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The micro-sized, Arduino enabled, usb development board - cheap enough to leave in any project!
The micro-sized, Arduino enabled, usb development board - cheap enough to leave in any project!
The micro-sized, Arduino enabled, usb development board - cheap enough to leave in any project!
5,964 backers pledged $313,218 to help bring this project to life.

The DigiX and the Store

If you missed the Kickstarter project and want to order some Digisparks - you can do so at our website:

It has been nearly a year since this project started and quite some months since shipping concluded. Thank you all again for all of your support.

If you rather not hear from us, please excuse this message, we just wanted to send a final note about the next chapter of Digistump/Digispark and our new project the DigiX

The Store

For several months now we've been running a full fledged webstore at - taking the success of the Digispark and turning it into a family open hardware business (all thanks to you - our backers!). We have great prices (not quite as great as the Kickstarter, but we've still kept them low), many new shields, and a list of other distributors. If you haven't yet - check it out! And if you're wondering where to get more Digisparks when you run out - that is the place!

We'll be continuing to launch new shields, products and services (laser cutting, PCB, and stencil service coming soon).

If you haven't yet you can also go there to sign up for our Newsletter. 

In addition, if you haven't yet, please do checkout our active community forums at and our wiki at

DigiX - The Ultimate Wi-Fi Arduino Dev Board

We also want to let everyone know about our newest product, and follow-up to the Digispark - The DigiX! 

The DigiX has a 32-bit 84 MHz MCU, embedded low power Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and mesh networking, 99 usable i/o pins, audio output, USB on the go support, and is 100% compatible with anything that works with the Arduino Due - no adapters, code changes, or special software needed!

The DigiX is on Kickstarter now:

And we'd be grateful for your support and/or help getting the word out!

Thank again for all the support! We hope you're enjoying your Digisparks!

Thank you,
Erik and Jenni Tylek Kettenburg - the Digistump Team


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    1. Erik Kettenburg 6-time creator on June 12, 2013

      @John - we certainly have seen limited range at 2mbps - but at 1mbps or even better 250k we often are able to achieve 100-150 ft.

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      sgllama on June 12, 2013


      BLE is certainly useful but I feel it does have a major disadvantage at the moment - a lack of devices that can be used as the master: just about every board I've seen recently has only offered itself as a slave. If you are only going to interact with these devices for short periods of time then using your 'phone or tablet is fine, but if you want to run wireless data gathering for any period of time, you are going to get mighty fed up with having to leave your 'phone in place just for a simple data gathering job.

      I haven't checked the specs of the nRF24L01 yet, but in general, in the absence of a BLE master, a low-power mesh seems like a good way to handle a sensor network.

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      John Beale on June 11, 2013

      I'm very curious to hear what your experience with the nRF24L01+ module is, in particular what range can you expect? Nordic's data sheet says -82 / -85 dBm sensitivity for 2 Mbps / 1 Mbps, so with only 0 dBm Tx that makes me worry. At 250 kbps it claims -94 dBm at 0.1% BER which is a lot better.

    4. Erik Kettenburg 6-time creator on June 11, 2013

      @pzboyz No doubt BLE is where things are headed but I think when WiFi is already available for smartphone interaction the Nordic is a very well supported, cheap alternative to BLE which would have added at least $10 to the cost. A BLE module can of course be easily attached. Thanks for the feedback!

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      pzboyz on June 11, 2013

      As a happy DigiStump customer I am inclined to look at getting DigiX too, but why use the Nordic chip when it is clear that for sensor device are all going to use Bluetooth Low Energy in the future, Zigbee/Z-Wave and other proprietary systems are going away, open standards like BLE, which is going to be baked into millions of phones and tablets is the way to go. Please.