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Friday, September 12, 2008

New Arduino form factor


A couple of new versions of Arduino boards can be found on Arduino blog: the Arduino Pro and the Arduino Pro Mini (depicted here). Both work at 3.3V and I think that makes them ideal for battery-powered applications.

In my case I'm going to create a small circuit to interface the Mini to an XBee wireless module to create a smallish wireless sensor. Hopefully I'll get much longer operation times than those Rob Faludi measured with Diecimila and XBee shield.

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