Arduino empowers makers’ creativity and passion for innovation with a robust new board that’s perfect for all users, from beginners to experts – allowing anyone to easily connect to the internet and create IoT projects.
Your user-friendly, accessible UNO just took a quantum leap forward: Arduino UNO R4 is a 32-bit microprocessor offering more speed, memory, connectors and connectivity options than any version of the board before. Out of this world, and into the future.
The UNO universe expands with UNO R4 WiFi: the same industry-standard form factor at 5V operating voltage, but with the enhanced performance of a RA4M1 32-bit microcontroller by Renesas with ESP32-S3-MINI coprocessor – for increased computational power, memory and speed – as well as Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity, a 12 x 8 LED matrix, and a Qwiic connector.
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: Competent - You will be required to reference a datasheet or schematic to know how to use a component. Your knowledge of a datasheet will only require basic features like power requirements, pinouts, or communications type. Also, you may need a power supply that?s greater than 12V or more than 1A worth of current.
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Based on 6 ratings:
This board is inexpensive and has a lot of features that make it good for IOT and general development but since it is part of the foundation of the Arduino ecosystem there are lots of tutorials and other resources so it is great for beginners as well.
Overall, I'm enjoying the new R4 wifi. But the project I purchased it for needed an RTC, turns out this RTC is useless. It is even less accurate than just counting millis. It lost somewhere between 30 seconds and 2 minutes sitting overnight.
Delivery was quick and the product was packed very well. It has done all that it is advertised to do. I am extremely pleased.
You're lucky I'll keep it at 5 stars, but I wouldn't know how the R4 is, I haven't got mine yet. A series of events led to this, and I was slightly okay with it until I got this stupid review asking "how am I liking my new R4". I know the review game all too well, and I know you gotta do your homework before you start cold calling people, or as I put it, "whoring yourself out for reviews". You gotta have respect for yourself. Lol either way, here's your 5 stars, I hope it shows up one day. It's been a while since I ordered it.
The usb connection was tenuous at best. It came and went - but would only upload a sketch evbery once in a wjhile. There was no sequence of resets the pc or the module that would make it work. There is an update to the firm\wa.re of the card that made it better. Also trhe examples do not work well out of the box. Maby of the ethernet examples came from the ESP8266 and hadc the wrong include files. Other than that it is a nice littlew package..
I was able to load the "Hearts and Smiles" program to test out the board. It worked great!
Then I tried to load different programs and although the IDE detects the board on the proper port, I get the error message "No device found on ...."
I've sought help on the Arduino Forum, tried all of the suggestions, different cable and USB ports.....all to no avail.
Very frustrated to say the least. If I could give it 0 stars I would. POS!!!!
The several R3s I have work just fine.
Maybe try a newer/older version of the IDE? https://docs.arduino.cc/hardware/uno-r4-wifi