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
- Rotary encoder
- Relay module
- RGB full color LED
- Graphical OLED module
- Microphone module with integrated preamplifier
- Humidity sensor
- NTC temperature sensor
- 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 of using side panel components with Arduino