Two very sweet high-end pieces of hardware arrive in our Maker Shed for the discerning arduinaut –
Arduino Nano is a surface mount breadboard embedded version with integrated USB. It’s small, complete, and breadboard friendly. It has everything that Diecimila has (electrically) with more analog input pins and onboard +5V AREF jumper. Physically, it is missing power jack and power select jumper. Since the Nano is automatically sense and switch to the higher potential source of power, there is no need for the power select jumper.
The TouchShield is a 128Ã—128 pixel OLED screen on a PCB shield. It is Arduino-ready and brings advanced I/O capabilities to the Arduino platform! This is the new Stealth Edition, which has an all-blacked out board that looks pretty slick on top of the dark blue Arduino. It’s also higher quality, machine soldered and assembled, with a few internal trace re-routes to make it a little lighter, faster, and power-redundant. Compiling and uploading applications to the TouchShield is done through a one-click button in the Arduino Environment, making it easy to write awesome applications.
All this week we have a 10% off sale this week in the maker shed, use code “2009OX” at the time of checkout – Happy Chinese New Year!
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