Details of the latest Play Computer hardware revision
How does the Play Computer work?
Hardware description and block diagram
|Core architecture||Tensilica Xtensa 32-bit LX6|
|Bluetooth stack||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Power Dynamic control range||up to 21 dB|
|Power||20.5 dBm (Adjustable)|
|Touch type||Capacitive touch|
4 smile LEDs (White)
RGB LEDs @ the eye
|scan frequency||not less than 400 Hz/s|
|Total number of colours possible||16777216|
|Range of Brightness of primary colour||0 - 255|
Buzzer on board
List of 4 in 1 Sensors On Board
- Distance Sensor
The Distance Sensor or Proximity Sensor is there so that the Play Computer senses when certain objects are near it. It sends out signals and senses for changes in the signal, such as the intensity and time taken to return when the signal returns to the sensor.
- Light Sensor
The light sensor detects the light falling on it and than sends the signals out. You can make use of light sensor for a project, to perform actions when light is detected.
- Colour Sensor
This sensor senses changes in the intensity of colour on objects and surfaces that it is programmed to read. For example, if you wanted to make a device that only drew patterns on red coloured paper, you’d need the colour sensor. Instead to make the colour sensor work, the smile LEDs must be ON.
- Gesture Sensor
The Play Computer is also capable of recognizing various real time gestures that the user will make using their hands. It can be programmed to look for and recognize specific motions. For example, you can program the device to play a jingle every time it is shaken, which is only possible with gesture recognition. The maximum distance for the gesture sensor to work is 1.5cm.
|Beta Value||(25/85) 3435|
|Temperature range||-40ºC to +125ºC|
Digital MEMS Mic
|Bit rate||24 bit|
|Signal to noise ratio(SNR)||61 dBA|
|Frequency Response||60 Hz to 15 kHz|
|Baud rate||50bps to 2Mbps|
Edge connector pins are used to connect different input and output devices to the Play Computer.
Firmware updation button is used to update the firmware of the Play Computer.
Click here to know more about the Firmware Update of your Play Computer.
- Through USB, which can provide up to 5V and 2Amps
- Through fast charges or P.D
- Through Edge Connectors
Setting up your Play Computer
List of Objects needed to use the Play Computer for the First Time
- Play Computer
- USB Cable
- USB Wall Adapter/PC
- AA Batteries (optional)
Step by Step Guide to Start up the Play Computer
- Take out the play computer and find the USB port.
- Connect the USB Cable to the Play Computer.
- Now, connect the other end of the USB cable to either a regular USB charger or a PC to power it.
- The Device will now turn on, with all the White LEDs momentarily lighting up to show a smile while playing an audio cue.
- The Play Computer is now on and ready to innovate with.
FAQ Regarding Play Computer
The Play Computer is not waterproof, it has sensitive electrical equipment and cannot come in contact with water. Make sure your play computer stays far away from any spills.
No, you don’t need batteries in order to use the Play Computer, though AA batteries are supported. The Play Computer can be powered using just a USB cable.
The Play Computer can work with many different sensors and output devices that can be connected to it. It also has other accessories for specific projects like the Spider Bot Project.
The Play Computer, the programmable microcontroller. Oh, and there’s also a C-type USB cable in it so that you can connect me to your computer. And some super cool skins to add over the Play Computer, adding some more fun to the Play and Learn process.
Play computer can be powered by connecting it to a standard +5v USB power supply from either a Mobile charger or a Laptop / Desktop computer
Yes. Play computer runs on Embedded scripting & is programmed using the visual programming interface of Plode App. You can use any other software like Arduino & ESP-IDF to program the Play computer. Note, programming with other software, will erase the functionality that is compatible with Plode App.
Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows 10 64-bit
We assure and guarantee that the software provided by us is virus & malware free. In case the anti-virus software blocks or malthe driver, kindly manually unblock it at the anti virus software, to enable the driver install.
Yes, Once you have bought a Play computer, it’s yours to do with as you wish.
Contact/ About the company / for queries.
Next to Play Factory, Hosur Main Road,
Electronic City Post,
Bangalore – 560100, Karnataka, India
Mail:- [email protected]