Retired Product

This product has been retired from our catalog and is no longer for sale. This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious.

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Description: This is the same product as the ProtoSnap Pro Mini. The difference is this version comes in fancy clamshell packaging meant for our distributors that need it. Regular customers are welcome to order, but we want to limit the amount of extra packaging finding its way into the trash heap.

The ProtoSnap is an Arduino-compatible development platform aimed at teaching the basics of Arduino programming as efficiently as possible. It requires zero assembly, wiring, or soldering, so you can jump right into programming the ProtoSnap to control LEDs, buzzers, light sensors, and more. There’s even a small prototyping space so you can add your own parts!

Once you’ve gotten a firm grasp of the programming, you can snap off the individual components of the ProtoSnap for use in future projects. Those components include an Arduino Pro Mini microcontroller platform and an FTDI Basic Breakout to program it.

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Customer Comments

  • Once you snap apart the pieces, how can you connect the FTDI board to the Arduino pro mini without soldering wires between them?

    • You can make the connection any way you like, around here we’ll generally put a female header on the FTDI board and a male header on the Pro Mini.

    • Not? Perhaps I’m misinterpreting your question, but when you snap apart the pieces they’re obviously no longer electrically connected, which you have to restore in one way or another. While headers might have worked, the pads aren’t quite a 1:1 mapping (specifically, CTS gets in the way). You can still use headers in order to use, say, jumper wires.. that would get rid of the ‘soldering’ part, but not the ‘wires’ part :)

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