Electronic enthusiasts, makers and hobbyists searching for a tiny CircuitPython prototyping board may be interested in the Serpente, which has been created by developer “arturo182” and is now available to purchase via the Tindie online store priced at $15.
“The Serpente boards are low-cost development boards designed to be used with Adafruit’s CircuitPython. They are both virtually the same, except for the USB connector. The standard Serpente board contains a USB Type-C connector, and the Serpente Plug uses the board itself as a Type-A USB plug. If you are familiar with the Digispark boards, you may notice some similarities. This fact is of course not incidental, the Serpente boards are inspired by the Digispark, both in form-factor as well as use-cases. The Serpente boards are meant to be used as quick and dirty, yet flexible, prototyping tools.”
Technical specifications of the Serpente prototyping board include :
– ATSAMD21E18A 32-bit Cortex-M0+ running at 48MHz
– 256KB flash and 32KB RAM
– 4MB Flash for storing files and CircuitPython code
– 6 highly customizable GPIOs
– 250mA LDO
– 3.3V logic and power
– Powered either from USB or external source
– User-controlled RGB LED
– Mounting holes on the Serpente Type-C board
For more details on the Serpente and full details on each component jump over to the Tindie website by following the link below. Adafruit also announced the release of its CircuitPython 5.0.0 Alpha 4 which is now available to download and test out before moving to its beta development stage.