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Jolly is a new electronic module for makers and Arduino UNO lovers. The module has integrated Wi-Fi, to infinitely extend the potential of your projects into the new world of IoT.

You only need to remove the ATMEGA microcontroller, replace it with the Jolly module and you will have an IoT board with Wi-Fi.  To date, all the existing projects are mutually compatible.

Kickstarter

We are really happy to announce that Jolly module project has been funded more than 300% ! Thanks to all the backers who decided to support the project!

We believe that turning to you, the first and enthusiastic users of the technology we are creating, will lead to new insights, better ideas and continuous feedback, and a much better product. 

Buy

Did you miss the chance to get the Jolly module on Kickstarter? 

Don’t worry. Thanks to all the support we got during the campaign, we can offer you an additional batch of 200 modules!

You can reserve your module right away. Available in three different bundles. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, upgrade your projects with Jolly module!  

1x: 15 Euro
3x: 45 Euro
10x: 148 Euro

We will inform you about the shipping costs suitable for your order once the request is made.

    200

    Jolly modules
    still available

    Jolly Module 1x

    15 EURO

    Jolly Module 3x

    45 EURO

    Jolly Module 10x

    148 EURO

    Features

    The board, as mentioned, has been designed primarily to expand the functionality offered by the Arduino UNO, to transform it into a modern IoT device without altering its features or the user experience. 

    Since the board takes the place of the ATMega328P of the Arduino UNO, it was first necessary to replace the latter with its newer SMD version called ATMega328PB. This microcontroller allows us to preserve the full compatibility of the pinout, firmware and hardware architecture of its predecessor, but in a much smaller space. 

    Therefore, an additional microcontroller was inserted to allow the addition of Wi-Fi functionality. The most obvious choice was to use an ESP8285, equivalent to the ESP8266 but with integrated 2MB flash, an essential feature to keep the board size small.

    Finally, since the two microcontrollers do not operate with the same power supply domain (5V for ATMega328PB and 3.3V for ESP8285) we have also included a voltage regulation and interfacing circuit between the two chips.

    In this way, the board can be easily substituted to the ATMega328P without any kind of circuit modification to the Arduino UNO, ensuring an automatic compatibility with all projects made so far for the Arduino UNO.

    The board is finally equipped with a BUILTIN LED and an integrated Antenna.

    The two microcontrollers are connected to each other through two digital interfaces: one SPI and one UART. In particular, the SPI interface – which is the same exposed on the pinout of the module – is used for data exchange, while the UART, is the exclusive prerogative of programming, both for the ATMega328PB and the ESP8285.

     

    The serial interface of the latter is active only during the programming phase so as not to interfere with the normal operation of the serial ATMega328PB. The programming of the Wi-Fi chip is possible thanks to the presence of a boot key for the latter and a special firmware in the ATMega328PB.

    The single-sided assembly of the components, together with the presence of castellated holes, make this board perfect both for use on Arduino UNO to replace the ATmega328P, and to be soldered on other boards as a stand-alone module. An Arduino platform was developeddedicated to the programming of the board that allows the firmware of both micocontrollers to be updated, by using the IDE.

    Microchip ATmega328PB

    Espressif ESP8285H16

    2MB integrated flash

    Communication interface:
    SPI + UART*

    *used exclusively for ESP8285 programming

    Contact

    We would love to hear from you. Whether you’re curious about Jolly project we’re ready to answer any and all questions!