January 29, 2013

Make your own LeoStick to Arduino conversion shield

 Although the Freetronics LeoStick is designed for more compact applications, and also has it's own matching prototyping shields - there may come a time when you'd like to use it with full-sized Uno-compatible shields. It seems that Instructables user "nerdling" has had the same thoughts, and published Cadsoft EAGLE board files for a simple adaptor shield that accepts a LeoStick and brings the I/O to match the normal Uno size shields.

Well done to the creator, and we look forward to your future work - in the meanwhile, check out their files here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

So what is a LeoStick? It's the Arduino Leonardo-compatible board that's cheaper and smaller than the original:

 Apart from being one of the smallest Arduino-compatibles on the market with USB, it also has an onboard RGB LED and piezo which can be used a knock sensor and various tune and sound effects. Plus you can add extra circuitry with the matching protostick! For more information and to order, click here.

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