What is Arduino?
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based around the Atmel AVR microcontroller family. With a free C++ based development environment, Arduino makes it simple to add sensing and control to a huge range of projects, whether you are an engineer, designer, artist or hobbyist. Here at element14 you can find a fantastic range of Arduino boards, shields, tools and learning resources.
Based on the ATmega328 microcontroller, the Uno is a popular and versatile board from Arduino. With 14 digital I/O pins (of which 6 provide PWM), 6 analogue inputs and a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, you can simply connect to a computer via USB and start your next project. You will find an Uno at the heart of many projects, even the LHC at CERN has one!Buy Now
The Arduino Leonardo features an ATmega32u4 MCU and comes with 20 digital I/O pins (7 for PWM), micro USB and ICSP header. Unlike the Uno and other preceding boards, the Leonardo makes use of the built-in USB communication in the MCU so can be used for keyboard or mouse emulation.Buy Now
The Arduino Nano could easily be mistaken for a USB memory stick, but in fact contains the ATmega328 MCU and is great for use on breadboards, like the newer Mini. Sports a USB-B Mini connector to save space!Buy Now
Based on the ATmega2560, the Arduino Mega has more digital IO pins than the Uno footprint including 14 for PWM and 16 analogue inputs. Also features a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, ICSP header, USB connection and reset.Buy Now
Arduino Tinkerkit (starter)
ARDUINO TINKERKIT (STARTER)
Perfect for use with the Arduino Uno, the Starter Kit is a collection of TinkerKit modules which together can form the basis of your next design, without a breadboard or soldering. TinkerKits come in various shapes and sizes, so you can even kit out a whole lab!Buy Now
With an ATmega328 on a redesigned PCB layout, the Arduino Mini is perfect for use on breadboards thanks to its dual inline pins. Of the 14 digital IO pins, 6 can be used for PWM and 8 for analogue inputs.Buy Now