Chinese based DFRobot has created two new Intel Edison based boards that have been specifically created to help developers create robotic projects, enabling external devices to be easily connected to the Intel Edison processor.
The first new board by DFRobot is the Romeo for Edison that provides 70-pin Hirose header for Intel Edison allowing you to easily connect devices such as batteries and motors, something that proves a little harder when using a individual extant breakout boards.
The second new board from DFRobot takes the form of the I/O Expansion shield that offers a more standard breakout board that pins-out familiar Arduino GPIO and is available to purchase for just $14.
The Make website explains a little more :
“Since its debut a few months ago, the most common ways to work with Edison are two breakout boards available from Intel and the Block System from SparkFun, which seem to be out of stock more often than not. More and more accessories and breakout boards are becoming available; and more and more manufacturing houses are producing their custom approach to solving the difficulty of connecting to the Edison.
The latest two breakout board offerings come from DFRobot, a Chinese based company who offers all sorts of maker-related products. While their new breakout boards may not be the obvious choice for all of your Edison based projects, they certainly should be contenders, especially if you are building a robotics platform.”
For more information on the new DFRobot boards jump over to the MAKE website for details via the link below.