Ten million Arduino UNO boards have been shipped since its launch in 2010, and the Arduino team has designed the Arduino UNO Mini Limited Edition to celebrate the impressive milestone.
The Arduino UNO Mini has basically all the same features as the original Arduino UNO but uses a quarter of the area, and features a USB Type-C port for programming the board with the Arduino IDE.
Arduino UNO Mini Limited Edition specifications:
- Microcontroller – Microchip ATmega328P 8-bit AVR microcontroller @ 16 MHz with 2KB SRAM, 32KB flash, 1 KB EEPROM
- USB – 1x USB Type-C port
- Expansion via female headers and castellated holes
- 14x digital I/O pins (GPIO, I2C, SPI, UART)
- 6x PWM I/O pins
- 6x analog input pins
- Misc – Button, Some LEDs
- Input Voltage – 6-20V via VIN/GND pins or 5V via USB-C port
- Operating Voltage – 5V
- Dimensions – 34.2 x 26.7 x 8mm
- Weight – About 8 grams
The Arduino UNO Mini LE board comes with 1.27mm pitch headers instead of the usual 2.54 pitch header to keep the same number of I/Os as the original board, meaning Arduino shields can’t be used directly, but as a bonus, the board castellated holes mean it could be soldered on a potential carrier board. While the board is similar to Arduino UNO, it still has its own documentation.
Since it’s meant as a collectible item, the package had to look nice, and it does with a black and gold design and signatures from the five initial Arduino creators, namely Massimo Banzi, David Cuartielles, Tom Igoe, Gianluca Martino, and David Mellis.
If you’d like to get your own, you can pre-order the board for $45 or 40 Euros on the Arduino Store. Shipments are expected to start in early December.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
So basically this is a collectible microcontroller.