Adafruit Flora is based on Atmega 32u4 microcontroller, which powers Arduino Mega and Leonardo. There is an onboard polarized 2 JST battery connector with protection Schottky diode for use with external battery packs from 3.5v to 9v DC. Given its compatibility with Arduino, most of the sketches would run without modifications. You can use the same Arduino IDE with that you may already be familiar.The FLORA is small (1.75″ diameter, weighing 4.4 grams). The FLORA family also has the best stainless steel threads, sensors, GPS modules and chainable LED NeoPixels, perfect accessories for the FLORA main board.
The FLORA has built-in USB support. Built in USB means you plug it in to program it, it just shows up – all you need is a Micro-B USB cable, no additional purchases are needed! We have a modified version of the Arduino IDE so Mac & Windows users can get started fast – or with the new 1.6.4+ Arduino IDE, it takes only a few seconds to add Flora-support. The FLORA has USB HID support, so it can act like a mouse or keyboard to attach directly to computers.
FLORA has onboard power switch connected to 2A power FET for safe and efficient battery on/off control, so you can power quite a bit without burning out your switch. The FLORA has an onboard 3.3v 250mA regulator with a protection diode and USB fuse so that the microcontroller voltage is consistent and can power common 3.3v modules and sensors.The FLORA is made in NYC at Adafruit, it was designed by Limor Fried (Ladyada), Adafruit’s founder and engineer. Adafruit has a proven track record of providing 100+ high-quality libraries for Arduino/Arduino IDE, hundreds of tutorials, open-source code and contributions to the Arduino project. Ladyada was a member of the MIT wearables group and likes to sew.
- Dimensions: 45mm round x 7mm thick/ 1.8″ round x 0.3″ thick
- Weight: 4.7g
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