The Arduino Micro

The Arduino Micro is quickly becoming one of my favorite micro controllers to use for prototyping. It has all of the goodness that was in the Leonardo with out all of the wasted space. It fits perfectly in a bread board. It has 20 digital input/output pins (7 can be used as PWM outputs and 12 as analog inputs), a 16 MHz crystal, a micro USB connection, an ICSP header, and a reset button. What more do you really need for prototyping small projects? Buying this arduino from adafruit would be a nice way to support all of the good work they do(notice the mention of adafruit on the back of the board). Thanks for bringing us this product! Just one little side note.. on the Micro, the Serial class refers to USB (CDC) communication; for TTL serial on pins 0 and 1, use the Serial1 class. If you are used to the Leonardo this is not new but if you are coming from the Ardiono Uno this could throw you a slight curve. More info can be found here.

Arduino Micro

Arduino Micro

 

Dorsal view of Arduino Micro

Dorsal view of Arduino Micro

 

Arduino Micro Pinout

Arduino Micro Pinout

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