DevDuino - The Best Way to Learn and Explore Arduino World
DevDuino is a fully redesigned Arduino-compatible board. It has been smartly reshaped and enhanced with plenty of must-have features.
DevDuino is not only the best open source solution for anyone who wants to get into the world of Embedded Electronics, it has been designed to be also a day-to-day assistant in fast prototyping, sensors evaluation and debugging for any professional electronics engineer.
DevDuino has all the following built-in features compared to a classic Arduino:
1x 1.3 Inches 128x64 OLED Display with SSD1306 controller.
- 1x Connector for Wi-Fi Module DT-06 or Bluetooth Module HC-06.
- 1x Micro-SD slot for Data Logging or Memory Extension.
1x Real Time Clock with CR1220 3V back-up battery slot.
- 1x Temperature sensor.
- 17x GPIOs with YELLOW Low Power LEDs (3 GPIOS are buffered).
- 2x GREEN status Low Power LEDs on +5V and +3.3V.
5x Analog inputs with buffered YELLOW Low Power LEDs.
2x WHITE LEDs for Dark Environment
1x RED Low Power LED for the Reset Pin.
1x RED Low Power LED for Serial RX and GREEN for Serial TX.
1x Push-Button wired to an INTERRUPTION Input.
1x ON/OFF Power Switch.
1x Slot for a 2 wire Voltmeter (included).
1x Micro USB Connector
More explicit silkscreen.
The low-power Microchip 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller featuring 32KB self-programming flash program memory, 2.5KB SRAM, 1KB EEPROM, USB 2.0 full-speed/low speed device, 12-channel 10-bit A/D-converter, and JTAG interface for on-chip-debug.
The device achieves up to 16 MIPS throughput at 16 MHz. 2.7 - 5.5 Volt operation.
If you are not familiar with Arduino-compatible boards, there are virtually infinite things that you can do with it, the board itself is designed to introduce people to programming and electronics.
Have a look at my non-exhaustive personal projects that you can quickly replicate with a DevDuino:
With DevDuino you can design and develop your own electronic projects in a much more comfortable way!
The platform reacts and responds directly to you! For example, you can now display all the information you want on the OLED display instead of staring at the serial monitor on your computer, and the LEDs also indicate constantly signals status when debugging!
Things get way easier and much more pleasant!
I am glad you asked this question, but the question you should be actually asking is:
"Why Arduino boards have such an inconvenient shape?"
The shape of the Arduino boards was most likely based on a simple interesting idea: a rectangular PCB where you can add mezzanine shields on its top side using female headers.
Well, after playing with it for a while, I saw many issues with that concept. It is not breadboard-friendly, female headers can slightly hide the silkscreen, shields completely hide the silkscreen and the reset push-button, each signal has only one available pin to be connected to...
For solving all these issues, the shape of DevDuino is also based on a simple idea : a U-shaped PCB where you can add mezzanine shields on its bottom side using male headers!
DevDuino has been designed to be also a plug & play sensors evaluation platform for low cost manufacturing modules.
DevDuino accessories are the following ones:
- WiFi Module DT-06
- Bluetooth Module HC-06
- 1GB Micro-SD
- Breadboard 830 tie-points
- 3V Battery CR1220
- Micro-USB Cable
Yes absolutely! I can customize the silkscreen (or the copper plan) and the PCB with the color of your choice among the following ones:
Yes definitely! If I exceed my goal, it's good for me, so it has to be good for you as well.
1st Stretch goal | 10k€ : Achieved!!
You'll get 3x µStripboard for free with your DevDuino!
2nd Stretch goal | 15k€ : Achieved!!
I can now financially support a good friend to help me to develop a really nice community website for you to find all the documentation, tutorials, projects and support about DevDuino and all its future add-on modules and extension boards.
The website will be available in English and French and I will dedicate you all a full page that I may call something like the "Wall of Fame"!
I thought something about adding a photo or an avatar, name or pseudo, and your country and/or city. Any other suggestions are more than welcome! That would be really cool I think!
3rd Stretch goal | 70k€ : Achieved!!
DevDuino will include a piezo buzzer!
Buzzers have actually plenty of use cases but I find them very useful when developing or debugging while keeping my eyes on my IDE.
The buzzer that I have selected is a low power piezo (<5µA) connected to the PWM D6 through a 0 ohm resistor, so if sometimes you don't want to use it then you just have take this resistor off.
I have already tested successfully this design and a batch is currently being produced with it.
There are two things that I am very passionate about: Education, because I see it as the only way to emancipate anyone on this planet, and Electronics Engineering, because it is one of the most fascinating discipline that I ever know.
Hence why, for more than two years, I have made in my native language (French) straight to point tutorials on YouTube, and a growing awesome community of more than 20,000 followers has watched more than 1,000,000 times these videos!
I really enjoy doing this, and Arduino boards have been a great simple tool in this personal project. Many people would even agree to say that I might be one of its best ambassadors. But as great as it is, the first Arduino boards have been designed more than 12 years ago and since then, I didn't really feel any innovation in it.
So I gave myself a personal challenge: "Can I try to innovate it?"
Volumes influence price.
DevDuino includes a lot of great features, so for guaranteeing a low manufacturing cost, it must be manufactured for at least a hundred units.
It is as simple as that.
All it needs now is you Backers!
Risks and challenges
I know from my professional experience that there are always some risks involved when manufacturing a new board.
First batches have been already successfully manufactured due to a very strict quality control process before shipping.
If things go wrong, then it may delay the delivery but boards quality will never be impacted.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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