The Pinoccio Board
The little Pinoccio board sizes in at roughly 1 by 2 inches. However, don't let its small size fool you. It houses an Atmega256 with a built-in radio and is Arduino compatible. It also includes 12 GPIO pins -- 8 analog input pins and 4 that allow pulse-width-modulation.
In addition, it has an on-board temperature sensor and RGB LED. Just as with the Spark Core, it supports all the standard communication protocols except it has two UART ports and a dedicated I2C connection. Furthermore, it also has an on-board LiPo battery that can be charged through a micro USB cable. And just as with the Spark Core, this device allows users to update the firmware through the 2.4 GHz 802.15.4 wireless connection.
The Pinoccio was funded through the crowd-funding site Indiegogo and is still in its manufacturing phases. It's due to begin shipping the devices very soon, with an expected ship date of end of September. Along with all the tech specs mentioned above, users who purchase this board can expect to have access to all the Eagle files and bills of materials, due to it being an open-source hardware project.
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