If you like creating and building your own gizmos and gadgets, you might be interested to know that SparkFun has launched a new range of kits called Protosnap. Designed to help the novice electronics enthusiast easily move into the world of Arduino programming, prototyping and design.
Each product in the new ProtoSnap line are equipped with various input and output boards linked together, complete with traces, to form a multi-use prototyping platform. The new boards have been designed to allow users to experiment with embedded electronics without having to soldering, wires or other typical prototyping limitations. Watch the video after the jump to see a run through of the new ProtoSnap Kits.
The range currently consists of three different ProtoSnap Kits ; the ProtoSnap Pro Mini, the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board and the ProtoSnap LilyPad E-sewing kit. But the expansion of the Kits is endless say SparkFun so you can expect more to be added.
” The Pro Mini combines an Arduino Pro Mini with a host of inputs and outputs to allow users to experiment with the Arduino language. When they have mastered programming the ProtoSnap Pro Mini, it can be broken apart so the individual components can be used separately.
Both the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board and the ProtoSnap LilyPad E-sewing kits are designed to help users ease into e-textiles. They, too, can be broken apart into individual components and used in any number of different projects and applications.”