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Nova Basic Kit (a coin sized Arduino Compatible Controller)

SKU: KIT0042

$86.78 AUD, inc GST
$78.89 AUD, exc GST
Nova Basic Kit (a coin sized Arduino Compatible Controller)
86.78 AUD

SKU: KIT0042

$86.78 AUD, inc GST
$78.89 AUD, exc GST


How small a leonardo can be? Just as small as a coin!!
Is it amazing? Yes,it's ture. And we have such a kind of leonardo delivered for you.
Nova----a new generation of leonardo---super small size, super powerful functionality.
Nova is the smallest one amonge all leonardo controllers. It is only 21.5mm long and 20mm wide,so that you can put it in any project which has rigid requirement of size. 
It's also not just a leonardo. We integragte a useful Triple Axis Accelerometer on this small controller. And you can directly read the data of this sensor through IIC communication. You don't have to add another Triple-Axis Accelerometer which will bring unecessary size.
Small size dosen't mean less function. Nova also have 10 digital I/O, 6 analog I/O and 4 PWM I/O. To make full use of Leonardo's commuincation power, we equipped it with independent IIC interface, UART seriel interface and micro USB. Despite many people made mini size leonardo, their ones never have so many interfaces and be so powerful.
People uasully doult if mini Leonardo's interface is friendly to use. For our Nova, you don't have worry about this. We designed a mini expension shield and special digital cable to connect with normal sized sensors. You can find min 3P I/O interface and micro usb on the kit. So just use and program it like Arduino Leonardo and utilize its small size.
To make Nova a ture wearable controller, we also integrate a mini lipo battery management system. You can charge the tiny lipo battery with micro USB. And if there is no USB power, the battery will automatically transfer to stable 5V power.
If you tired with Arduino Lilypad which is powered by Atmega328, try our Nova which has ATmega32u4. 
An RGB LED driven by a Nova and LIPO battery inside
Notice: The battery is not included in the kit.
  • Microcontroller:  ATmega32u4
  • Operating Voltage:5V
  • Digital I/O Pins:10 (of which 4 provide PWM output)
  • Analog Input Pins:6
  • Size:21.5mm * 20mm
  • Envionment Friendly: Rohs Compliance
  • Accelerometer integrated
  • highly compacted power management system for charging and boosting
  • perect for wearable and interactive project
  • Well designed expension shield and cable, easy to use
Specification of microcontroller
  • bootloader:Arduino Leonardo
  • Digital I/O Pins: 10
  • PWM Channels: 4
  • Analog Input Channels: 6
  • Independent UART Seriel interface: (RXD(D0),TXD(D1)
  • Independent IIC Inerface
  • Flash Memory 32 KB (ATmega32u4) of which 4 KB used by bootloader
  • SRAM: 2.5 KB (ATmega32u4)
  • EEPROM: 1 KB (ATmega32u4)
Shipping list
  • Nova controller   *1
  • Nova IO Expension shield  *1
  • Digital Cable    *6
  • Analog Cable      *3
  • UART Serial Cable      *1
  • IIC Cable               *1

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