Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 allows you to build your next smart project. Ever wanted an automated house? Or a smart garden? Well, now it’s easy with the Arduino IoT Cloud compatible boards. It means: you can connect devices, visualize data, control and share your projects from anywhere in the world. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, we have a wide range of plans to make sure you get the features you need.
The Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 is the easiest point of entry to basic IoT and pico-network application design. Whether you are looking at building a sensor network connected to your office or home router, orif you want to create a Bluetooth® Low Energy device sending data to a cellphone, the MKR WiFi 1010 is your one-stop-solution for many of the basic IoT application scenarios.
The board's main processor is a low power Arm® Cortex®-M0 32-bit SAMD21, like in the other boards within the Arduino MKR family. The WiFi and Bluetooth® connectivity is performed with a module from u-blox, the NINA-W10, a low power chipset operating in the 2.4GHz range. On top of those, secure communication is ensured through the Microchip® ECC508 crypto chip. Besides that, you can find a battery charger, and a directionable RGB LED on-board.
Arduino IoT Cloud
Use your MKR board on Arduino's IoT Cloud, a simple and fast way to ensure secure communication for all of your connected Things.
Official Arduino WiFi Library
At Arduino we have made connecting to a WiFi network as easy as getting an LED to blink. You can get your board to connect to any kind of existing WiFi network, or use it to create your own Arduino Access Point. The specific set of examples we provide for the MKR WiFi 1010 can be consulted at the WiFiNINA library reference page.
Compatible with other Cloud Services
It is also possible to connect your board to different Cloud services, Arduino's own among others. Here some examples on how to get the MKR WiFi 1010 to connect to:
- IFTTT: see an in-depth case of building a smart plug connected to IFTTT
- AWS IoT Core: we made this example on how to connect to Amazon Web Services
- Azure: visit this github repository explaining how to connect a temperature sensor to Azure's Cloud
- Firebase: you want to connect to Google's Firebase, this Arduino library will show you how
Bluetooth® and Bluetooth® Low Energy
The communications chipset on the Nano 33 BLE Sense can be both a Bluetooth® Low Energy and Bluetooth® client and host device. Something pretty unique in the world of microcontroller platforms. If you want to see how easy it is to create a Bluetooth® central or a peripheral device, explore the examples at our ArduinoBLE library.
We Make it Open for you to Hack Along
The MKR WiFi 1010 is a dual processor device that invites for experimentation. Hacking the WiFiNINA module allows you to, for example, make use of both WiFi and Bluetooth® / Bluetooth® Low Energy at once on the board. Yet another possibility is having a super-lightweight version of linux running on the module, while the main microcontroller controls low level devices like motors, or screens. These experimental techniques, require advanced hacking on your side. They are possible via modifying the module's firmware that you can find at our github repositories.
BEWARE: this kind of hacking breaks the certification of your WiFiNINA module, do it at your own risk.
Its USB port can be used to supply power (5V) to the board. It has a Li-Po charging circuit that allows the Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 to run on battery power or an external 5 volt source, charging the Li-Po battery while running on external power. Switching from one source to the other is done automatically.
The Getting Started section contains all the information you need to configure your board, use the Arduino Software (IDE), and start tinkering with coding and electronics.
The Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 is based on the SAMD21 microcontroller.
|MICROCONTROLLER||SAMD21 Cortex®-M0+ 32bit low power ARM® MCU (datasheet)|
|RADIO MODULE||u-blox NINA-W102 (datasheet)|
|BOARD POWER SUPPLY (USB/VIN)||5V|
|SECURE ELEMENT||ATECC508 (datasheet)|
|SUPPORTED BATTERY||Li-Po Single Cell, 3.7V, 1024mAh Minimum|
|CIRCUIT OPERATING VOLTAGE||3.3V|
|DIGITAL I/O PINS||8|
|PWM PINS||13 (0 .. 8, 10, 12, 18 / A3, 19 / A4)|
|ANALOG INPUT PINS||7 (ADC 8/10/12 bit)|
|ANALOG OUTPUT PINS||1 (DAC 10 bit)|
|EXTERNAL INTERRUPTS||10 (0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9, 16 / A1, 17 / A2)|
|DC CURRENT PER I/O PIN||7 mA|
|CPU FLASH MEMORY||256 KB (internal)|
|CLOCK SPEED||32.768 kHz (RTC), 48 MHz|
|USB||Full-Speed USB Device and embedded Host|