On October 11 I blogged for our OLIMEXINO-NANO which is already in production and will be ready for sale on November 1st
With dimensions only 30×30 mm NANO is really cool, but we wanted to see if we can go smaller
As you know on November 2 and 3rd there is OpenFest and we are partnering with the organizers and will make hardware hackathon where everyone who want to learn soldering to may build his own Arduino which to take with him. For this purpose we had to make some small but easy to solder board mostly with PTH components which are easy to solder for beginners.
This is how we made OLIMEXINO-85 you see above on the picture it’s only 30×20 mm and it’s made to make easy breadboarding:
For OpenFest we are preparing 100 kits of OLIMEXINO-85 which will contain all components, so everyone who want to try soldering can build his own Arduino with the kit.
All they use V-USB AVR emulation of USB with bit-banging and although ATTiny85 have no USB port it works as USB 1.1 device and have bootloader which can be tweaked to work with Arduino.
Unpleasant surprise for those who want to make the design is that on
Littlewire.cc and Adafruit.com the software they publish compile but missing right config words for the AVR which will obstracle people who want to DIY this design.
Digispark is the only board from the three above with proper sources and working HEX files and published pre-build Arduino IDE with ATTiny85 supported.
OLIMEXINO-85 (in kit form for DIY learning how to soldering) will be on our web tomorrow for sale with price EUR 4.00, which is probably lowest cost Arduino board on the market, for those who are lazy and do not want to solder the assembled and tested version will sells for EUR 6.00
We work on another version with only SMT components which have build-in Lipo battery charger and possibility to run on 3.3V and 5V named OLIMEXINO-85BC (battery – charger) this version will be perfect for wearable electronics and will be available in November the price is EUR 8.00 and will be offered only in assembled state.