Lou Rose has this week unveiled a new Arduino compatible clone of the Arduino Leonardo in the form of the tiny petiteDuino Nimoy.
So if you’re looking for a super-compact version of the Arduino Leonardo development board and have $15 to spare you may be able to purchase one of the early bird limited edition boards.
The petiteDuino Nimoy board that measures just 19.81 x 20.57 mm in size is currently on Kickstarter website looking to raise the $7000 it requires to go into production. Its creator explains a little more
The petiteDuino (pduino) project was born out of a desire to place tiny Uno’s and Leonardo’s into wall warts, light sockets, and electrical boxes/sockets, or any other tiny space you can imagine. The Nimoy (featured here) is a bare-bones board and will require regulated voltage while in the field. This can be achieved many different ways, but there will be a battery shield available soon. The footprint is about the size of a penny, 19.81 x 20.57 mm.
The Nimoy features a 16 mhz crystal, power led, sck led and 1.27 mm pin spacing. 3.3v versions are in the works. These boards make excellent nodes, brains for your rc aircraft or cars/trucks, and any other application where space is premium. I flew one on a kite to measure temperature, humidity, and pressure. The Nimoy comes pre-loaded with Arduino firmware, and the blink sketch.
Fundraising will cover a web store, parts, and development of additional shields and other petite based Arduino products. The Banzi (the Uno version of pDuino) will be available on the web store at very reasonable prices. We have allowed enough time to make sure each pledge is built and tested and shipped, but we estimate deliveries prior to November.
Jump over to Kickstarter to make a pledge from $15 via the link below. 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.