If anyone is interested in getting one of these, Chris is shipping me 10,
so shout up now and we can get them all sent up in one bundle. The order
is being placed at 4pm today, so be quick!
Its an AVR based usb key, nice and easy to program in C from linux, mac or
windows, and it can show up as anything, serial device, keyboard, mouse,
pendrive. Think of it as a super cheap teensy.---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chris McClelland email@example.com
Date: 7 February 2012 19:27
Subject: [london-hack-space] Minimus AVR USB dev boards at £2.50 each!
To: London Hackspace firstname.lastname@example.org
I just noticed that ModTraders are selling Minimus AVR USB dev boards
at £2.50 each for 100+ quantities:
Basically it’s an Atmel AT90USB162 on a PCB with a 16MHz crystal, a
RESET and HWB button, a couple of LEDs and a USB type A plug. The
microcontroller has 16KiB of flash (12KiB if you want to keep the
factory-programmed USB bootloader intact), 512 bytes of RAM, 512 bytes
of EEPROM, a Full-Speed (12Mbit/s) device-only USB peripheral with 176
bytes of endpoint FIFO space, an analog comparator, a couple of
timers, a UART, a master/slave SPI, 21 I/Os and an on-chip 3.3v
regulator. With a bit of hackery you can get it to work at +5v or
+3.3v, taking power either from an external source or from the USB
bus. The I/Os are brought out to a 0.1"-pitch DIL arrangement, so it’s
great for prototyping. It runs many of Dean Camera’s LUFA examples.
I bought a few several weeks ago and have found them to be extremely
Anyone interested in clubbing together to buy 100 of them? I can
probably justify buying 30 or 40 for myself, but more than that starts
looking like serious squirrel-mania.