STEMTera ARDUINO Compatible Dev Board
Sparkfun's STEMTera ARDUINO compatible dev board features dual microcontrollers (ATmega328P and ATmega32U2) incorporated directly into a solderless breadboard
Sparkfun's STEMTera is an innovation in breadboard history. It is the first breadboard with an Arduino-compatible hardware suite built in that works with thousands of shields. With ATmega32U2 pins exposed, native USB projects can be easily developed using the LUFA framework. The STEMTera also features a LEGO® brick-compatible bottom that empowers projects to be built beyond imagination. This version of the STEMTera is housed in a durable white ABS plastic enclosure.
Since the STEMTera is a development board built directly into a breadboard, it eliminates the need for messy wires to be strewn about the work space. By having two microcontrollers built inside the breadboard, it provides direct access to the ATmega328P’s I/O pins. With the 21 I/O pins of the ATmega32U2 exposed, users will be able to develop native USB projects with ease. These extra I/O pins can work directly with the LUFA framework without having a middleman to translate messages as with the original Arduino UNO. Additionally, the STEMTera is pin-to-pin compatible with an Arduino UNO R3 shield and supports multiple IDEs, including Atmel® Studio, Arduino IDE, AVR-GCC, AVR-GCC with LUFA, Scratch, and more.
The STEMTera even has a LEGO-compatible 10 x 14 bottom cover that enables LEGO bricks to be connected directly into the breadboard without using special mounting techniques or adapters.