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Propeller Platform Module

Vendor's Description: 

The Propeller Platform module includes an 80Mhz, 160 MIPS Parallax Propeller microcontroller, 32kb of EEPROM with space for a second EEPROM, 5V and 3.3V Voltage Regulators and the pin sockets to add additional Gadget Gangster Platform modules like the LCD UI module or the Prototyper module. All Gadget Gangster Platform Modules utilize .1" pin spacing and are breadboard compatible.

What is the Gadget Gangster Platform?

The Gadget Gangster Platform is a lot like the Arduino with a few improvements on the basic idea;

1 - Modules (a.k.a. shields) can be connected to each other on top or bottom. For example, you might have a Propeller module in the middle, an LCD UI on the top, and a prototyper on the bottom. We've got a few initial modules to start, and we'll continue to expand on the selection with more modules and microcontrollers.

2 - They're breadboard compatible and you can use Platform modules in combination with other project boards.

3 - The board footprint is 3.8" x 2.5", which is the same footprint as ExpressPCB's MiniBoard service, so adding your own custom module is inexpensive and straightforward.

4 - Because they're featured in Jon Williams' Spin Zone column in Nuts and Volts, they're well documented. The Propeller Platform Module will be the basis for many of projects described in his upcoming columns.

5 - Projects designed on the Gadget Gangster Platform can be shared and sold on Gadget Gangster.  You can also use Platform Modules in combination with our other project boards (like an LCD UI on top of a Boss Board).

6 - Platform Modules are licensed under the MIT license (essentially public domain), giving you more flexibility than more restrictive licenses like Creative Commons Share-alike.

There's more info on Gadget Gangster. I also did a little video demonstration here.