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SparkFun Digital Sandbox

By Heidi Hinkel / Jul 12, 2018

SparkFun Digital Sandbox

With sensors, sliders, and other onboard controls and inputs/outputs, the SparkFun Digital Sandbox is a neat way for people new to microcontrollers to get their feet wet. It uses ArduBlock, an easy-to-use visual programming language that is similar to Scratch. (Be warned: The ArduBlock add-on for already installed Arduino IDEs did not work, but the custom Arduino IDE worked fine.) It offers several experiments that can be done once set up without any extra components, and even has an output header for motors and such.

Specs
SparkFun Digital Sandbox Sparkfun
Type:MCU
Website:sparkfun.com/products/12651
Price:$50
Software:Arduino
Input Voltage:5V
Operating Voltage:5V
Clock Speed:8MHz
Main Processor:8-bit ATmega328
Wi-Fi:No
Bluetooth:No
Video:No
Ethernet:No
I/O Pins (Digital):1–3
I/O Pins (Analog):2
Memory:32KB flash, 2KB RAM
Dimensions:4.175"×2.95"
Battery Charging:Yes

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