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Propeller Activity Board

By Sophia Smith / Jan 21, 2016

Propeller Activity Board

The Propeller Activity Board from Parallax boasts an 8-core processor that offers both power and speed. Makers looking for a variety of peripherals will find 18 I/O pins, a microSD card slot, and a mini audio-stereo jack among other features — all packed into a 4″×3″ board.

 

Specs
Parallax Propeller Activity Board http://parallax.com
Type:MIcrocontroller
Price:$50
Software:SimpleIDE, Propeller Tool, XBee Ready
Clock Speed:Octo-core 80 MHz
Processor:32-bit Octo-core P8X32A-Q44
I/O Pins Digital:18
I/O Pins Analog:4 ADC, 2 DAC
Wifi?:No
Video?:Yes, Composite
Bluetooth?:No
Ethernet?:No
Operating Voltage:6-9V
Dimensions:4.0 in x 3.05 in
Memory:microSD
Additional Features:Stereo audio jack, 3-pin headers for servos, all I/O pins are general purpose

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Why To Buy

Although the IDE was most recently updated about a year ago, Parallax offers a huge repository of tutorials, example code, and software for learning to program in C.

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