• Start your electronics and coding project with the user friendly, open source, and very powerful Intel Edison Arduino Kit
• Use with Arduino shields to enhance your project
• Utilising a powerful dual-core, dual-threaded, 500 MHz Intel Atom
• Can be powered using a USB-B or external DC power supplies
• With 20 Digital I/O pins easily control many components from RGB LEDs to Servos, screens and more
• Using Arduino has never been easier, with thousands of tips, tricks and guides readily available
• Integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE for quick wireless application
• Support for more than 30 industry-standard I/O interfaces via a 70-pin connector
• Support for Yocto embedded Linux, Arduino, Python, Node.js, and Wolfram environmentsReasons to pick the Intel Edison with Arduino
The powerful and versatile Intel Edison, running on an Open-sourced Arduino kit. Start any electronics or coding projects readily available online in the huge Maker community, or design a project yourself.
The Intel Edison Arduino kit gives you a great amount of I/O pins to work with, a power, reset, shield reset and recovery mode buttons, you are also supplied with machine screw holes to mount the board however you please. You are provided with a powerful 500 MHz Dual-core, Dual-threaded Intel Edison chip, and an Intel Quark Microcontroller, makes sure that any resource hungry projects will be more than catered for; as it will allow a mass amount of calculation or transmission of information in comparison to most other Arduino related boards.
Connections and Expansion
The Intel Edison Module provides AC Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0, which it shares with the Arduino board, an additional antenna can also be connected to increase the range and strength. The Arduino Kit comes well equipped, providing a further: Micro SD for storage expansion, USB Host to plug a keyboard into, or even your mobile phone, and a USB Client easy updating.
Arduino shields come in many shapes and sizes, from providing solder-able break-out boards, a 1.8" TFT screen with micro SD slot and joystick, to a servo and motor control board. Another great range of accessories are called Breakouts, tiny shields that link together just as easy usually providing more specific uses. Shields and Breakouts allow you to more easily manage a lot of components in any project, you can view our range of shields and breakouts by clicking here.
What will you make?
With the ever expanding range of tutorial guides available, you can start by telling a single LED to flash, or control a stepper motor’s speed and direction. Using coding languages called C/C++, these skills easily translate to most general software languages, the Edison is also well equipped to work with more than just the Arduino IDE, it also support Yocto Linux, Python, Node.js and Wolfram.
Ease of Use
Arduino is fantastic for all ages, whether you have previous experience or not, from fun to functional, tutorials will tell you exactly what you will need, even what pins to connect your components into, giving you a step by step, start to finish .
Using the Arduino IDE Software, it will allow you to very easily update your Arduino board with the code you’ve prepared, making the transfer seamless, it will even let you know whether your code makes sense and will work before you even upload it.
Utilise the power of the Edison, start by making;
your own custom sounds doorbell,
protect your room or belongings with a security keypad,
you can even tell a light to turn on,
and thanks to the power of the Edison, you can even run your own fully functional radar!
Find even more inspiration at Intels Project Gallery.
Arduino IDE software is needed to program an Arduino, it’s not in the box. Download from here: Arduino Software.http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Works on Mac, Windows and Linux based computers including Raspberry Pi's Rasbian software
Arduino Tutorial Homepagehttp://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/HomePage
Arduino Reference Homepagehttp://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage
Arduino Playground Pagehttp://playground.arduino.cc/
Instructables Arduino Projectshttp://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Projects/