Maker, developers and hobbyists that enjoy building Arduino projects might be interested in a new tiny Arduino development board called the MicroLink that has been created by AALER Engineering based in Sydney Australia.
The tiny Arduino development board measures just 50 x 32 mm and is equipped with a ATmega328 microcontroller and the latest SIM800H quad band GSM module. watch the video after the jump to learn more.
The MicroLink Arduino development board project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $40,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. The creators of the MicroLink explain a little more about its design and features :
“More than GSM + Arduino – the on-board USB and battery charging capabilities also give the capacity to implement professional quality wireless remote-monitoring and remote-control – all with USB Plug & Play simplicity.
You get the latest SIM800H quad band GSM module on board with an ATmega328 microcontroller, so you’re able to monitor and control nearly anything, anywhere – all with the freedom and immediate usability of Arduino.
You have the option to use any standard 3.7 Volt Lithium Ion Polymer (LiPo) battery. The battery is automatically charged when USB is connected. The battery voltage can be checked at any time from a remote location.
‘There’s a gold-plated micro IPEX u.FL plug-in antenna connector – which plugs onto the included multi-region quad-band PCB antenna. It’s quad-band, so it works world-wide. The genuine FTDI USB chip ensures consistent and reliable Plug & Play. No separate installation or configuration is required. In addition, an Arduino boot-loader is pre-installed – so you can upload programs and use the Serial Monitor via USB – it works automatically with the standard Arduino application, out of the box.”
So if you think MicroLink Arduino development board is something your projects could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help MicroLink Arduino development board become a reality.
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