The Matrix Creator is an AI and computer vision Internet of Things (IoT)-ready dev board that is compatible with the 10 million Raspberry Pi's currently on the market.
The Creator is an FPGA microcontroller-driven Raspberry Pi shield with over 15 accelerometers on it. There is a microcontroller, gyroscope, IMU, microphone array, IR, Z-Wave, Thread, NFC, and ZigBee amongst others.
Its goal in creating this product is to make developing IoT apps as easy as developing websites, and to allow novice and expert software developers to easily build hardware applications. Power users can still take advantage of the full capabilities of their devices.
All users need to do is install Raspbian on their Raspberry Pi, configure APT in the Creator, and reboot. The Pi is then ready to go.
The company hopes that the Creator will be used across a multitude of scenarios such as smart homes, intelligent buildings, robotics, security, industrial control, smart retail, drones, custom maker projects, and many more.
Each Creator comes with device-to-device communication, sensors, six computer vision algorithms, and real-time dashboards which can be customised.
The eight microphone array on the Creator allows users to use voice recognition in their apps. Users can configure online cognitive services such as Microsoft Cognitive Service, Amazon Alexa Voice Service, Google Speech API, Wit.ai and Houndify.
Events can trigger when sound is detected. For example you can configure the Creator to send you a text when your dog is barking at home. You can also use face and object detection libraries to add vision into your IoT applications.
The board has been used to develop a self-balancing robot, a universal IR remote, a DIY Amazon Alexa speaker, gesture-triggered IR actions, and a face-tracking and people recognition device.
The Creator has everything you need to start building drones, robots, smart home products, and security solutions.