Ciao, Femtoduino!

Arduinos is one of the great examples of open source.  The open license of the product allows for a variety of form factors to be available.  As much as it is recommended, I always found the Uno model to be big.  I started messing around the pro mini series, a much smaller form factor and fit most of my project ideas.  For projects requiring even smaller size, I figured I would eventually leverage a PCB service to make a super lean form factor.  Or find someone else who has done all the work.

 

One such result is the Femtoduino, and I bought mine from Femtoduino.com (the creator and the seller are not the same person)

contents of Femtoduino Kit (+ pro mini + penny for size comparison)
contents of Femtoduino Kit (+ pro mini + penny for size comparison)

The pro mini has been my trusty and comfortable size, as it is much smaller than its larger siblings and I am able to fit it into almost anything(e.g. gloves, caps, medals).

 

With the Femtoduino, I can realize a larger range of projects(e.g. necklaces, watches, maybe even goggles).  I will definitely have fun with this!

 

Femtoduino in its cradle + Arduino Pro Mini + penny
Femtoduino in its cradle + Arduino Pro Mini + penny

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