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 ATmega32U2 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 white 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 the ATmega328P’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. These extra I/O pins can work directly with the LUFA framework without having a middleman to translate messages as with the original Arduino UNO. Additionally, the STEMTera is pin-to-pin compatible with an Arduino UNO R3 shield and supports multiple IDEs, including: Atmel® Studio, Arduino IDE, AVR-GCC, AVR-GCC with LUFA, Scratch and more!
The STEMTera even has a LEGO-compatible 10x14 bottom cover that enables LEGO bricks to be connected directly into the breadboard without using special mounting techniques or adapters.
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Based on 4 ratings:
This works out well for so many projects. Cuts way down on exposed wiring to give cleaner results. I haven’t gotten to use all the extra ports yet but the Uno portion works just as advertised. I haven’t had any problems. I’ve used a shield with it and that worked fine as well. I’ve actually bought 2 more boards to use in gifts that I’m making for others - one of which will be a gift to a young man (teens) because his mother says he’s inclined and I want to give him tools to explore. It’s great for that since it’s got the Lego fittings on the back. Great product and great proto board!
Having the Uno built inside of a breadboard is great when prototyping with Lego Technics. Less hassle of mounting breadboards and protecting the Uno!
I love how this product makes your prototyping even more portable!
The issue was mine and the support staff was gracious and helpful. As far as the STEMTera (I have 2) It has to be the best Arduino bread boarding tool yet. Keep up the good work.