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Recently, we announced the addition of a new product to our line of development boards - the SparkFun ProMicro. The ProMicro uses the ATMega32U4 so you don't need an external programmer (like the FTDI Basic) to program the microcontroller. This tiny board has all the Arduino tricks you're familiar with - 4 channels of 10-bit ADC, 5 PWM pins, 12 DIOs as well as hardware serial connections Rx and Tx. It's also quite small and perfect for a space or weight restrictive project. To help you use this new cool board, Jim (AKA Jimbo) from Engineering came up with this tutoral: A ProMicro Installation and Arduino Briefing.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to install drivers on the ProMicro and use it in the world of Arduino. This tutorial hopes to aid in avoiding common pitfalls users might run into and get your ProMicro up and running as swiftly as possible. Check it out! We hope you find this tutorial helpful and, as always, please let us know if you have any additional questions. Cheers!