Two new Arduino products are available starting today from the Arduino Store. Read below for details!
This shield allows you to connect devices to your Arduino using a USB port, for example game controllers, digital cameras, phones, keyboards, etc:
- it is based on the MAX3421E, which is a USB peripheral/host controller containing the digital logic and analog circuitry necessary to implement a full-speed USB peripheral or a full-/low-speed host compliant to USB specification rev 2.0.
If you want to see how to use it, take a look at this tutorial from Officine Arduino which used it to add wireless to an RC Car.
It’s a tiny AVR-ISP (in-system programmer) based on David Mellis’ project FabISP and useful to anyone needing more space on the Arduino board. Uploading a sketch with an external programmer can be used for three main reasons:
- remove the bootloader and use the extra space for your sketch
- burn the bootloader on your Arduino, so you can recover it if you accidentally corrupt the bootloader.
- when you use a new ATmega microcontroller in your Arduino, and you need the bootloader in order to upload a sketch in the usual way.
For more details about using the Arduino ISP please visit the Getting Started page