Saturday, February 18, 2012


Arduino has inspired two other major derivates - MAPLE and PINGUINO.

Based on 8-bit AVR technology the computational power of Arduino boards is modest, this is why team from MIT developed MAPLE project which is based on CORTEX-M3 STM32F103RBT6 microcontroller, the board have same friendly IDE as Arduino and offers the same capabilities as hardware and software but runs the Arduino code much faster.

Pinguino is an Arduino-compatible electronics prototyping platform. It supports different 8- and 32-bit microcontrollers, all with built-in USB module (no FTDI chip !).

  • 8-bit
    • PIC18F2550, PIC18F4550 and PIC18F26J50 (coming soon) from ©Microchip.
  • 32-bit
    • PIC32MX Mips familly from ©Microchip.
    • STM32 Cortex M3 familly (coming soon) from ©STMicroelectronics.