We've partnered with 14-year-old whiz kid Quin Etnyre to bring his first Kickstarter to life!
SparkFun is no stranger to the world of Kickstarter. In April 2014, we partnered with GeekAmmo to bring you the incredible MicroView, a chip-sized Arduino-compatible module that absolutely smashed its fundraising goal. We also brought you the MaKeyMaKey, another wildly successful Kickstarter project, which we helped design and manufacture.
So when Quin Etnyre, of Qtechknow fame, approached us with his great idea for the Qduino Mini, we were excited to get involved. Quin tagged us as an ideal manufacturer of his design because of our commitment to open source (the Qduino Mini is 100% open sourced) and our chops in the world of Kickstarter fulfillment.
We've known Quin for several years (and in fact sell many of his ArduSensor Learning Kits). Not only is he a talented hardware designer for a 14-year-old, he's just a plain ol' talented hardware designer.
The Qduino Mini is a tiny, Arduino-compatible board with some really cool features perfect for hundreds of embedded designs. The board includes the following features:
Check out Quin's Kickstarter video to learn more about this great board:
As we mentioned above, the entire design is open source (which we love!), so you can customize and change it to suit your needs.
We are very excited about Quin's latest design, and we hope you'll join us in supporting this great new product! Head over to Quin's Kickstarter page for lots more details on the board and to grab one of your own!