Gizduino is based on the popular Arduino Diecimilia, it is an open source computing platform based on a simple input/output (I/O) board and the use of standard programming language; in otherwords, it is a tool for implementing a program you have designed. Gizduino is programmed using the IDE (Integrated Development Environment), which can be donwloaded free from http://arduino.cc
Gizduino is ideal for beginner programmers and hobbyists because of its simplicity compared to other platforms. It is a multiplatform environment; it can run on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. It is programmable via USB cable, which makes it more accessible and allows communication with the computer.
It is based on the Atmega68 microcontroller developed by Atmel which is what was used in the Arduino Diecimilia. It is pin by pin compatible with Diecimilia and it contains the arduino bootloader and can run all arduino code
One of the major differences is it used a prolific chip PL2303 instead of FTDI. The prolific drivers can be downloaded here.
|Recommended Input Voltage||7-12 V|
|Input Voltage Limits||6-20 V|
|Digital I/O Pins||14 (6 provides PWM output)|
|Analog Input Pins||6|
|Flash Memory||16 KB (2 KB used by bootloader)|
MEMORY – Gizduino uses an ATmega168 microcontroller which has 16KB flash memory, 2KB of which is used for the bootloader. It has 1KB SRAM and 512 byytes of EEPROM.
POWER – Gizduino can be powered by the USB connection or an external power supply. The external power supply can be an AC-DC adapter connected to the power jack or a battery with the positive end connected to VIN power pin and negative pin to GND pin.
DIGITAL I/O PINS – There are 14 digital input/output pins in the Gizduino. 6 of which are also analog output pins, pins 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11. Pin 13 has a built in LED (light emmiting diode) in the board marked with “L”.
ANALOG INPUT PINS – Used for reading external components with varying voltage reading such as sensors.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 03 August, 2011.