Continuing our tradition of difficult to pronounce Italian name, we’re happy to announce the Arduino Duemilanove (“2009″). This is the latest revision of the basic Arduino USB board, replacing the Diecimila. The Duemilanove automatically selects the appropriate power source (USB or external adaptor), eliminating the need for a power selection jumper. It also includes an easy to cut trace for disabling the board’s auto-reset (and a solder jumper for re-enabling it). It’s the easiest-to-use Arduino yet, even if the name is a mouthful (non-Italians should feel free to call it “2009″).
The release of the Arduino Duemilanove coincides with the launch of Massimo Banzi’s book, Getting Started with Arduino, from O’Reilly. We’re very happy that there’s now a printed introduction for people who are just starting out with Arduino. It’s a great complement to the more advanced Making Things Talk, by Tom Igoe (also from O’Reilly).
The Duemilanove will be replacing the Diecimila at our distributors over the coming weeks.