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CheapDuino is the most affordable Arduino compatible processor in the world. The price for each cheapDuino is almost 1/5 price of the Arduino UNO. It's aimed to supply an extremely low cost solution for any disposable projects, such as DIY projects, workshop, gifts projects, E-Textiles and education. For those students from second or third world countries who cannot afford the official Arduino, cheapDuino opens the door to the physical world.

The cheapDuino integrates a ATmega8 microcontroller as Arduino NG. So it's available to program it directly with Arduino IDE via the FTDI programmer or USB Serial Light Adapter. The cheapDuino is powerful in compact size, which is only 2cm x 2cm dimension. 

Although the cheapduino has extremely low price tag, we do spent lots of time to consider every detail of the product. The processor has 3 pwm digital pins, 3 analog pins and power supply interface with hexagonal pads around the board, which make it really easy to solder for the beginners. Of course, the I2C interface and serial port is also available to extend the 2 wire peripheral devices directly. The adoptation of micro FPC connector saves extra space compared with regular Arduino USB interface. "Cheapduino - Not just cheap"

So just pick one up, get started to control your physical world with cheapDuino now.


  • When connecting the fpc programming cable to DFRobot FPC programmer and cheapDuino, please ensure the blue side is facing upwards.
  • This kit comes with 5x cheapDuinos, 2x DFRobot standard fpc programming cables and 1x fpc programmer adapter. The FTDI programmer is not included in this kit. 
  • We recommended you to buy one of the programmers below and a mini USB cable if you don't have it.
  • FTDI Basic Breakout 3.3/5V (Arduino Compatible)
  • USB Serial Light Adapter (Arduino Compatible)


  • Working voltage: 3~5 volts
  • Recommended power supply: 5v
  • Microctonroller: Atmel AVR ATmega8
  • bootloader(Board option in Arduino IDE): Arduino NG / w ATmega8
  • 3 digital pins, 3 analog pins with easy-to-solder hexagonal pads
  • Integrate 3 pwm pins,I2C interface and UART interface
  • Suitable for workshop, education usage, DIY or compact size projects and E-Textiles
  • Low cost Arduino compatible controller
  • Dimensions: 2cm x 2cm x 0.2cm

Parts List

  • CheapDuino   5x units
  • DFRobot standard 10p fpc programming cable   2x units
  • FPC programmer adapter   1x unit

Cheapduino - Pack of 5

  • Brand: DFRobot
  • Product Code: DFR-DFR0236
  • Reward Points: 16
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • £18.74

  • Ex Tax: £15.62
  • Price in reward points: 200

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