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Easy and fun kit to learn about wiring and programming the ATTiny85 chip in a plug-and-play Arduino based environment.
101 backers pledged $8,799 to help bring this project to life.

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If you ever tried to get started with Arduino or the miniature ATTiny85 chip, you have found there is a learning curve with breadboards, soldering and component datasheets.  We designed this new "tiny" kit to make it easier to get started and building simple circuits and projects using the ATTiny85 chip.

We included the ATTiny85 chip with an on-board USB programmer which simply plugs into the learning kit making it easy to make connections and prototype your projects.

"Tiny" kits will include a metal carry case, wires, ATTiny85 microprocessor and USB cable, everything you need to plug into your computer and start tinkering.  We are developing simple projects and lessons and also hoping to include projects or lessons from our PROTOTYPE backers in this build.

What can I do with a DuinoKit Tiny?
The DuinoKit concept was designed by a teacher to make prototyping and learning about electronics and programming fun and easy.  After learning the basics, you can start modifying and making you own projects.  We will be developing projects and tutorials similar to the following.... Reaction Timer, Color Changing LED,  Digital Clock, Temp/Humidity Display, Lie Detector, Light Change Alarm, Water Level Alarm, Plant Moisture Detector Etc....  Once you get started, you will be able to modify and invent your own projects and understand the fundamentals of basic electronics.

V2.1 Revisions
V2.1 Revisions

 

ATTiny85 and Programmer Board Description:  
1. Support For the Arduino IDE 1.0+ (OSX/Win/Linux).
2. Power via USB or External Source - 5v or 7-35v (Automatic Selection). 
    9V battery holder in place for on-board portable power.
3. On-board 500ma 5V Regulator. 
4. Built-in USB (and serial debugging). 
5. 6 I/O Pins (2 are used for USB only if your program Actively Communicates Over USB, Otherwise you can use all 6 even if you are Programming via USB). 
6. 8k Flash Memory (about 6k after Bootloader). 
7. I2C and SPI (Vis USI). 
8. PWM on 3 Pins (more possible with Software PWM). 
9. ADC on 4 Pins. 
10. Power LED and Test/Status LED (on Pin0). 
11. Size: 1.8cm x 2.6cm

Proposed DuinoKit Tiny components. (Subject to change)
9V battery with power switch, DHT-11, DS1307RTC Clock module, Ultrasonic Range Finder, CDS Cell, Piezo Buzzer, oLed LCD, Buttons (3), Single Color LED with current limiting resistors, RGB LED, TSOP4838 IR decoder, 10K Potentiometer, ATTiny85 USB module

Special Reward Information.This project will help to create the first production run for the DuinoKit Tiny.  We are also offering a reward for 40 backers to become a Early Release Beta Tester for the already manufactured Tiny kits.  We would like feedback and project/lesson suggestions that will be made available for others to learn about Arduino (ATTiny85) electronics and programming.

Stretch Goals

500 Backers - Additional ATTiny85 plug-in microprocessor
1000 Backers - Option for different colors for PCB
1500 Backers - Send me some suggestions!

Expected Time-line
Jan KickStarter Campaign
Feb 15th-20th Funds collected and prototype Kits shipped to developers.
March Finalize design with input or developers
          Order production of cases and Tiny kits.
May-June  Shipping for pledges

 

Risks and challenges

Our biggest concern is the lesson booklet and online projects. I have a manufacturer that can complete the circuit boards reasonably quick with good quality, however with manufacturing, delays are always an option.

With our current manufacturing partnerships and supply chain already in place, we feel we can make this happen in the time frame outlined in the project.

If you would like to see or are interested in our previous products such as the DuinoKit Jr., DuinoKit Essentials or the Raspberry Pi (RPiKit), please go to www.DuinoKit.com

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    DuinoKit-Tiny

    Complete DuinoKit-Tiny learning kit. Includes wires, stylish metal case and projects/lesson either in print or online.

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    Early Release Developer (Beta Tester)

    (Also know as the "I want one NOW reward)
    Receive one functional Early Release Developer PCB immediately (without case or project manual). Receive complete production run DuinoKit-Tiny when full production run is complete. We ask you as a "developer" to contribute 2 or 3 projects or lessons that we will make available for users of the kit in the future. I have 40 Prototypes already manufactured and the final version with case is expecting to ship in May 2018.

    You will actually receive 1 Early Release Developer (Beta Tester) PCB with all components and wires and then a complete final version kit with case after manufacturing run is complete. Prototypes will ship as soon as funding is complete

    I'm offering this reward to help get projects and code from experienced users to add to our online and print database. Some projects may be included (with credits) in our learning guide and online.

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    Philanthropist! - Expose kids to STEM.

    This is great and I would love to have one sent to you and 1 sent to a school to share with the students. (Or both can be sent to a school or organization.)

    We are trying to share the DuinoKits with as many schools and makers as possible, this will help to have more exposure and kits given to schools in need of STEM resources.

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    DuinoKit Tiny - Multi Pack

    As requested, this reward allows you to choose how many Tiny kits you would like to receive. Simply pledge $60 for each kit you would like to receive (plus $45 if Shipping outside United States). The $120 pledge amount is for 2 complete Tiny kits, however add $60 for each additional kit you would like to receive.

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    Classroom Pack - 20 Kits.

    Receive a complete classroom pack of 20 DuinoKit-Tinys along with metal case wires and project manual/online guide and lessons.

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