Description: The Teensy is a breadboard-friendly development board with loads of features in a, well, teensy package. Each Teensy 3.6 comes pre-flashed with a bootloader so you can program it using the onboard 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 it!
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, 180MHz 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 four separate interval timers plus a delay timer! Oh yeah, and all digital pins have interrupt capability and are 3.3V tolerant.
All of this functionality is jammed into a 62.3mm x 18.0mm board with all solder points on a 0.1" grid so you can slap it on a breadboard and get to work! The Teensy 3.6 (as well as its sibling, the Teensy 3.5) is larger, faster and capable of more complex projects, especially with its onboard micro SD card port. An upgraded ARM Cortex MCU (180MHz from 72MHz), more memory (1M from 256K), as well as more RAM, EEPROM and accessible pins make up the key new features of this “teensy” board. The Teensy 3.6 is slightly scaled up from the Teensy 3.5 but is offered at a higher price point, comparatively.
Note: This does not come with a USB cable; please check below for an appropriate one.
Dimensions: 62.3mm x 18.0mm x 4.2mm (2.5in x 0.7in x 0.2in)
Based on 3 ratings:
Let me highlight the great things first. The board is an almost drop in replacement for the Arduino. This board also extends the PWM capabilities, leaving Arduinos in the dust, not to mention having more ports than any board of its size that I have seen. I was able to port some arduino sensor code to this board with minimal code changes. Since my first thoughts on this board, more documentation is slowly coming out in relation to my uses, so 4 stars seems to fit.
As a side note, I should also mention it was a bit awkward trying to solder on those headers myself… not a lot of room next to the main processor. I guess next time I should wait until the pre-soldered version is in stock, or if you are new to soldering.
One more thing: are there going to be any -boards for the 3.6? The other add-on boards seem to work with the smaller Teensy boards only. Thanks for taking the time to read my rating.
The pin layout on the first half of the 3.6 (and 3.5) is the same as the earlier, smaller Teensy boards, so many add-on boards should remain compatible. I just tested the Teensy Audio Board with the 3.6, and it worked flawlessly.
I have been using the Teensy 3.1 for quite some time and really like it. I saw the Teensy 3.6 specs and wanted to get one to play around with. I only just received the Teensy 3.6 so I haven’t pushed it very hard yet but the board works as advertised and is awesome! These boards are developed by Paul Stoffregen at PJRC; https://www.pjrc.com/ is his web site where you can find all kinds of information about the Teensy line of products. Thanks Paul! And thanks SparkFun, as always ordering and delivery were outstanding! You guys help keep my spark interests alive!