 at 2:34 PM
Can the Omega drive a screen?
Yes and No Yes: the OLED Expansion has a 1-inch 128x64 pixel screen. No: the Omega does not have the hardware to drive a screen via VGA or HDMI. ...
Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 at 6:52 AM
What modes does the built-in wifi module support?
The built-in wifi module supports the following modes: Mode Description AP Access Point - Creates a wifi network to which other devices c...
Wed, 30 Sep, 2015 at 7:33 AM
Are the GPIOs digital or analog?
The pins on the Omega are all digital, so the GPIOs are all digital. The following is the pingout of the Omega: A DAC is built into the Arduino Doc...
Sun, 4 Oct, 2015 at 12:45 PM
What is the Omega's power consumpion?
The Omega itself runs on 3.3V but the Expansion and Mini Docks can be powered with 5V from a micro-usb connection. The typical current draw for the Omega ...
Wed, 30 Sep, 2015 at 7:30 AM