smARtMAKER All-in-One Kit + extras

I finally received my stuff on Tuesday – quite a wait seeing it was paid for in November 2012!

All-in-One + a few other bits

All-in-One + a few other bits

I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with it! I’ve learned a fair bit since it seemed like a really good idea. I’ll tackle lots of things now that I wouldn’t back then – like the reflow oven project – and I’ve even got my first circuit board “in the post”.

Still, I’ve got it so might as well figure out if I can use it for quick prototyping – less wires would be good, I hate wires 🙁

I took the smARtCORE L (Arduino Leonardo compatible) and sat it on a “QUAD” board with the free RGB LED and the 5 LED board. A quick hack of some code on Gist that I found a link to and here we go…

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I still feel there’s some potential here for simplifying interaction with Arduino type stuff – especially as it comes with Leonardo, Uno and Mega compatible boards. There’s also an Android ADK board which might be interesting to have a play with.

One item was missing from the stuff I was sent. That’s been posted out to me from China. Also, a good many of the additional boards I ordered are on “back-order” – unfortunately this includes the Electric Imp adapters.

I guess I’ll keep plugging away with it in the background to see what I can make of it.

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