MATRIX Creator

The IoT Development Board for Building Incredibly Smart Products

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What's the MATRIX Creator?

MATRIX Creator is a fully-featured development board, including sensors, wireless communications, and an FPGA. MATRIX Creator was built with a mission to give every student, researcher, maker, tinkerer, and developer around the world a complete, affordable, and user-friendly tool for simple to complex Internet of Things (IoT) app creation.

“MATRIX Creators enable both undergrad and graduate students from various technical backgrounds to quickly prototype complex systems.”

- Dr. Christopher Le Dantec, Professor in the School of Media, Literature and Communication


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Use IMU for self-balancing

Build your own robot with MATRIX Creator.

MATRIX Creator Drone

Students create prototype of drone control utilizing the FPGA, Microcontroller, and other sensors on MATRIX Creator.

Google Assistant with MATRIX Creator + Raspberry

We are going to ask Google Assistant some questions to show how you can communicate with her using your MATRIX Creator and a Raspberry Pi

MATRIX Creator Sensors

LED Array
3D Gyroscope


Microcontroller Atmel Cortex-M3 ATSAM3S2
FPGA Xilinx Spartan 6 XC6SLX4
Microphone Array 8 MEMS MP34DB02 audio sensor digital microphones
IMU ST LSM9DS1 3D accelerometer, 3D gyroscope, 3d magnetometer
Temperature / Humidity ST HTS221 capacitive digital sensor for relative humidity and temperature
Altitude Sensor NXP MPL3115A2 precision pressure sensor with altimetry
zigbee Silicon Labs EM358X - 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4
Z-Wave Sigma Designs ZM5202 - 868/908/921 MHz
IR Reciever Vishay TSOP573 - carrier 38.0 kHz
IR Blaster 2 Vishay LEDs (front and bottom), 930nm, 100mA, 120° viewing angle
Ultraviolet Sensor Vishay VEML6070 UV light sensor
NFC NXP PN512 NFC reader
Everloop 35 RGBW LEDS


Raspberry Pi B+ or newer
Raspberry Pi Zero


Secure interactivity via mobile devices or physically embedded tags.


React to real-time information about temperature, pressure, UV, motion and orientation.

Spartan-6 FPGA

Reconfigurable computing power for machine learning, cryptography, isolated memory or soft cpus. Performance can be customized and improved over time by your own FPGA customization or by downloading our updates.


Communicate with a wide array of wireless devices in your home and business.


Control over 2100 Z-Wave smart home devices.

Mic. Array

Drive sound-based behaviors with beamforming and echo cancellation from 8 microphones.

"One of the more promising pieces of hardware..."

"MATRIX is Building an Internet of Things That Actually Works."

"Create almost anything with MATRIX Creator."

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Development Resources

MATRIX is mostly open source with lots of documentation .

GitHub Documentation