Inspired from Leonardo, Arduino Esplora brings a number of differences, breaking the conventions of Arduino boards. In addition to various onboard sensors (built-in), the ease of use is impressive. This the board for all those Arduino lovers who don’t care for getting an insight of the electro-coding and simply want to get started with Arduino. The design carries a nostalgic glimpse of the traditional joystick supported gamepads. The arrangement of the push-buttons is also in accordance to the conventional pattern.
Arduino Esplora Specifications
- ATmega32U4 microcontroller
- Supports an operating voltage of 5V
- 32KB Flash Memory including 4KB exclusive for the bootloader
- 2.5KB SRAM
- 1KB EEPROM
- 16MHz Clock Speed
- L x W = 164.04 mm x 60mm
- Weighs just 53-grams
Arduino Esplora Description
The built-in sensors accompany the outputs for light and sound. In addition to the joystick, accelerometer, slider and temperature sensors, the Esplora entertains different expansions including a couple of output connectors and input Tinkerkit. The board also contains a TFT color display socket.
The board features a reset-button along the upper-left corner. The status LEDs are also mounted on the board.
- ON (Green) signifies the reception of the power-supply suggesting the ON status
- L (Yellow) signifies a direct connection to the microcontroller and pin-13 provides the access
- TX/RX(Yellow) signifies the transmission (incoming/outgoing) of data via USB
The outlook of Arduino Esplora is a reminder of the conventional gamepad that featured a joystick on one half and a few buttons on opposite half. There is a central push-button along with the joystick and the X/Y axis buttons. On the other side, you’ll see four buttons outlining a diamond pattern.