Description: The Teensy is a breadboard-friendly development board with loads of features in a, well, teensy package. Each Teensy 3.2 comes pre-flashed with a bootloader so you can program it using the on-board USB connection: No external programmer needed! You can program for the Teensy in your favorite program editor using C or you can install the Teensyduino add-on for the Arduino IDE and write Arduino sketches for Teensy!
The processor on the Teensy also has access to the USB and can emulate any kind of USB device you need it to be, making it great for USB-MIDI and other HID projects. The 32 bit processor brings a few other features to the table as well, such as multiple channels of Direct Memory Access, several high-resolution ADCs and even an I2S digital audio interface! There are also 4 separate interval timers plus a delay timer! Oh yeah, and all pins have interrupt capability. Also, it can provide system voltage of 3.3V to other devices at up to 100mA.
All of this functionality is jammed into a 1.4 x 0.7 inch board with all headers on a 0.1" grid so you can slap in on a breadboard and get to work! The Teensy 3.2 adds a more powerful 3.3 volt regulator, with the ability to directly power an ESP8266 Wifi, WIZ820io Ethernet, and other 3.3V add-on boards that require a little more power. Additionally, if it is used within the Teensy 3.1 limits of operation, the Teensy 3.2 and 3.1 are interchangeable!
Note: This does not come with a USB cable, please check below for an appropriate one.
Dimensions: 1.4 x 0.7" (~35 x 18 mm)
Based on 34 ratings:
5 of 5 found this helpful:
First, the specs and price on these little boards couldn’t be better.
But the main reason I love Teensy so much is that the “bootloader” is contained in a separate chip from the main MCU. The loader is placed in RAM from the secondary chip when you press the programming button, but otherwise isn’t even in flash on the main MCU.
This means that if you drop the Arduino stuff, you have access to 100% of the resources of the MCU completely under your control. That might not be your cup of tea, but it’s refreshing to find hobbiest dev boards unencumbered by hobbiest bootloaders.
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I am building an instrument which must log one analogue channel and one axis of acceleration at about 100 to 1000 samples per second (s/s) for about a day. It must fit inside a 1" diameter tube (batteries as well). I bought a Teensy 3.2 (I had previously used a Teensy LC), and Sparkfun Accelerometer, RTC and microSD cards. I also bought a couple of 400 mAHr Lipo’s and a charger/boost board.
I have it working and tested to 1k s/s and it could probably go about 10 times faster. It draws about 50 mA. There is plenty of room for data on the 16 GByte microSd.
My main problems were due the Arduino IDE or (more probably) my lack of understanding of it. I have been programming for 50 years and developing microprocessor systems for 40. But I am just starting to use the Arduino IDE. It seems It is much less powerful than Visual Studio, Eclipse, Netbeans or even PSoC Designer, all of which I have used in recent years. But there is a lot of sample sample code available with a little searching and it is all open for view. The Teensy board itself is very powerful for $20 and is physically small. It integrates well with other Arduino components and with the Arduino IDE.
1 of 1 found this helpful:
It’s a flexible and powerful board, with huge capacity and small size, for me it is the best option for make projects.
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MUCH faster than 8-bit AVR Arduino boards. I recommend combining the Teensy 3.2 with the Sparkfun Teensy shield board. The result can be used as a direct alternative to several Arduino models. The Teensyduino extension to the standard Arduino IDE is superb.
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I’ve been using Teensy since the 3.0 kickstarter. I’ve rolled them out into several projects. They work well. They are well support with the Arduino Libraries. I recommend them.
3 UARTS, high res ADC’s, 7 timers and built like a tank!
Lots of pins for everything I need plus it has a 12 bit ADC for better resolution. Super happy with the Teensy and this has started to become my go-to micro.
These have flawless software improvements to the arduino standard libraries. Things that are obvious. Tons of memory, crazy fast (even loading code to the teensy is faster too). More pins, multiple serial arrangements, better ADC and PWM and faster UART and +++. It’s just better in every way. I can’t think of a single complaint.
Amazing how powerful this tiny thing is
Some say that the keyboard-HID doesn’t work, Why would you say that? You probably need to select the proper USB Type from the teensy section of the arduino Tools menu AND add a significant delay to allow time for the OS to enumerate the board. I have one pumping my WINXP password to an old laptop!
The teensy-helper install will only install with SUPPORTED arduino versions. I am not a fan of this board’s USB connector (TIGHT SMD connector with substantial shear force applied to the solder pads during the cable un/plug cycle), but I fault the USB cartel for that, NOT Paul or Robin.
The tweensy 3.2 has great pwm features and also a great ADC or should I say 2 ADC’s. This unit is a arduino nano on steroids. It has many additional functions to the standard arduino which are just functions that should be there, eg setting the pwm freq, ADC resolution, ADC sampling average count, pwm resolution the list goes on and on. Not to mention it is upto 7 times faster and has much bigger memory.
My video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AWbB15eiJY
Everything this hardware hacker and professional software developer needs.
Love it! Easy to use and code examples for interrupts are available. Unlike the Feather and SAMD21 which are just about useless except for blinking some LED’s.
Some distrib’s are spiking the price + 30% or more.
I bought two of these to just for testing purpose and I’m impressed with their speed and features. I’m going to migrate my old Arduino Nano projects to this one :)
A single Teensy 3.2 is almost equivalent to six of my Arduino Nano (of course with some pros and cons).
Really nice board, size, features, and processor. I need some kind of debug however so I need SWD connected. Had to put one on myself. I’d use board more but this is too much hassle. Especially since the SAM21D mini is about the same thing but with cortex M connector layout on the board.
I was up and running within minutes with Teensy. It’s also very cute.
Teensy isthe ideal product for most of my projects. I’m happy to see this update and the possibility to work more easily with the ESP8266 wify module.
This thing is perfect for small projects but still powerful. Programming is simple and it fit’s into small units where others don’t. Combined with the Teensy Prop it’s all you need for simple animatronics with high quality sound.
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If you’re getting this for a custom keyboard, don’t. It doesn’t work.
Needs addition ESD protection, but other than than it is extremely powerful and capable
Both working great no issues using them.
The Teensy add-on to Arduino is easy and quick to install. The Teensy itself is easy to code and very very powerful. I can poll IMU data and run kalman filters at 1kHz!
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First it was slow to get here. slower than snail mail. second there was no USB cable provided with the board and hence it is useless unless you buy a cable for it. the board is poorly supported. could not get the boot loader to work with windows 10 and there seems very little support for it at prj website.
Looking over the shipping records, it appears that you have used FedEx Economy. This is the slowest method for domestic shipping because FedEx carries the package to your city, then passes it off to the US Postal Service for final delivery. This method can take a number of extra days. If delivery time is important, FedEx ground is the preferred shipping method.
There is a note on the product page clarifying that the USB cable is not included. But this is a standard USB micro B cable that is common with many smart phones and modern devices. Likely you may already have one in your home that you can use.
There is plenty of support (both covering Win10 and others) that can be found here. Also the PJRC forums are a good resource for additional information. http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/teensy31.html
It is very simple but very powerfull. I like more than arduino srandard board
Cheap, powerful and easy to prototype!
Best dev board ever. Audio applications for days! I’m going to stick one of these in everything that’s not moving!
This is one of the most straight forward dev boards I’ve ever used. So easy to use. Really well documented. I have been using the MIDI over USB functionality and it’s a dream. I’ll be using PWM, CAN, and RS232 as well as breaking out some I/Os. Seriously, there is no reason not to buy this thing.