Nano extension board

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at
Mon Dec 14 21:38:44 EST 2009

I see. In many ways, this board is independent of Nano, especially if it 
uses USB to interface.

In this case it is like a generic IO board that could be made compatible 
with the Arduino boot loader, allowing you to take advantage of a huge 
amount of already done work and tap into a well established community.

In fact, your board might be useful to people who need something more 
powerful than Arduino, but similar to Arduino so they don't need to 
learn too much new material.

As you well know there are a number of third-party Arduino compatible 
boards with different features and strengths. Sounds like this would be 
the ideal place.

I think too a light version of the Arduino IDE would be useful to a much 
larger community than Nano users, for example Android or iPhone users.

In fact I'd be very surprised if there wasn't already an effort to make 
an Arduino IDE that can run on an iPhone.

Regardless, I think this is very interesting and I'd love to hear more. 
I personally can see this being a great platform for teaching and 
developing interactive art projects. (I electronics for artists.)


Carlos Camargo wrote:
> Hi Michael thanks for your reply
> Arduino is a very good piece of hardware, but lack some functionalities 
> that we want to add to Nano:
> 1. A lot of Digital GPIOs, for using as PWM, useful in robotic 
> applications, for drive servo-controllers
> 2. A fast analog acquisition channel. 
> 3. One Programmable Logic Device, for custom peripherals, like: Image 
> sensor controller, LED driver, etc
> Of course we can use the same Arduino's concept in our API.
> Carlos
> -- 
> Carlos Iván Camargo Bareño
> Profesor Asistente
> Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica
> Universidad Nacional de Colombia
> cicamargoba at <mailto:cicamargoba at>

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