The new generation "Beetle" controller derives its core notion from minimalism without compromising functionality. It comes with Atmel AtMega32u4 @16MHz clock time and has expanded amounts of interfaces: 10 digital pins, 5 analog pins and 4 pwn pins. To further make it user-friendly, it is compatible with Micro USB so that direct programming and testing is no longer a headache. Select "Arduino Leonardo (tools >board > Arduino Leonardo in Arduino IDE), the ATmega32U4 comes preburned with a bootloader that allows you to upload any new code that is applicable to Arduino Leonardo.

As a minimalized version of Arduino Leonardo, it enjoys similar powerful functionalities. Beetle aims to solve problems of low-cost controller, ease-of-using properly, and to provide a low cost solution for disposable projects, such as DIY projects, workshops, gift projects, E-Textiles and educational. For students and makers who can not afford too much on hardware purchasing, Beetle can be a great solution for them. 

left to right: DFRduino Leonardo, Nano, Nova and Beetle

 

Features

  • 20mm X 22mm compact size
  • Direct downloading and testing via Micro USB
  • V-shaped large-size gold-plated IO ports make it convenient for the user to twist wires upon, and can also be directly sewn on clothes with conductive thread.
  • Two honeycomb shape gold-plated power interface
  • Magic light blue soft BLINK indicator

Specification

  • Microcontroller: ATmega32u4
  • Clock Speed: 16 MHz
  • Operating Voltage: 5V DC
  • Digital I/O Pins: 10 
  • PWM Channels:
  • Analog Input Channels:
  • UART:
  • I2C:
  • Micro USB:
  • Power Ports:
  • Flash Memory:  32 KB of which 4KB used by bootloader
  • SRAM:  2.5 KB
  • EEPROM:  1 KB

Parts List

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Beetle

  • Brand: DFRobot
  • Product Code: DFR-DFR0282
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  • £10.76

  • Ex Tax: £8.97
  • Price in reward points: 100

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