Friday Product Post: STEMTera

Available in three distinct colors, this brand-new product will blur the line between development board and breadboard!

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Hello, everyone! It’s Friday again, and that means more new products. This week we are happy to officially announce the STEMTera Breadboard! We offer three different versions of this board for you to pick from. Although all three were made available for pre-order on Monday, we felt that they deserved a full day of their own to be showcased.

We fell in love with the STEMTera immediately and hope you do too. Let’s take a closer look at this new development breadboard.

STEMming from curiosity!

STEMTera (Black)

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The STEMTera is an innovation in breadboard history. It is the first breadboard with an Arduino-compatible hardware suite built in that works with thousands of shields. With ATmega16U2/32U2 pins exposed, native USB projects can be easily developed using the LUFA framework. The STEMTera also features a LEGO® brick-compatible bottom that empowers projects to be built beyond imagination. This version of the STEMTera is housed in a durable black ABS plastic enclosure.

Since the STEMTera is a development board built directly into a breadboard, it eliminates the need for messy wires to be strewn about your work space. By having two microcontrollers built inside the breadboard, it provides direct access to ATmega328P and ATmega16U2’s I/O pins. With the 21 I/O pins of the ATmega32U2 exposed, users will be able to develop native USB projects with ease.

However, this isn’t the only version of the STEMTera we carry…

STEMTera (White)

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The STEMTera also comes in white.

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Or pink if you are so inclined!

In the interest of fairness, we (our supplier, STEMTera, and SparkFun) had originally intended these boards to come out today, but due to a slight production mix-up, we needed to push back the date we could start sending these out to your expecting hands and minds. We expect the STEMTera to start shipping within the next couple of weeks. Be one of the first to get your hands on one by pre-ordering today!

That’s it for this week, folks. Make sure to check back with us next Friday for more new products. We’ll see you then!


Comments 5 comments

  • I’m just wondering if you’re going to be carrying the transparent “color” when (if?) they can get the production issues ironed out? (I selected that when I backed the Kickstarter campaign, so I will hopefully get at least one…)

    • We definitely want to carry it. The transparent one reminded us a lot of the transparent Game Boy Pocket from back in the day. We had received some feedback from some of our past transparent breadboards that it was hard to see the pins and differentiate them from others so, for now, we decided to stick with just opaque colors.

      If we have enough interest in the transparent color it would help our argument to carry it as there are quite a few of us at SparkFun who would like to carry it.

  • LEGO AND a hardware breadboard?! TAKE MY MONEY NOW!

  • the pink stemtera looks like my monitor is not properly connected :)))

  • I really really like this. I’m hoping you can find a way to make a simpler one with lower cost. Like one with Arduino pro mini for $15

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