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No Arduino boards for sale ...
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No Arduino boards for sale ...

by melrose on Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:37 pm

It appears that Adafruit does not sell Arduino boards. When I search for Arduino Uno, no boards listed. When I search for Arduino Leonardo, no boards listed. When I visit Arduino and then boards(18), all but two are discontinued. The suggested seeduino boards are discontinued or out of stock. In summary, does Adafruit sell an Arduino Uno board - not a kit? What is the link? Does Adafruit sell an Arduino Leonardo board - not a kit? What is the link? It seems odd to be an Arduino website, but no boards.

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Re: No Arduino boards for sale ...

by oesterle on Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:18 pm

Hi, melrose!

Welcome to the Forums!

While the original Arduino UNO and Leonardo are not in stock at Adafruit right now, the Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16 MHz is available.

If you need the form factor of the UNO, I'd consider the Adafruit METRO 328 - Arduino Compatible - with Headers, instead, which is based on the Arduino UNO design, but has a more modern USB micro B connector, replacing the giant USB connector on the UNO.

If you're considering the Leonardo, I'd suggest something like the Adafruit Feather 32u4 Basic Proto.

Adafruit also designs and makes much faster Metro and Feather boards, using newer, faster M0 and M4 MCUs, without the small memory limits of the UNO and Leonardo. (Often these are around the same price as the classic UNO/Metro 328 and Leonardo 32u4 boards.)

What are you making?


Cheers,

Eric

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Re: No Arduino boards for sale ...

by melrose on Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:28 am

What is a form factor? Are you trying to say "size of the microprocessor board?" Standard size board or mini size board or micro size board ... ?
Is there an Adafruit website link that lists available microprocessors/"Arduinos"?

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Re: No Arduino boards for sale ...

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:01 am

The only Arduino branded processors we currently stock are the Pro Minis:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2378
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2377

But all of our Metro Boards are all Arduino compatible.
https://www.adafruit.com/category/818

Including the Metro 328 which is the same form-factor and functionally equivalent to the UNO. Any UNO compatible shields will work with the Metro.
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2488

And our Feather boards are also all Arduino compatible -
https://www.adafruit.com/feather
but in the smaller Feather form-factor which is becoming the new standard, with Feather compatible processors and Wings from a number of sources.
https://hackaday.com/2018/05/06/the-ada ... s-a-thing/

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Re: No Arduino boards for sale ...

by westfw on Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:26 am

What is a form factor?

The "form factor" is the shape of the board, where the connectors are, and stuff like that. So a board with the "Uno Form Factor" (like the metro328) should fit all the shields and stuff that would go on a genuine Arduino Uno.


It's sort-of evident that the resolution of the whole arduino.org vs arduino.cc mess resulted in some changes in manufacturing and sales channels that were probably not what everyone might have wished for. At the same time, I'm impressed that there wasn't any public argument (that wouldn't have done "the community" any good at all. And the maturation of the "3rd party hardware standards" in the Arduino software has made "genuine" less of an issue, anyway...
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Re: No Arduino boards for sale ...

by melrose on Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:17 pm

I realized that a better presentation of products would assist those new to Arduino. For Adafruit, they should review the B&H Photo website. Adafruit lists boards by their name: Arduino, Metro, Feather. At B&H, they list Cameras (Boards at Adafruit), with options DSLR, Mirrorless, Point & Shoot ... (Small, Medium, Large at Adafruit). Within DSLR, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Leica ... (Arduino spec./manufacturer, Adafruit spec./manufacturer, XYZ spec./manufacturer, ABC spec./manufacturer, ... at Adafruit. With check boxes(?) for USB connector sizes. Basically a product tree, with a bit of "drill down," as opposed to a flat listing which depends on the customer's knowledge. If the site is not friendly to all, the customer and their $$$$ will move on to the next site that is more friendly/understandable to them. With a flat listing, products/offerings are skipped because instead of reading Metro as a board, the customer sees "blah, blah" in the list. A bit off topic, but the best books on presenting data are written by Tufte, who consulted on the presentation of Challenger data prior to the failure.

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Re: No Arduino boards for sale ...

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:18 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I will forward that to our web team.

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