WHAT’S ALL THIS, WHAT’S ALL THIS?!
Step in Time! That’s right – we’re following up our special edition Evening News Post with a special edition Mid-Week News Post. We gotta keep you folks on your toes somehow.
Actually, the real reason we’re coming to you on this dusty Wednesday afternoon is that we have a pretty nifty announcement. We’re now official distributors of Arduino! Wooooo! While our good ol’ sister site HVW Tech will be carrying most of the new toys, we’re going to make sure at least a few of the fun things make it over this way. Don’t believe us? Here you go, we just received a shipment of the new USB boards, the Arduino Duemilanove (or as I like to call it, the Arduino Da-hooey-hooey-hooey). It’s actually pronounced something along the lines of ‘Do-ay-mill-ah-noh-vah’. But don’t quote me on that. Anyways, onto the juicy details:
Operating Voltage: 5V
Input Voltage (recommended): 7-12V
Input Voltage (limits): 6-20V
Digital I/O Pins: 14 (of which 6 provide PWM output)
Analog Input Pins: 6
DC Current per I/O Pin: 40 mA
DC Current for 3.3V Pin: 50 mA
Flash Memory: 16 KB (ATmega168) or 32 KB (ATmega328) of which 2 KB used by bootloader
SRAM: 1 KB (ATmega168) or 2 KB (ATmega328)
EEPROM: 512 bytes (ATmega168) or 1 KB (ATmega328)
Clock Speed: 16 MHz
“Chris! You MORON!“, you scream at your computer screen, “This stupendous device is rather useless without some way of connecting to it!”
And you would be absolutely right. That’s why we’ve just made available a trusty 6-foot USB A to B cable for all your USB A to B connection needs. See? We got you covered.