Arduino for beginners: SparkFun ProtoSnap

Pre-wired boards make it even easier to get your Arduino groove on


We all know how Arduino opens the doors to an electronic wonderland…
Well, the bumpy beginner’s road has just become a little smoother thanks to the clever ProtoSnap range from SparkFun.

Pre-wired and ready to use, these units simply need a little programming magic to bring them to life.

Gone are the breadboards, wires, soldering and other preparation/assembly processess. Or rather, not quite gone – they have been sidelined, to return later on when you have become used to the Arduino programming and feel ready to get physical with your hardware. At this point, simply break the ProtoSnap pieces apart and use them individually as your projects require.

Sometimes you just want the hardware to work, so you can focus solely on the software…

It’s all explained in a brief video from one of the SparkFun engineers after the break.  

I have to admit, as excited as I was to hear all about these new boards from SparkFun, my eyes kept turning back to the origami x-wing fighter that Jim has perched on his desk. Copy, gold leader.

The ProtoSnap mini can be purchased from Ponoko, and you can find out more about the rest of the range over at SparkFun.

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One Response to “Arduino for beginners: SparkFun ProtoSnap”

  1. Rich Decibels Says:

    That is really, really slick.