Arduino Funnel I/O (FIO) Board with ATmega328V microcontroller, XBee Socket and LiPoly Charger Circuit
The Arduino Funnel I/O (FIO) is a board designed by Shigeru Kobayashi, based on the original design from LilyPad.
Funnel is a toolkit to sketch your idea physically, and consists of software libraries and hardware. By using Funnel, you can interface to sensors and/or actuators with various programming languages such as ActionScript 3, Processing, and Ruby.
Arduino Fio is compatible with Funnel. It has connections for a Lithium Polymer battery and includes a charge circuit over USB. An XBee socket is available on the bottom of the board. The Fio has been designed to be wirelessly reprogrammable.
Note: The miniUSB connector on this board is used for battery charging only. To download new firmware, you will need an external serial connection over an FTDI USB-to-Serial Breakout board or FT232 USB-to serial cable (see add-on options below).
Note: The XBee socket and FTDI serial connection use the same TX/RX pins of the ATmega328. You will need to remove the XBee module while reprogramming over serial. We recommend using a wireless bootloader whenever possible to avoid this step. To re-program the board wirelessly via ZigBee you need to connect a second XBee module to your PC. This can be achieved easily with a board like the XBee USB board.
For matching XBee modules see our ZigBee product category.
Arduino FIO Features
- ATmega328V running at 8MHz
- Arduino Bootloader
- XBee socket
- Lithium Polymer battery compatible
- MCP73831T LiPo Charger
- Reset button
- On/Off Switch
- Status/Charge/RSSI LEDs
Arduino Funnel I/O (Fio) Documents
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