Arduino Esplora

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Product Description

  • The Arduino Esplora is a micro-controller board derived from the Arduino Leonardo.
  • The Esplora differs from all preceding Arduino boards in that it provides a number of built-in, ready-to-use set of onboard sensors for interaction.
  • It’s designed for people who want to get up and running with Arduino without having to learn about the electronics first.
  • For a step-by-step introduction to the Esplora, check out the Getting Started with Esplora guide.
  • The Esplora has onboard sound and light outputs, and several input sensors, including a joystick, a slider, a temperature sensor, an accelerometer, a microphone, and a light sensor. It also has the potential to expand its capabilities with two Tinkerkit input and output connectors, and a socket for a color TFT LCD screen.
  • Like the Leonardo board, the Esplora uses an Atmega32U4 AVR microcontroller with 16 MHzcrystal oscillator and a micro USB connection capable of acting as a USB client device, like a mouse or a keyboard, in addition to a virtual (CDC) serial / COM port.
  • This has other implications for the behavior of the board In the upper left corner of the board there is a reset pushbutton, that you can use to restart the board. 

There are four status LEDS :                                                                                       

  • ON [green] indicates whether the board is receiving power supply
  • L [yellow] connected directly to the micro-controller, accessible through pin 13
  • RX and TX [yellow] indicates the data being transmitted or received over the USB communication
  • The board contains everything needed to support the micro-controller; simply connect it to a computer with a USB cable to get started.

The Esplora has the following on-board inputs and outputs :

  • Analog joystick with central push-button two axis (X and Y) and a center pushbutton.
  • 4 push-buttons laid out in a diamond pattern.
  • Linear potentiometer slider near the bottom of the board.
  • Microphone for getting the loudness (amplitude) of the surrounding environment.
  • Light sensor for getting the brightness.
  • Temperature sensor reads the ambient temperature
  • Three-axis accelerometer measures the board’s relation to gravity on three axes (X, Y, and Z)
  • Buzzer can produce square-waves.
  • RGB led bright LED with Red Green and Blue elements for color mixing.
  • 2 TinkerKit Inputs to connect the TinkerKit sensor modules with the 3-pin connectors.
  • 2 TinkerKit Outputs to connect the TinkerKit actuator modules with the 3-pin connectors.
  • TFT display connector connector for an optional color LCD screen, SD card, or other devices that use the SPI protocol.
  • In order to utilize the total number of available sensors, the board uses an analog multiplexer.
  • This means a single analog input of the micro-controller is shared among all the input channels (except the 3-axis accelerometer).
  • Four additional micro-controller pins choose which channel to read.
Specification
 
Microcontroller ATmega32u4
Operating Voltage 5V
Flash Memory 32 KB of which 4 KB used by bootloader
SRAM 2.5 KB
EEPROM 1 KB
Clock Speed 16 MHz
Lenght 164.04 mm
Width 60 mm
Weight 53 gr

Application

  • Robot remote control
  • PC control like a keyboard or mouse
  • play games on PC

Package Included:  1x Arduino Esplora (Micro Usb not Included)

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