Beetle (1Pc)

The new generation "Beetle" controller derives its core notion from minimalism without compromising functionality. It comes with Atmel AtMega32u4 (datasheet) @16MHz clock time and has an expanded number of interfaces: 10 digital pins, 5 analog pins and 4 pwm pins. To further make it user-friendly, it is compatible with Micro USB so that direct programming and testing is no longer a headache. Select "Arduino Leonardo (tools >board > Arduino Leonardo in Arduino IDE), the ATmega32U4 comes preburned with a boot-loader that allows you to upload any new code that is applicable to Arduino Leonardo.

As a minimized version of Arduino Leonardo, it enjoys similar powerful functions. Beetle aims to solve problems of low-cost controller, ease-of-use and a low-cost solution for disposable projects, such as DIY and educational projects, workshops, gift projects or e-textiles. For students and makers on a hardware purchasing budget the Beetle can be a great solution.

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left to right: DFRduino Leonardo, Nano, Nova and Beetle

  • 20mm X 22mm compact size
  • Direct downloading and testing via Micro USB
  • V-shaped large-size gold-plated IO ports make it convenient for the user to twist wires upon, and can also be directly sewn on clothes with conductive thread.
  • Two honeycomb shape gold-plated power interface
  • Magic light blue soft BLINK indicator
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Data Sheets
  • Microcontroller: ATmega32u4
  • Clock Speed: 16 MHz
  • Operating Voltage: 5V DC
  • Digital I/O Pins: 10 
  • PWM Channels: 4 
  • Analog Input Channels: 5 
  • UART: 1 
  • I2C: 1 
  • Micro USB: 1 
  • Power Ports: 2 
  • Flash Memory: 32 KB of which 4KB used by bootloader
  • SRAM: 2.5 KB
  • EEPROM: 1 KB