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Circuit Playground

Adafruit

Would you like to learn electronics, with an all-in-one board that has sensors and LEDs built in? Circuit Playground is here - and it's the best way to practice programming on real hardware with no soldering or sewing required!

Circuit Playground features an ATmega32u4 processor, just like our popular Flora. The board's also round and has alligator-clip pads around it so you don't have to solder or sew to make it work. You can power it from USB, a AAA battery pack, or with a Lipoly battery (for advanced users). Just program your code into the board then take it on the go!

  • ATmega32u4 Processor, running at 3.3V and 8MHz
  • MicroUSB port for programming and debugging with Arduino IDE
  • USB port can act like serial port, keyboard, mouse, joystick or MIDI

Circuit Playground has built-in USB support. Built in USB means you plug it in to program it and it just shows up.  All you really need is a Micro-B data/sync USB cable - not included! With the new 1.6.4+ Arduino IDE, it takes only a few seconds to add support. The Circuit Playground has USB HID support, so it can act like a mouse or keyboard and attach directly to computers.

Circuit Playground now works with Codebender as well!

Here's some of the great goodies baked in:

  • 10 x mini NeoPixels, each one can display any color
  • 1 x Motion sensor (LIS3DH triple-axis accelerometer with tap detection, free-fall detection)
  • 1 x Temperature sensor (thermistor)
  • 1 x Light sensor (phototransistor)
  • 1 x Sound sensor (MEMS microphone)
  • 1 x Mini speaker (magnetic buzzer)
  • 2 x Push buttons, left and right
  • 1 x Slide switch
  • 8 x alligator-clip friendly input/output pins
    Includes I2C, UART, and 4 pins that can do analog inputs/PWM output
  • All 8 pads can act as capacitive touch inputs
  • Green "ON" LED so you know its powered
  • Red "#13" LED for basic blinking
  • Reset button

We've started out with a Developer Edition of Circuit Playground. This version is designed for people who have a little experience with Arduino already, who want to help build & document projects. There might be minor hardware or software bugs. Once we feel like the design is really solid we'll revise/re-release it into a universal edition for anyone to use!

$19.95

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PivotPi Starter Kit

Dexter Industries

The PivotPi Starter Kit includes everything you need to get started building animated robot projects! This kit includes the PivotPi board, battery pack, 2 large servo motors and 4 small servo motors, Raspberry Pi, Ethernet Cable, Power Adapter, Wifi Dongle, and SD card.

What’s included?

  • PivotPi Board
  • Battery pack and cable
  • 2 large servo motors
  • 4 small servo motors
  • plastic servo hardware accessories to attach your project to and make it move
  • Raspberry Pi (PivotPi is compatible with all version of the Raspberry Pi): This board is the main brains of the robot that will connect to the PivotPi board.
  • mini Wi-Fi Dongle: Can be plugged in to the Raspberry Pi so you can unplug the ethernet cord and make it function as a remote control, mobile car.
  • microSD Card: Required “hard drive” for the Raspberry Pi (comes with Dexter Industry’s custom software “Raspbian for Robots” or if you are a beginner, check out or CINCH SD card.).
  • Ethernet Cable: Required for plugging in to your computer to program the PivotPi (unless you use CINCH).
  • Power Supply: Wall plug to power your Raspberry Pi while you are programming it, rather than using the batteries.

If you already have the Raspberry Pi, SD card accessories, and just need the PivotPi and servos, check out our Base Kit.

What’s not included?

Suggested components required to make it a robot (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Batteries: PivotPi requires 4 AA batteries, which are not included.

What else do I need to know?

  • Servo motors connect to the PivotPi.
  • The PivotPi works with all versions of the Raspberry Pi
  • Software examples and API are provided by Dexter Industries (open-source repository on Github)
  • Each PivotPi board can control up to 8 servos.
  • PivotPi boards can be daisy-chained together and connected to our other robots including the GoPiGo & GrovePi (through the Grove ports).
  • You can program the PivotPi in Python, Scratch, and other languages.

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Banana Pi BPI-M3

Banana Pi

Banana Pi M3 is a super charged single board computer with an Octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Along side the elite processing unit, it features Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB, SATA, WiFi, Bluetooth, and HDMI connection. It can run on a variety of operating systems including Android, Lubuntu, Ubuntu, Debian, and Raspbian.

Being a brother of the power hungry M2, the M3 does not want to rest while his brother goes to acquire two more cores. The M3 secretly mastered the powerful art of Octa-core to best even the M2. Unlike his careless brother, the M3 did not lose his SATA port.

Banana Pi is an open platform device, it is for anyone who wants to play and build with developer technology instead of simply using consumer technology. Backed by our community, starting a project and building servers is fun and rewarding. We welcome all companies, DIYers, and tech loving people within our community! Together, we can make a difference, we can discover our passions, inspire others, and build a practical project.

Features:

  • Octa-core 1.8GHz Powerful CPU.
  • 2 GB LPDDR3 memory.
  • 8 GB eMMC storage.
  • WiFi & Bluetooth onboard.

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