Make fully functional Arduino projects with this $15 board the size of a postage stamp.
You love your Arduino projects, but buying a new Uno for every project gets expensive and they don't fit everywhere.
Update: The fundraiser didn't work out. It was a high goal. In order to keep the prices down a large run is required. I am exploring alternate financing options.
Now you can make fully functional projects with much smaller board at half the price. V2 even has an on board power regulator.
- Cheap enough to make projects permanent.
- Small form factor fits into small enclosures like mint tins.
- Hook up a 9v battery and go
“How many Arduinos or other microcontroller projects have you done that you now use in your day-to-day life? The answer was sadly few. This is something I’d like to see change…” - Gareth Branwyn on Makezine.com
I'd like to see it change too. That's what the ExtraCore is all about. Giving you a cost effective and space efficient alternative to full on development boards.
Over 600 ExtraCores were purchased by makers just like you last year and the ExtraCore Facebook Page has over 500 followers. Arduino is very popular on Instructables with millions of mentions. The Arduino channel has 850+ projects with Arduino in the title alone. All these people are making some really cool stuff but most of them look like a wire factory puked on a pile of electronics. We can do better.
Buy an ExtraCore now and make your project permanent.
- Looks just like Arduino UNO to the Arduino environment.
- About the size of a quarter
- On board power regulator. 5.5v - 18v Min/Max. 6.4v -12v recommended.
- Atmega328p 16mhz processor with all the pins broken out. All of them. The more expensive pro-mini can't say that.
- 14 Digital I/O pins pins 3, 5, 6, 9, 10 & 11 are PWM output capable
- 6 Analog I/O pins
- 2 Analog input pins
- FTDI breakout or cable compatible. (Like the Arduino Pro Mini)
- Breadboard friendly layout (0.1" header spacing)
- Comes with an internal 5v power regulator. 6.4 - 12v recommended input voltage.
- AVCC low pass filter.
- AREF pin broken out.
- OSHW Creative Commons CC-BY(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Open Source Hardware
- Ardunio Environment on a computer with USB ports.
- FTDI breakout board or cable
- Advanced users can use avrdude and an external programmer. I use an Arduino with the ISP sketch all the time.
Examples (with V1 ExtraCore)
- ExtraCore running ShiftPWM to control 16 RGB Leds. Video
- ExtraCore powering a model Tardis off a 9v battery. Video 1 Video 2
- How to build an Electronic Bag Pipe "Chanter" - http://www.echanter.com/home/howto-build
- Source - https://github.com/dustinandrews/ExtraCore
- DIY on Instructables - http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-1x1-22-IO-pin-Ardunio-Compatible/
What if this fundraiser doesn't make the goal?
It depends on how many pre-orders there are. If there are enough I have outside investors who might commit to funding a production run. We need to get the number of pre-orders as high as possible. Of course my preference is to make the goal.
Why is the goal so high?
There is a large price break at this number of boards, so to keep the price down we need to make a lot. Also, I will funnel the "profits" from the fundraiser into even more boards so I can keep tindie stocked for a good while yet.
How long will it take to get boards?
Once I have the money it will take 5-10 weeks to get the boards manufactured and they will start shipping as as soon as I get them.
Isn't this just a copy of FemtoDuino or digispark?
ExtraCore V1 came out a year before either of those products. Noboby copied anybody really. More importantly all three boards are quite different and equally awesome. Digi-spark is a low cost very small 6 pin board. FemtoDuino is a slightly higher cost (than ExtraCore), tiny board with an Atmega328. All are great boards and you should buy the one that suites your needs.
I have a project that needs an Atmega328 with slightly different features for my next great invention, can you make me a shield or something? Contact me. I love designing custom Arduino compatible boards. If you need 100+ you may find a custom board to be more cost effective than off the shelf boards.
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