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Side panels

While Mini Lab will work on its own, but you can easily expand it with side panels. A side panel is a collection of basic most commonly used electronics blocks that can be used together with Mini Lab to even further extends it’s abilities.

In the side panels you’ll find:

  • Switches, buttons
  • Potentiometers
  • Rotary encoder
  • Relay module
  • RGB full color LED
  • Graphical OLED module
  • Microphone module with integrated preamplifier
  • Humidity sensor
  • NTC temperature sensor
  • Buzzer
  • H-bridge DC motor driver

Together with each side panels you’ll get a quick start guide on how to work with each of the module in the side panel together with code samples. While modules in side panels are indented to be self-contained and not rely on one another, this gives you a chance to experiment on integrating parts of it to build a connected system - as an example you could program it to control the DC motor by rotating the potentiometer and displaying the current value on the OLED screen or making a sound-activated relay switch.

Code examples

Code examples of using side panel components with Arduino

Side panel example projects

Stand assembly

Side-Panel-Rack-Instructions.pdf