Omron Sensor Evaluation Board 2JCIE-EV

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The open platform Sensor evaluation board by OMRON provides easy development of new IoT systems that sense a wide variety of environmental information. The board has 6 types of on-board sensors, including temperature, humidity, light, barometric pressure, noise, and acceleration. Qwiic external sensors can be connected via wiring harnesses. The board supports three platforms: Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Feather. (In this roadtest, we will be using only the Raspberry Pi and Arduino versions.) Sample source code for acquiring sensor data is available on GitHub.



What a Roadtest Will Receive

In this roadtest, we are offering each roadtester a sensor evaluation board with either the Raspberry Pi 4B or Arduino MKR WiFi 1010. In addition to the on-board environmental sensors, each roadtester will also receive one external sensor and a compatible wiring harness. The following table explains which harnesses go to which external sensors and the respective platform.


Description of External Sensors

1) Light Sensor


Light convergent reflective sensor for stable detection of shiny, black or transparent objects. Unaffected by backgrounds, meaning only the intended object is sensed accurately. For more information, look on the right column for the link to the sensor.


2) Air Quality Sensor (Dust/Smoke)


Highly sensitive and compact air quality sensor, featuring a unique flow path structure that efficiently intakes air. It has a small size due to a compact optical system. For more information, look on the right column for the link to the sensor.



3) Pressure Sensor, 250 Pa, Differential


A MEMS differential pressure sensor with a digital output, linearized, and temperature compensated. It has a high flow impedance to reduce the influence of bypass configuration. For more information, look on the right column for the link to the sensor.



4) IR Sensor (2 versions)


A MEMS Thermal Sensor with superior noise immunity and a digital output. It has a high-precision area temperature detection with low cross-talk field of view characteristics. For more information, look on the right column for the link to the sensor.



Additional Information

Sensor Board Datasheet

Important Dates

Enrollment Begin:June 12 2020

Enrollment Ends: July 14 2020

RoadTesters Selected: July 21 2020

Product Shipped: July 31

RoadTesting Begins: Aug 7 2020

Reminder/Update Email: Sept 7 2020

Submit Reviews By: October 7 2020

*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.


   deadline Oct 7 2020

    deadline Oct 7 2020

deadline Nov 4 2020

deadline Oct 14 2020

deadline Oct 14 2020

Terms and Condtions

RoadTest: Terms and Conditions

Omron Sensor Evaluation Boad 2JCIE-EV


These are the terms and conditions which govern the Omron Sensor Evaluation Boad 2JCIE-EV contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.

(RoadTest or Contest)

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on July 14 2020

Announcement of Winner (estimated):July 21 2020

Prize: Omron Sensor Evaluation Boad 2JCIE-EV

Additional Prizes: none

Competition Site:

Site or element14 Community:

Judges: members of the element14 community team chosen at the Organiser’s discretion.

Judging Criteria, All of the following which will have equal weighting:

· Demonstrated competence with the technologies including links or descriptions of past projects

· Qualifications as indicated by current job role and/or schooling/vocational training;

· A thorough description of how the prize would be tested;

· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

Organiser: Premier Farnell plc (registered in England and Wales under company number 876412) whose registered office is at Farnell House, Forge Lane, Leeds, UK

Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

Terms: these terms and conditions which govern the Competition and to which the Organiser reserves the right to make changes from time to time and the latest version of these Terms from time to time will be posted to the Site.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applications:
  3. Selecting Winners:
  4. Liability:
  5. General:

1.1 Save as set out in these Terms, the Contest is open to any natural or legal person, firm or company or group of natural persons or unincorporated body.

1.2 All Applicants must be aged at least 18 at the time of their application.

1.3 Applicants must not enter the RoadTest if doing so or taking part may:

1.3.1 cause the Organiser and/or themselves to be in breach of any agreement (including but not limited to any contract of employment) to which they are a party or in breach of any law, regulation or rule having the force of law to which the Organiser or the Applicant may be subject or any policy of the Organiser or the Sponsor;

1.3.2 Require the Organiser to obtain any licence, authorisation or permission to deal with the Applicant; or

1.3.3 Be in breach of any policy or practice of their employer. Some employers prohibit or restrict their employees from taking part in competitions such as these or receiving prizes under them and the Organiser respects those policies and practices.

The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any Application made in breach of these Terms and to reject any Application which it reasonably believes may be or become in breach. The Organiser reserves the right to require evidence in such form as the Organiser may reasonably require of any Applicant’s compliance with any of these Terms and to disqualify any Applicant or Participant who cannot provide such evidence reasonably promptly.

1.4 Multiple applications are not permitted.

1.5 Applications may not be submitted by an agent whether acting on behalf of an undisclosed principal or otherwise.

1.6 The Contest is NOT open to:

1.6.1 Any person or entity who is a resident or national of any country which is subject to sanctions, embargoes or national trade restrictions of the United States of America, the European Union or the United Kingdom;

1.6.2 Any employee, director, member, shareholder (as appropriate) or any of their direct families (parents, siblings, spouse, partner, children) (“Direct Families”) of the Organiser and Sponsors; or

2.1 Each Applicant must fully complete and submit a RoadTest Application by the Application Close.

2.2 By submitting a Registration Form, each Applicant:

2.2.1 Authorises the Organiser to use his or her personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) for the purposes of running and promoting the RoadTest;

2.2.2 Authorises the Organizer to copy, reproduce and publish their application should they be accepted as a Participant;

2.2.3 Will be deemed to have read, accepted and agree to be bound by these Terms. Applicants are advised to print and keep safe these Terms;

2.2.4 Authorises the Organiser to copy, reproduce and use the Application and/or Review for the purposes of the RoadTest and as otherwise contemplated by these Terms. The Organiser will not be responsible for any inaccuracy, error or omission contained in any reproduction or use of the Project Blogs.

2.2.5 Licenses the Organiser to use the intellectual property in the Project (IP) for the purposes of this Contest. As between the Applicant and the Organiser the IP remains owned by the Applicant.

2.2.6 Grants the Organiser the right to use his or her likeness, photographs, logos, trademarks, audio or video recordings without restriction for the purposes of Contest or the promotion of it or the Site;

2.2.7 Agrees to participate positively in all publicity surrounding the Contest;

2.2.8 Agrees to be responsible for all expenses and costs incurred by him or her in preparing for, entering and participating in the Contest (save for any expenses expressly agreed by the Organiser to be borne by it in these Terms);

2.2.9 Confirms that he or she owns all IP used in his or her application or Project or Blogs and indemnifies the Organiser from any claim by a third party that use of any material provided by an Applicant to the Organiser infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party;

2.2.10 Agrees not to act in any way or fail to act in any way or be associated with any cause or group which would have a negative impact on the reputation of the Organiser and/or the RoadTest.

2.3 All applications submitted to this RoadTest must meet the following criteria:

2.3.1 Applicants must be the author, creator and owner of the proposed review idea. Applicants must not submit someone else’s idea;

2.3.2 The proposed application must be reasonably achievable by the within the time constraints of the Contest;

2.3.3 Applications must not include or propose any of the following, the inclusion of which shall render any proposed application ineligible:

(a) Applications which relate to socially taboo topics, such as illicit drug use or sexual gratification;

(b) Applications that are or could reasonably be considered to be illegal, immoral, discriminatory or offensive as determined by the Organiser;

(c) Applications in relation to them which if accepted would infringe or breach any of the policies or terms of access or use of the Site.

2.4 No Application may contain any of the hazardous substances identified by Article 4 of Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament on the Restrictions on the Use of Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment ("the Directive") or the use of such hazardous substances in the in any such Project must not exceed the maximum concentration values set out in the Directive.

3.1 Winners will be selected by the Organiser on the basis of the quality of his or her application and its adherence to these Terms.

3.2 The total number of Winners selected will be at least the minimum number set out above but the actual number is at the sole discretion of the Organizer and/or the Sponsor, if applicable.

3.3 The Organiser will use all reasonable efforts to announce the Winners via an update to the RoadTest page by the date listed above.

3.4 Winners agree to take part in all publicity which the Organiser or the Sponsor wishes to use to promote the RoadTest, the Products featured or other Contests with which the Organiser may be connected from time to time.

3.5 Details of the Winners may also be published in the media.

3.6 Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties or other charges payable in relation to any prize.


4.1 The Organiser hereby excludes all and any Liability arising out of the Contest or the acceptance, use, quality, condition, suitability or performance of any Prize, even where that Liability may arise from the Organiser’s negligence.

4.2 Nothing in these Terms will affect any Liability of the Organiser for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, for breach of Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (in the event that any entrant is entitled to claim rights under the Consumer Protection Act 1987) or for any matter in relation to which it would be illegal for the Organiser to exclude or to attempt to exclude its Liability.

4.3 Subject to 4.2, neither the Organiser, any parent company nor any subsidiary of the Organiser or such parent company or any of their directors, officers and employees (together referred to in these terms and the ‘Associates’) makes any guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this Competition or the Prizes potentially available under it. Neither the Organiser nor any of its Associates shall be responsible for any Liability that may arise out of or in connection with person’s participation in this Competition, the claiming, redemption or value of any prizes under it, the use or enjoyment of such prizes or any events or circumstances arising out of or in connection with any of them. Any implied warranties of condition, merchantability or suitability or fitness for purpose of any of them are hereby expressly excluded. Wherever used in these Terms, ‘Liability’ shall mean any and all costs, expenses, claims, damages, actions, proceedings, demands, losses and other liabilities (including legal fees and costs on a full indemnity basis) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the matter concerned.

5.1 The RoadTest is organised and sponsored by the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to delegate all or any of its powers, rights and obligations arising in relation to the RoadTest to any Associate and certain such rights and powers are assumed by the Organiser on behalf of itself and each Associate. Reference to “Organiser” shall be deemed to include reference to each Associate.

5.2 The RoadTest may be terminated at any time if there are, in the sole opinion of the Organiser, an insufficient number of entries, or if the Applications are not of an appropriate standard for a competition of this nature. The Organiser has the right to cancel or suspend the RoadTest at any time due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.

5.3 The Organiser shall have the sole discretion to disqualify (without correspondence or right of appeal) any Applicant it considers to be adversely affecting the process or the operation of the RoadTest or to be in breach of these Terms or to be acting in a disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Applicant or Participant.

5.4 The Organiser has the right to amend or add to these Terms from time to time. Revised Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Contest Site and it is a condition of entry to the RoadTest that Applicants agree to comply with these Terms and, if appropriate, such Terms as amended from time to time.

5.5 Headings are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation or construction of these Terms and Conditions.

5.6 These Terms and the operation of the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any claim or matter arising under these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Comment List
  • I understand . You do not need to be sorry. I have an Arduino MKR1010 Wifi with me. So, you do not need to arrange for that. Also, I remember that initially there were 3 raspberry Pi kits and 2 Arduino kits offered but while selecting roadtesters, there were 2 for the Raspi version and 3 for the MKR version. If that is the issue, then you may as well send me the Raspberry Pi version, provided I get the Raspberry Pi also as I have left both my Pis back at uni image and our next  semester is completely online(so no going back). If there is any other part that you might want me to arrange for, I would try surely.

    Once again, I must say that I do understand that being a roadtest manager is tough and you guys do a great job. SO there is no reason to be sorry for this.



  • Hi Nico,

    I just completed my RoadTest that included the light sensor - agree it would be more accurately called an object detection sensor.  It will detect the first surface in range even if it is transparent or of varying color regardless of the liquid level behind it. So it is not suited to detection of liquid level in a bottle. interesting and useful sensor though...

  • I'm so sorry about the delay! We wound up without two of the parts needed for your kit, and with me only being able to go into the office once a week at most it has been hard to catch back up on the RoadTest shipping. I am planning to go work on shipping within 1-2 days, and I will be able to ship your kit then!

  • it has been some time now and I haven`t received the evaluation board although I was selected for the roadtest. Is there some issue with the shipping or has the kit not been shipped?

  • I received the kit, thanks Randall. This is a nice EV board.  I've already compiled all the examples and ran them on the RPi4 with no problems.

    This is going to be a fun road test.



    *** Edit 14Aug2020 ***

    Be careful if you have this board and intend to use CN4 for a QWIIC connection, The CN4 wiring on the 2JCIE-EV01-RP1 board is opposite of my SparkFun QWIIC boards wiring.

    You'll have to make your own adapter cable.

    Pin1 - Pin4

    Pin2 - Pin3

    Pin3 - Pin2

    Pin4 - Pin1

  • These applicants have been selected as official roadtesters (Raspberry Pi version):


       deadline Oct 7 2020

        deadline Oct 7 2020


    Enrollment Begin:June 12 2020

    Enrollment Ends: July 14 2020

    RoadTesters Selected: July 21 2020

    Product Shipped: July 31

    RoadTesting Begins: Aug 7 2020

    Reminder/Update Email: Sept 7 2020

    Submit Reviews By: October 7 2020

    *The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

    **If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.


    Note: Roadtesters for the Arduino version will be announced next week, with  later deadline.


    Randall Scasny

    RoadTest Program Manager

  • When are the official road testers going to be announced?

  • That is true. There are different connectors and different harnesses depending on whether you are using the Pi, Arduino or Feather.

  you say that's not clear? Let me look again. Thanks for point it out.



  • It might be worth mentioning that not all the dedicated sensor connectors for the sensors described above are available on all the Evaluation boards.


    According to the Data sheet the Pi version of the OMRON Evaluation board has the following connectors:

    • Connection TH1 (5V I2C): standard 2.54mm I2C/GPIO's with level conversion
    • Connection CN4 (or 3V3 I2C Quiic): for the MEMS flow sensor (or Pressure Sensor)
    • Connection CN5 (5V I2C): for the MEMS Thermal sensor
    • Connection CN6 (5V UART): n/a, as in none of the sensors shown above use UART


    And according to the Data sheet the Arduino version of the OMRON Evaluation board has the following connectors:

    • Connection TH1 (5V I2C): standard 2.54mm I2C/GPIO's with level conversion
    • Connection CN4 (or 3V3 I2C Quiic): for the MEMS flow sensor (or Pressure Sensor)
    • Connection CN5 (5V I2C): for the MEMS Thermal sensor
    • Connection CN6 (5V UART): n/a, as in none of the sensors shown above use UART
    • Connection CN7 (5V DIO): for the Dust or Air Quality sensor
    • Connection CN8 (5V DIO): for the Light convergent reflective sensor
  • This is a very interesting kit and would love to compare this to the Sensirion kit I have