The Akafugu Blog

New Product - Akafuino L

JUNE 27 2012

Please welcome the newest member of the Akafuino microprocessor board family: Akafuino L!

The Akafuino L is an Arduino clone based on the new Arduino Leonardo. It comes with the new Arduino R3 pin layout (with dedicated pins for I2C/TWI).

It is powered by an Atmel Atmega32U4 microcontroller and can run Arduino sketches. All you need is version 1.0.1 of the Arduino IDE, and you will be up and running in no time!

We also added an MMA8453Q 10-bit I2C Accelerometer and created a full Arduino library for it. The MMA8453Q is cool little accelerometer with lots of built-in features such as landscape/portrait detection and knock detection. Our Arduino library uses the Wire library, so it will work seamlessly along with other I2C/TWI devices.

To assist people who want to program the board using low-level gcc instead of the Arduino IDE we’ve also added a port mapping legend on the back of the board (so that you can easily see which ports the different Arduino pins map to).

There is also an extra TWI/I2C header that has the same pin order as all our TWI devices such as TWIDisplay and TWILCD . We also put in an SPI header for easy access to the hardware SPI pins (they are not broken out on the normal Arduino pins as with the Arduino UNO). These extra pins can also be used as normal digital I/O pins.

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