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“Skinny” Arduino compatible

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“Skinny” Arduino compatible

Skinny Arduino

Sparkfun’s intros their own iteration of the Arduino board –

Skinny is the first SparkFun hack into the Arduino realm. It’s not perfect, but we think you’ll like this new derivative. It’s 3.3V, runs on LiPo batteries, low-cost, low-profile, and sexy red. Which is actually one of the reasons why it cannot be a certified Arduino board (Arduino boards have to be blue).

  • ATmega168V running at 8MHz internal oscillator
  • Low-voltage board needs no interfacing circuitry to popular 3.3V devices and modules (GPS, Accelerometers, sensors, etc)
  • USB connection off board
  • 3.3V regulator
  • DC input 3.3V up to 12V
  • Resettable fuse prevents damage to board in case of short
  • Power select switch acts as on/off switch

Could come in handy for projects lacking enclosure depth. They recommend using a Lilypad USB link for programming – Skinny

4 thoughts on ““Skinny” Arduino compatible

  1. Yorgle says:

    Seems like they should have used all of that dead space in the middle there for a lithium battery holder – or at least the solder pads for such a thing. (ie CR2032 or CR2025)

  2. Collin Cunningham says:

    I see what you mean – guess they stretched the size out for standard shield compatibility

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