Development Boards allow makers to fast track straight into programming within an ecosystem / family of microcontrollers / single board computers. Our favourite Development Boards are in their own categories which can be found here:

Development Boards allow makers to fast-track straight into programming within an ecosystem/family of microcontrollers / single board computers. Our favourite Development Boards are in their own curated categories which can be found here:

If you are after a specific chipset or range of features/peripherals try our search or ask over on our Maker Forum!

Favourites

The flagship development boards for Maker projects, the Pico W, Arduino Uno, and Raspberry Pi SBC are loved by all with huge amounts of documentation, projects and interesting findings behind each.

If you are getting into the hobby they are excellent boards to get started with, and they're all a Maker Favourite!

  1. Raspberry Pi Pico W with Soldered Male Headers
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    SKU: CE09115 Brand: Raspberry Pi Guides (1)

    Raspberry Pi PIco W with male headers pre-soldered to the board by our skilled makers here at Core Electronics.

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    125 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  2. Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2GB
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    98% of 100
    SKU: CE06424 Brand: Raspberry Pi Guides (16)

    The 2GB variant of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.

    $73.80 AUD, inc GST
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    690 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  3. Arduino Uno R3
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    99% of 100
    SKU: A000066 Brand: Arduino Guides (17)
    The Arduino UNO is the most used board in the family of Arduino boards. If you are starting out with Arduino, this is the board to get.
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    66 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  4. Raspberry Pi Pico WH (Wireless WiFi, with Headers)
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    SKU: CE08704 Brand: Raspberry Pi

    This is the Raspberry Pi Pico W with headers pre-soldered for quick prototyping and projects!

    $11.55 AUD, inc GST
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    684 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th

ESP32

Check out Espressif's line of WiFi/Bluetooth enabled Microcontrollers. The ever-growing family of microcontrollers is guaranteed to have a feature-set that will work for your project, and an extensive list of community-made projects!

Some boards may require a USB-Serial programmer or expansion board to program them, look for an onboard serial - UART converter

  1. SparkFun Thing Plus - ESP32 WROOM (USB-C)
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    SKU: WRL-20168 Brand: Sparkfun Guides (1)
    The USB-C variant of ESP32 Thing Plus is a development board with WiFi, SPP, BLE, Qwiic connector, 21 I/O pins, RGB status LED, and micro SD card slot...
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    12 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  2. ProS3 ESP32-S3 Dev board
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    SKU: CE08579 Brand: Unexpected Maker
    Introducing the ProS3 - The Ultimate Pro ESP32-S3 Development Board Ships with a set of male headers you can solder on if required. Each ProS3 ships...
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    15 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  3. ESP32-CAM Development Board
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    SKU: DFR0602 Brand: DFRobot Guides (1)
    ESP32-CAM is a low-cost ESP32-based development board with onboard camera, small in size. It is an ideal solution for IoT application, prototypes constructions and...

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  4. Adafruit HUZZAH32 – ESP32 Feather Board (pre-soldered)
    SKU: ADA3591 Brand: Adafruit Guides (2)
    Aww yeah, it's the Feather you have been waiting for, this time with pre-assembled headers! The HUZZAH32 is Adafruit's ESP32-based Feather, made with the official WROOM32...
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    1 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th

STM32

Known for their reliability and industry-level documentation, STMicroelectronics line of STM32 microcontrollers offers a huge range of onboard peripherals, high pin counts, and a huge amount of community support.

  1. Nucleo-F446RE (STM32F446RE)
    SKU: CE08643
    NUCLEO-F446RE, STM32 Nucleo development board with STM32F446RET6 MCU
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    6 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  2. STM32F411 BlackPill Development Board
    SKU: ADA4877 Brand: Adafruit
    This simple development board for the STM32F411 is a great way to add a powerful STM chip to your next project. Featuring the STM32F411CEU6, this chip has 512 KB of flash, 128 KB of SRAM, and runs at 100 MHz. There's a spot on the bottom for SOIC flash memory - you could solder on a 2 MB SPI flash memory chip to give yourself more space for datalogging or file storage.
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    2 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th

Nordic Semiconductor

If you want low-power wireless look no further than Nordic Semiconductor! These feature-packed dev-boards offer unmatched wireless features such as mesh connectivity, the latest Bluetooth technologies, and optimised power consumption across all modes.

  1. Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 USB Dongle
    SKU: CE07760 Brand: Nordic
    The nRF52840 Dongle is a small, low-cost USB dongle that supports Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, ZigBee, 802.15.4, ANT and 2.4 GHz proprietary protocols. The...
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    23 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  1. Teensy 4.1 (Headers)
    SKU: DEV-16996 Brand: Sparkfun
    The Teensy 4.1 is the newest iteration of the astoundingly popular development platform that features an ARM Cortex-M7 processor at 600MHz, with a NXP iMXRT1062...
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    8 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  2. Teensy 4.1
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    SKU: DEV-16771 Brand: Sparkfun
    The Teensy 4.1 is newest iteration of the astoundingly popular development platform that features an ARM Cortex-M7 processor at 600MHz, with a NXP iMXRT1062 chip...
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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 5 to 8 day lead time

FPGA

MOOOOAAAAAR POWAAAA - Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) let you program transistor logic into an IC.

Amongst the fastest SoCs in the Maker Market, they are deployed for applications where results are needed in real-time, for example, Medical scanning hardware, Machine learning, Oscilloscopes, and many many more!

  1. Fomu for One - ICE40 FPGA Development Board
    SKU: CE07318 Brand: Maker Community
    Fomu is a programmable FPGA device that fits inside a USB port. It has four buttons, an RGB LED, and an FPGA that is compatible with a fully open source chain and capable of running a RISC-V core. Fomu comes in a custom plastic enclosure that slots perfectly into a USB Type-A port.
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    2 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  2. DE0-Nano - Altera Cyclone IV FPGA starter board
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    80% of 100
    SKU: ADA451 Brand: Adafruit
    For every day projects, microcontrollers are low-cost and easy to use. But when you have a project that needs raw power and high speed you may want to check out...

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Peripherals included!

Pick up a development board with some peripherals attached! From cameras, to displays, there's a board in here for any project!

  1. Inky Frame 7.3" (Pico W Aboard) - Inky Frame + Accessory Kit
    SKU: PIM671 Brand: Pimoroni
    An extra-large Pico W powered E Ink® photo frame / home dashboard / life organiser with glorious seven colour display and wireless connectivity...
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    2 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  2. Cosmic Unicorn (Pico W Aboard)
    SKU: PIM670 Brand: Pimoroni
    A *super sized* programmable 32 x 32 LED matrix / sign with wireless connectivity and oodles of extras! ??...
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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 8 to 12 day lead time
  3. Inky Impression 7.3" (7 colour ePaper/E Ink HAT)
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    SKU: PIM667 Brand: Pimoroni
    An extra large 7.3" (800 x 480 pixel) 7 colour E Ink™ display for Raspberry Pi...
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    10 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  4. Inky Frame 7.3" (Pico W Aboard) - Inky Frame Only
    SKU: PIM655 Brand: Pimoroni
    An extra-large Pico W powered E Ink® photo frame / home dashboard / life organiser with glorious seven colour display and wireless connectivity...

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Small form factor

Looking to cram your project into a tight space? All of these development boards cram a fully-fledged microcontroller into a tiny-form factor, great for wearable projects!

  1. RP2040-Zero, a Pico-like MCU Board Based on Raspberry Pi RP2040
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    SKU: CE08607 Brand: Waveshare
    RP2040-Zero, A Low-Cost, High-Performance Pico-Like MCU Board Based On Raspberry Pi Microcontroller RP2040...
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    87 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  2. SparkFun Qwiic Pro Micro - USB-C (ATmega32U4)
    SKU: DEV-15795 Brand: Sparkfun
    Here at SparkFun, we refuse to leave 'good enough' alone. That's why we're adding to our line-up of Arduino-compatible microcontrollers once more! The SparkFun Qwiic...
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    4 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  3. Adafruit Trinket - Mini Microcontroller - 5V Logic
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    SKU: ADA1501 Brand: Adafruit
    As of October 9th, 2015 the 5V Trinket comes with a micro-USB connector instead of a mini-USB connector! Trinket may be small, but do not be fooled by its size!...
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    54 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th

Wearables and Education

These development boards are oriented toward Educators and Makers starting their programming journey

Check out our School Education category for fully-fledged kits, robots, and electronic kits for the classroom!

For everything wearable have a look through our dedicated list of easy-to-set-up boards and accessories.

  1. micro:bit V2.2 GO Bundle
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE07354 Brand: micro:bit Guides (7)
    Micro:bit V2 Go Bundle has everything makers need to take their projects on the go with them. With this kit, you are ready to start learning how to code and work with electronics.
    $31.85 AUD, inc GST
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    33 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  2. Circuit Playground Bluefruit - ALPHA - Bluetooth Low Energy
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    SKU: ADA4333 Brand: Adafruit
    Circuit Playground Bluefruit is Adafruit's third board in the Circuit Playground series, another step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. Adafruit have...
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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 7 to 10 day lead time
  3. Circuit Playground Express
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    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA3333 Brand: Adafruit Guides (20)
    Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. Adafruit have taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and made it even better! Not only did they pack even more sensors in, They also made it even easier to program.
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    71 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  4. Makey Makey Classic by JoyLabz
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    SKU: KIT-14478 Brand: Makey Makey Guides (2)
    You may be the greatest living banana pianist, but how will you ever know if you don’t make yourself a banana piano? Good news! That project and countless others are easier than you think with Makey Makey. Using the Makey Makey you can make anything into a key just by connecting a few alligator clips
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    39 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th

Single Board Computers

With far more grunt than a microcontroller a Single Board Computer offers much more computing power and an operating system to run programs and concurrent tasks,

  1. Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2GB
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    98% of 100
    SKU: CE06424 Brand: Raspberry Pi Guides (16)

    The 2GB variant of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.

    $73.80 AUD, inc GST
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    690 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  2. Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 8GB
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    SKU: CE06974 Brand: Raspberry Pi Guides (9)

    This is the NEW 8GB variant of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.

    $127.90 AUD, inc GST
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    628 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  3. Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 4GB
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    99% of 100
    SKU: CE06425 Brand: Raspberry Pi Guides (14)

    The 4GB variant of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.

    $93.90 AUD, inc GST
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    417 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  4. NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit (V3)
    SKU: DEV-16271 Brand: Sparkfun
    Cue theme music..."Meet NVIDIA Jetson!" The latest addition the Jetson family, the NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ Developer Kit (V3) delivers the performance to run modern...
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    5 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  5. LattePanda Delta 4G/32GB – Tiny Ultimate Windows / Linux Device
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    100% of 100
    SKU: DFR0543 Brand: DFRobot
    The Delta Edition uses an Intel 8th generation Celeron N4100 processor. This Celeron processor is the perfect choice for features and price as a main robotics controller, interactive project core, IoT edge device or AI brain.
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    3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Dec 12th
  6. LattePanda (2G/32GB/Without Win10 License) - The Most Powerful Win10 Dev Board
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    100% of 100
    SKU: DFR0444 Brand: LattePanda Guides (4)

    LattePanda is a complete Windows 10 computer on a single board! It includes everything a regular PC has and can do anything that a regular PC does. It is compatible with almost every gadget you know: printers, joysticks, cameras and more.

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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 7 to 10 day lead time
  1. EdgeLogix-RPI-1000-CM4104032
    SKU: SS102991734 Brand: Seeed Studio
    EdgeLogix-RPI-1000-CM4104032 Raspberry Pi-based industrial controller offers you the greatest performance when it comes to the novel automation essentials...
    $1,084.95 AUD, inc GST
    As low as $1,009.00 AUD, inc GST

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