If you are looking for a new electronics project this weekend you might be interested in the new Lamponix which takes the form of a touch enabled light that is powered by the Adafruit Trinket.
Check out the video below to see what you can create using the small Trinket development board that demonstrates the three degrees of lighting intensity, each level elevated by touch and a glimpse of the circuit at the end of the video.
Adafruit explains more about the Trinket development board.
Trinket may be small, but do not be fooled by its size! It’s a tiny microcontroller board, built around the Atmel ATtiny85, a little chip with a lot of power. We wanted to design a microcontroller board that was small enough to fit into any project, and low cost enough to use without hesitation. Perfect for when you don’t want to give up your expensive dev-board and you aren’t willing to take apart the project you worked so hard to design. It’s our lowest-cost arduino-IDE programmable board!
The Attiny85 is a fun processor because despite being so small, it has 8K of flash, and 5 I/O pins, including analog inputs and PWM ‘analog’ outputs. We designed a USB bootloader so you can plug it into any computer and reprogram it over a USB port just like an Arduino. In fact we even made some simple modifications to the Arduino IDE so that it works like a mini-Arduino board. You can’t stack a big shield on it but for many small & simple projects the Trinket will be your go-to platform.
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