When you are designing a new product, you always need a few prototyping modules to get you going, and save some time.
It is therefor quite important that you choose quality products, because you will after all be using them quite often. Good products are also quite expensive.
The Ideal prototyping module, in our opinion, is a module that:
– Works out of the box, every time, no questions asked.
– Provides access to all of the peripherals of the specific chip/device
– Has great documentation, in an easy to reach location
– Working and reliable code examples
– Efficient Customer support for when things do go wrong
– Value for money
The following list is carefully curated. It only contains products from companies that we use ourselves. They produce most of their products in house, have strict quality control, and conforms to all of the requirements listed
Cytron Maker Nano RP2040
The Raspberry Pi Pico (RP2040) Microcontroller took us all by surprise. Building on their very successful Maker Series, Cytron recently released the Maker Nano RP2040. It has all the features of the original Raspberry Pi Pico, but
with added Cytron goodies similar to the Maker Nano… Led’s on the GPIO Lines, a Buzzer, as well as two RGB LED’s. The board is Arduino IDE, as well as Circuit Python and Micropython capable.
Cytron Maker Pi RP2040
Getting started with a robotics project could not be easier. Cytron Maker Pi RP2040 Robotics development platform will have you covered. Two Motor controllers, Built-in LiPo battery Charger, Buzzer, Grove ports and all the other goodies
from the Maker Series. A well designed development board, that is easy to get started with right out of the box.