Phoenard says is World’s 1st Arduino-compatible Prototyping gadget

By on December 16, 2014
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Phoenard project just got funded on Kickstarter: is an All-in-one Arduino-compatible prototyping Gadget powered, essentially a pocket-sized prototyping platform which you can use instead of an Arduino board Arduino, obviously having much more features:

  • Rich Features: Self-programmed, Full-color touchscreen display, on-board battery and much more are included
  • Portability: Being pocket-sized with dimension only 11.8 x 6.1 x 1.1 cm, making it comfortable to bring along with you
  • ‘Operating Environment’: Not only introducing an ease to the user, but its OE making the Phoenard a one-of-a-kind product
  • Multi-functionality: Stop putting away your development board when left unused; slide Phoenard into your pocket as your Gadget instead
  • On-Board Course: Perfect for starting prototypers. No need to have programming skills or have a computer with you, as the Phoenard itself can guide you
  • 100% Arduino-Compatible: No need to worry about compatibility issues, as it is powered by the same Microcontroller and protocol as the Arduino Mega
  • Extendability: Easy access to your project with Phoenard extensions, simply plug-and-play and run your sketches

via Phoenard: World’s 1st Arduino-compatible Prototyping Gadget by Phoenard — Kickstarter.

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  1. john rieper

    December 16, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Great idea – but the mcu is utterly underpowered. It needs an extra and expensive chip for mp3 decoding, graphics is slow, only one app can at a time and i am missing some extra buttons. Even arduino compatibility would be possible with a Cortex M3/M4 (arduino due!) or even an embedded linux plattform (Arduino Tre, Intel Galileo, Intel Edison …).

  2. johnBas5

    December 16, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    If the idea is to make it a portable device it will need to be energy efficient.
    Using a low powered mcu it’s strange the designer didn’t choose to use an e-ink display

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