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Modified Pico

Vendor's Description: 




The Modified Pico is among the smallest Arduino™ Duemilanove compatible microcontrollers with an on-board USB connection. It is based on the Atmel ATmega328 with 14 digital input/output pins (6 of which can be used as PWM outputs), 8 analog inputs, and a 16 MHz resonator. The input/output pins are all conveniently grouped with the digital pins on one side of the board and the analog pins on the other.


The Pico is intended for low-power connections (3-5 volts DC) and easier integration with breadboard prototyping. It will also work as a less expensive option for semi-permanent installations where a USB connection is desired. It is available as a semi-kit without pre-soldered pin headers, allowing for the use of various types of connectors or wires, or fully assembled with pin headers already soldered for an additional cost.


Minimally designed, the Pico provides most of the features of the Arduino™ Duemilanove in a smaller package than the Nano, including support for auto-reset when a new sketch is uploaded, reverse polarity protection, and a resettable fuse to prevent damage to the board or computer in case of a short. To keep costs low, we used all surface mount components and a thin, two layer design.



ATmega328 running at 16MHz with external resonator (0.5% tolerance)

On-board FTDI232 USB to Serial Connection

Supports auto-reset (choose Duemilanove w/ ATmega328 in the Arduino™ software)

Operating voltage of 2.7 - 5.5 VDC

Schottky diode reverse polarity protection

Auto-sense power input between USB and external source

Resettable 500 mA fuse for overcurrent protection

On-board pin 13 and communication LEDs


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What's the catch? did the dollar quadruple over night?

^__^ For the first time ever I can say that I'll have one of everything in my orderform.

I ordered one andust received the modified pico in the mail.  days for placing the order to getting it in my hands.

 It is definitely a quility product and well worth the price. It included the usb interface unlike other in the price range.

A definite must hae for breadboard work as well as building into other projects.

While you are at it, pick up a couple of the 1 foot usb cable, the sure clean up the wire tangles on the workbench.