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Use just 4 provided screws and attach it to Pi Zero - get 3 USB ports and an Arduino, explore the A/D ports and on board thermal sensor
Use just 4 provided screws and attach it to Pi Zero - get 3 USB ports and an Arduino, explore the A/D ports and on board thermal sensor
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ArduinoPixed combines two of the world's most popular and least cost enthusiast Electronic products - Raspberry Pi Zero and Arduino. 

It provides three USB ports and Arduino Nano Functionality on a single board.  All you have to do is attach ArduinoPixed with Raspberry Pi Zero using 4 provided screws and you get 

1. Three USB Hubs

2. An onboard Arduino ( ATMEGA328)

3. An board Thermistor for temperature sensing.

4. On board LED and a Push Button Switch

5. Extension for A/D  Pins of Arduino. 

ArduinoPixed is modular, so you can add your own A/D board on the top of this board. Possibilites are limitless, and some examples are, thermometer, Smoke Detector, Carbon MonoOxide detecter, Propane Gas Leak Detector, Moisture sensitivity. 

Arduino Header 

The two 10 Pin Headers are of 2 mm pitch. We have 5V, 3.3V Supplies and most pins of the ATMEGA328 chip are coming to these two headers. 

Arduino Extension Header
Arduino Extension Header

This is the Part of the ATMEGA328 Circuit.

ATMEGA328
ATMEGA328

Programming  from Raspberry Pi Zero  

Programming and playing with the Arduino using AduinoPixed is easy.

Add a USB Key board and a USB Mouse to the Arduinopixed and attache and HDTV using HDMI Cable. 

4. Arduino Nano Install Arduino using 

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade 

sudo apt-get install arduino 

You can now run the Arduino from Arduino IDE under Menu > Programming. Open the Arduino IDE to start programming your Arduino board.  

You will need to select Arduino Nano 328 from the list of the boards - this is what this System is closely matches. 

Pricing 

At $23, we have priced it competitively. If you add an Integrated Hub and a separate Arduino Nano, a cable and shipping at two placed you will end up paying more. But more importantly, you are getting everything is a small form factor integrating everything. 

Block Diagram

Arduinopixed Block Diagram
Arduinopixed Block Diagram

More details and pictures can also be found on my blog here

Risks and challenges

We have successfully delivered 7 projects on Kickstarter, most of them in time. Our manufacturing process is streamlined and as such we see little risk in the whole process. The design itself has been verified with two prototypes.

As such we do not see any risk in this project.

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