Developers, makers and enthusiasts searching for a super small Arduino 328 Core may be interested in the Piksey created by BitsNBlobs Electronics based in Glasgow within the United Kingdom. The world’s smallest Arduino 328 Core has been created to provide a development board that offers all the features and performance of an Arduino Uno in a tiny, quarter-sized board that’s breadboard compatible. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about what you can expect from this tiny board.
The quarter-sized Piksey 328 offers a powerful Arduino development board and is available without the header pins soldered, making it easier to fit into tighter spaces. Specifications of the Piksey include “
– A 20 x 20mm form factor – the Piksey core is smaller than a crown cap!
– ATmega328P: 16MHz, 32KB Flash, 1KB EEPROM, 2KB SRAM
– Voltage Regulator: 18V DC wide range input voltage
– Breadboard Compatible – 16 breadboard compatible pins, rest available on 1.27mm header
– microUSB: Built-in USB-serial converter for programming
– LEDs: Contains power and general purpose LED
– Reset Switch: Tactile switch for module reset
The Piksey 328 is really tiny compared to several other boards including the Raspberry Pi Zero and the Arduino Uno – which have been used for reference. “There’s really no point in having a compact board with only a handful of I/O pins as that severely limits the capabilities and projects that it can be used in. That’s why we’ve designed the Piksey to have all the pins of the Arduino Uno making it compatible with your existing Arduino Uno and Arduino Nano sketches.”
The Piksey 328 is now available to back via Kickstarter with earlybird pledges available from 8 pounds and worldwide shipping expected to take place during December 2018. Jump over to the official crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below for a full list of all available pledges.
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