Mini Ultra 8 MHz Plus is finally out for sale. The design went through several iterations before the final version (from the full feature white board on the left of the image above to the final version on the most right). We want the cost to be optimized in order for people to be able to deploy them in bigger volume applications like for example wireless sensor network. So, we had to strip off some on of the feature available on the initial design. Having an Arduino board factor allows you to test them with available shields in the market before you eventually make a power optimized version of that shield as not many shields out there are optimized for low power applications.
We have a small batch of them available now for sale with the larger batch coming later by end of March.
Here’s a Mini Ultra 8 MHz Plus with a custom XBee shield stacked on top:
Program or sketches can be loaded using the usual FTDI USB-TTL adapter:
Warning: Please take note that the available documentation on Mini Ultra 8 MHz Plus is currently very thin (there are only schematic and design files available as a start). We promise we’ll put more effort on the documentation once the manufacturing of the bigger batch is completed.