Tessel boards extend their capabilities by plugging in modules. It's as easy as connect,
npm install, and a few lines of code to get started.
Try combinations of modules to make new devices!
Ten-pin modules: Fully supported plug-and-play modules.
The Ambient sensor can detect ambient light and sound levels.
Clap to turn on the TV (paired with infrared) or know from a webapp if the lights are on at home.
Detect humidity and temperature from your environment.
Monitor your plants or exotic pets. Pull weather data from the internet and replicate a climate by hooking up relays to fan/heater/humidifiers.
Build your own module!
This single- or double-wide module comes with a guide showing you how to connect anything to a Tessel.
Control high-current devices, such as power cords and appliances.
Turn your coffee maker on when the Ambient module detects light, or based on input from an app.
Read RFID cards.
Have your pet door automatically open when their RFID-tagged collar approaches, or connect to the unique IDs of your and your friends' public transit cards for customized interactions!
Control up to 16 hobbyist/RC servos.
Make it move! Control locks, wheels, cords, or anything else you can think of.
USB Modules: Tessel 2 runs Node natively, so works with existing Node libraries for off-the-shelf USB components.
Submit a USB module you've discovered or created via pull request to modules.json in the tessel/hardware-modules repo.
Community-created modules: Community contributed npm libraries for these third-party add-ons make it easy to add capabilities!
Submit a module you've created via pull request to modules.json in the tessel/hardware-modules repo.
Adafruit's Trellis 4x4 backlit keypad. This module provides a simple interface to the HT16K33 RAM Mapped LED driver that is the heart of the Adafruit Trellis system. Straight-forward button/LED access with row-column coordinates; Button press and release events; Brightness and blink control