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.
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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