It seems as if the Arduino Esplora sought a source of inspiration from Leonardo. The Esplora breaks the conventions of the Arduino boards. Its outlook is massively different and takes us back to the 80s gaming consoles with a joystick one end the four buttons on the other ends. Apart from attractive design, the Arduino Esplora accommodates onboard sensors and provides an impressive platform for the new developers to learn more and more without worrying a lot about how electro-coding goes at the early stage. For the starters, Esplora is perhaps the best choice to enter the world of Arduino development boards.
Arduino Esplora Specifications
- Esplora is powered by ATmega32UA MCU
- 32KB of Flash Memory to support the MCU
- SRAM 2.5KB
- EEPROM 1KB
- 16MHz Clock Speed
- 4KB (out of 32KB of Flash) reserved for the bootloader
- Configured to support 5V of operating voltage
Dimensions (L x W)
164mm x 60mm
Arduino Esplora Description
The Arduino Esplora comes with excellent sensors and helps better output functionality as compared to its siblings. The sensors include the accelerometer, thermal sensor, slider etc. The input Tinkerkit in addition to a couple of connectors (output) contribute the functionality and let’s not forget the color display TFT socket. The board also holds the status LEDs and a reset button.
Working on the Esplora reminds the old gaming days and it helps bringing the memories back to work. The push button is also available beside the joystick. The configuration of the joystick and push buttons is exactly the same as of the traditional gaming pad. To ensure the provision of additional safety the Arduino Esplora features Polyfuse which is resettable. It protects the USB ports and break the connection as soon as the current accedes 500mA.