Arduino Zero now available for purchase!

Zoe RomanoJune 15th, 2015

Arduino Zero

One year ago Arduino and Atmel unveiled the new Arduino Zero. Today, after some months of beta-testing, we are happy to have the board finally available for purchase on the US Store.

Arduino Zero is a simple and powerful 32-bit extension of the well-known Arduino UNO. It allows creative individuals to realize truly innovative ideas especially in areas like smart IoT devices, wearable technology, high-tech automation, and robotics. Arduino Zero acts also as a great educational tool for learning 32-bit application development.

Powered by Atmel SAMD21 MCU, Arduino Zero features a 32-bit ARM Cortex® M0+ core. One of its “most wanted” features is the Atmel Embedded Debugger (EDBG), which provides a full debug interface without the need for additional hardware.

Arduino Zero’s silk has an additional graphic element: the Genuino logo. Genuino is the Arduino sister brand from the Arduino founders (M. Banzi, D. Cuartielles, T. Igoe, D. Mellis), team and community. We added the Genuino logo to the Arduino Zero to stress its authenticity, and to make it easier for the Arduino community to spot original boards. We are going to include this logo to all genuine Arduino boards from now on.

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To start using the board you need to download the latest version of the IDE (1.6.5), which comes with a set of great improvements:

  • a new modern editor (thanks @ricardojlrufino)
  • serial monitor stays open while you upload a new sketch (thanks @avishorp and @Wackerbarth)
  • File > Open Recent menu shows the last 5 opened sketches
  • Tons of fixes and improvements: the list is available here. They are 470 issues closed since previous version, 1.6.4: massive!

Learn more about the Arduino Zero and get started with it at the following links:

Updated Arduino Zero product page

Getting Started Page

Github repository

Interact in the Arduino Forum

And if you are one of the lucky ones and have Arduino Zero in your hands, start practicing its features with the following tutorials:

Arduino Zero Low Power Overview

It shows the low power characteristics of the Arduino Zero thanks to a low power microcontroller using the 32 bit ARM Cortex M0+ architecture.

Simple Audio Feature

It shows how to experiment with sound starting to play a wave file stored on the SD card.

 

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5 Responses to “Arduino Zero now available for purchase!”

  1. iyahdub Says:

    New stickers with new logo as well ?

  2. Travelbits Says:

    When will it available in the European store?

  3. neslekkim Says:

    I ordered from the US store, monday evening, around 1700pm Norwegian time, and it was in my mailbox when I came home from work on thursday, that must be the fastest usps shipping ever. and shippingcost was very reasonable also, I hope that it will be possible to buy the other arduino products also from that store.
    When the Due came, I tried to buy it from Italy store, but that was not possible at all, shippingcost was more expensive than the item itself, so I ordered it from Adafruit.
    So I’m happy with the US store, even for an european.

    But, please, put an link to the US store on this site, now I only find it in this very blog-post. The buy link takes me to an completely empty store, which I suspect is the Italian store?

  4. Abhijit_Pal Says:

    Really nice…. 🙂

  5. aigarslv Says:

    I still prefer Arduino Due, as it has more resources, GPIO, better chip.

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