By now you are familiar with the now famous NETMF educational board, the BrainPad. For the last several months the BrainPad has been used by several institutions and we have been busy collecting their feedback and getting their opinions. We diligently sifted through all of the amazing feedback and suggestions, which has led to the new and improved BrainPad. I know what you are thinking, “How could the BrainPad get any better?” Well let me tell you!
First, we updated the firmware so that the BrainPad can be powered and programmed through the on-board USB connection, making it ideal for use with Scratch. Second, the BrainPad now officially supports Click Boards™ from MikroElektronika. If you haven’t checked recently, MikroElektronika has over 150 available Click Boards™ today with many more on the way!
And if you aren’t sitting down then you should! We are now bringing the BrainPad to a new platform…(drum roll please)… The BrainPad is now available for the Arduino community. Yes, you read that correctly, Arduino is now a supported platform for the BrainPad family of educational products. The BrainPad Duino will be available for purchase in December, just in time for the holidays.
We would also like to mention that recently GHI Electronics and MikroElektronika, have been discussing our passion for educating the next generation of makers. If you have had your head buried in work and you are not familiar with MikroElektronika, they are a renowned producer of development tools for various microcontroller architectures. Now I can’t quite spill the beans on these discussions but if I were you, I would stay tuned for some upcoming announcements!
We would like to give a quick “Thank you” to every teacher, student, contributor and to the community for their feedback and contributions.
BrainPad Support Page: https://www.ghielectronics.com/support/brainpad
Click Boards™: http://www.mikroe.com/click/