Makers, developers and hobbyists that have been looking for a small mountable development board that combines the features of a Arduino UNO and a GVS Shield into one palm sized board.
Are sure to be interested in the GVSDuino that has been developed by serial Kickstarter Doug Gilliland. Who has once again taken to Kickstarter to launch the Arduino compatible GVSDuino.
Watch the video below to learn more about the tiny development board that provides a number of options and features to solve issues that can crop up during our Arduino development.
We love the Arduino but have always found several aspects of deploying Arduinos into real-world applications to be particularly troubling. Our frustrations center around:
• Lack of decent mounting holes
• Limited number of power and ground pins
• Size of the card
• Jumper wires don’t hold in female sockets very well
Not long into our time with the Arduino we discovered Sensor Shields. They solve the limitation for power and ground pins by providing a matching power and ground pin for every signal line. They also have male pins which tend to hold female cable pins better.
Sensor shields don’t solve the size issue. In fact, they make the volume larger than it needs to be. They also don’t change the fact that the mounting holes on the Arduino are difficult to use. The pins are either too close to connectors or power and we are always afraid of shorting them out in metal cases. We wanted something that would address all of these limitations so we came up with our own card, the GVSDuino.
For more information on the new GVSDuino jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from $20. If you found this project interesting why not build your very own Arduino wind speed meter or anemometer to record the wind speed in your area.