Just a few days ago it was officially 6 months since the release of Ultibo, in fact at almost the exact time of the first announcement we were on a plane heading to Sydney to talk about what Ultibo is and what you can use it for.
That got us thinking and we realized that in just 6 months Ultibo has opened up a whole new world of options for creating the kinds of things you have been wanting to create.
Take a couple of recent examples, in June we announced support for I2C and SPI devices amongst many other things. If you’ve ever had a look at the websites of suppliers like Adafruit or Pimoroni you might have noticed just how many useful addons like sensors, displays and controllers use these protocols to communicate. So now if you have access to a datasheet or some example code most of these cool gadgets are available to use in your Ultibo projects.
The other announcement that quietly came and went was support for connecting Arduino devices to your Ultibo projects and allowing you to communicate with them. At first glance that might not seem revolutionary but think about the possibilities that come from combining the world of Arduino with the power of Raspberry Pi and Ultibo and at the same time removing the limits imposed by an operating system.
A project like Ultibo has no end, no point at which it is complete because there will always be more to add and new things we want to support. The best time to start creating your own exciting world of gadgets is today so why not just get started.
Go on, make something. I dare you.