If you want to have a stylish and deluxe Arduino that compatible with the open source, you’ve came to the right place. The project that we’re going to discuss here is about the Illuminato – the elegant and able-bodied open source gadget.
This Illuminato using the ATMega645, where it has twice the code space and much faster code download speed than other ATmegas. The main purpose of this project is to keep the Arduino in shape and in the same time, it can allow to work with the TouchShield Slide, Stealth and other shields without any further medications.
If you refer to the above figurine, you can see a row of gold-lined aerodynamic holes up at the front of the board server. It has two functions, which as:
- It can reduce drag when the board flies over 200 mph.
- They also double as in-circuit programming pins, so that you can program the Atmel chip with the initial bootloader.
Beside that, it also has 42 I/O pins in a configuration, where it can accept any shield that was made for the Arduino’s pin header arrangement. The best part about this Illuminato is it 100% open source and GNU GPL’d as well!