Arduino Pro – SparkFun’s minimal design approach to Arduino. This is a 5V Arduino running the 16MHz bootloader (select ‘Arduino Duemilanove w/ 328’ within the Arduino software). The power switch was moved to the side of the board to allow control when a shield is attached.
Please note: The right-angle power switch is fragile. We’re working on making the switch stronger. For now, please be gentle.
Arduino Pro does not come with connectors populated so that you can solder in any connector or wire with any orientation you need. We recommend first time Arduino users start with the Duemilanove. It’s a great board that will get you up and running quickly. The Arduino Pro series is meant for advanced users that understand the limitations of system voltage (5V), lack of connectors, and USB off board.
We wanted Arduino Pro to be low profile. The DC power jack footprint is available, but not populated. We recommend running the board with a LiPo battery for better portability. You will need to use a 5v step up or DC to DC converter to get 5V from a 3.7V LiPo battery, see the related items below.
We really wanted to minimize the cost of an Arduino. The Arduino Pro is like the Arduino Duemilanove (same pin out) but to keep the cost low, we used all SMD components, made it two layer, etc. This board connects directly to the FTDI Basic Breakout board and supports auto-reset. The Arduino Pro also works with the FTDI cable but the FTDI cable does not bring out the DTR pin so the auto-reset feature will not work.
- ATmega328 running at 16MHz external resonator. Select ‘Arduino Duemilanove w/ 328’ to get the delay functions to work correctly.
- USB connection off board
- 5V regulator
- Max 150mA output
- Over current protected
- Reverse polarity protected
- DC input 5V up to 12V
- Resettable fuse prevents damage to board in case of short
- Power select switch acts as on/off switch
Dimensions: 2.1×2.05″ (53.34×52.08mm)