Mouser to Stock the TinyDuino Open Source Platform
Mouser Electronics has come under a distribution agreement with TinyCircuits. Through the agreement, Mouser is stocking the TinyDuino platform with TinySheld expansion boards.
Now at Mouser Electronics, TinyDuino offers:
- A miniature open source electronics platform based on the Arduino platform.
- The platform is comprised of a TinyDuino processor board and multiple TinyShields, which add special functions like sensors, communications, and display options.
- By stacking the TinyShields on top of the TinyDuino and other TinyShields, makers, students, and engineers of all levels create a TinyDuino Stack for almost any project.
- The TinyDuino Processor Board uses the same Atmel Atmega328P microcontroller as used on the Arduino Uno and supports all of the same inputs and outputs — all on a 20 mm × 20 mm board.
However, the TinyDuino uses an 8MHz ceramic resonator (instead of the 16MHz that the Uno uses), which allows the TinyDuino processor board to run directly off of lithium-ion batteries down to 2.7 V. Like the Arduino platform, the TinyDuino allows expansion by using TinyShields. Engineers can add anything from Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi communication capabilities to an OLED display to sensors and motors. TinyShields offer a stacking height of just 3 mm, allowing engineers to add several functionalities in an extremely compact final product.