New Boards, Shields, and Kits Launched at Arduino Store
Arduino has always been a favorite of makers, builders and electronic enthusiast all over the world. Not just because of all open-source hardware initiatives but also because Arduino is one strong community which keeps innovating and building great products with time. We have seen Arduino catching up and standing out in the IoT race with MKR series of board, Arduino IoT sim and IoT cloud along with upgrading and building awesome DIY boards like entire new Arduino Nano series and whatnot.
I am going to list a few new products which Arduino launched recently that might interest you –
Arduino Powerbank 8000
This is probably the first-ever consumer electronic products from Arduino but here it is – a powerful 8000 mAH power bank to keep your devices all juiced up, Arduino style. 6 × 3 × 0.35 inches dimension and 0.57 lb of weight, Arduino power bank comes in single aluminium color with capacity for smartphone use. It outputs DC5V/1A and has to indicate light and micro USB cable. Priced at $27.00, I can say it is one of the best from Arduino.
Arduino Powerbank 4000
Similar to above another small capacity power bank is Arduino Powerbank 4000 that has 4000 mAH capacity, same output rating, made up of abs and comes in white color.
Arduino Spekaer Funghetto
Another cool consumer product from Arduino is a Bluetooth 5.0 speaker. Little mushroom-shaped white color Arduino Funghetto is made of abs and comes with a 180 mAH lithium battery. It looks a perfect small desktop speaker for video chatting with friends or hosting a podcast, add some Arduino flair to your mic.
Automation Bot Bundle
This bundle contains necessary parts needed build a home automation using Arduino and Telegram App. However, it is not limited to Telegram App and you can use any bot app for instance like Slack but you will find ready examples with Telegram on Arduino project hub.
This bundle contains –
1 x Arduino SD proto shield (you need to buy SD card separately)
Arduino Nano Every Pack
Arduino has launched new Nano series of board last year at Maker Faire that included the newly launched Nano Every board which has new processor and tons of great feature for DIY enthusiast. We had already covered a getting started guide in a previous post.
Arduino Nano Every Pack is a pack of discounted price pack for a bundle of Arduino Nana Every board. The Arduino Nano is the preferred board for many projects requiring a small and easy to use microcontroller board. One example is low cost robotics, where the Nano is broadly used. If you are in the situation of needing many boards for your classroom, or if you need to present a complex prototype with many functional blocks, this pack will offer you exactly what you need: a series of Arduino Nano Every boards at a discounted price.
The Arduino Nano Every is an evolution of the traditional Arduino Nano, but featuring a lot more powerful processor, the ATMega4809. This will allow you making larger programs than with the Arduino Uno (it has 50% more program memory), and with a lot more variables (the RAM is 200% bigger).
The pack is available in two sizes with either 3 or 6 boards of Arduino Nano Every without headers. Whether you want to minimize the size of your prototypes or share the joy of electronics with your friends, this is the best option you will find.
Arduino Portenta H7
Portenta is a new board with AI capabilities that can easily run processes created with TensorFlow™ Lite, you could have one of the cores computing a computer vision algorithm on the fly, while the other could be making low-level operations like controlling a motor, or acting as a user interface.
Priced at $103.40, the Portenta H7 will be ready for shipment approximately at the end of May 2020. Portenta has two processors that can run tasks in parallel. For example, is possible to execute Arduino compiled code along with MicroPython one, and have both cores to communicate with one another. The Portenta functionality is two-fold, it can either be running like any other embedded microcontroller board, or as the main processor of an embedded computer.
Use Portenta when performance is key, among other cases, we envision it to be part of:
- High-end industrial machinery
- Laboratory equipment
- Computer vision
- Industry-ready user interfaces
- Robotics controller
- Mission-critical devices
- Dedicated stationary computer
- High-speed booting computation (ms)
We will cover Portenta in great detail in a separate post. But I must say that this is the answer Arduino gave to likes of Jetson Nano.
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