Maker UNO Plus – Simplifying Arduino for Education
Please refer to the product page here if you need a light version of Maker Uno. The Typical Problem Faced By Teachers In Conducting Arduino Classes.
1. Most of the students do not have basic knowledge of electronics.
2. They do not understand the circuit diagram at the beginning of the Arduino lesson. They will spend a substantial amount of time connecting the wires and troubleshooting the connections.
3. It’s a mess after every class. The teacher has to sort and make sure nothing is missing. What a tedious job and a waste of time!
Introducing Our Solution. Maker UNO Plus
Students can skip the hassle of constructing the primary electronic circuit, which is tedious and time-consuming. Although it is equally essential for them to learn about basic electronics, it can always come later after they have experienced how easy it is to create a fantastic project. Start with fun and excitement. Start coding right away and see your board lights up and plays the melody with the press of a button.
With the conventional Arduino boards, students also face another common problem – difficulty in troubleshooting their circuits. When it doesn’t work, we do not know whether the problem is due to wire connection or coding.
With Maker UNO, the problem is solved! Not only do the onboard LEDs work as outputs, but they can also act as indicators, clearly showing what’s happening on that pin. When the pin is used as input, you can see whether the signal is received by just looking at LED changes.
One of the brilliant features of the official Arduino Uno is the label printed on its pin headers. It saves us a lot of time connecting the I/O pins to the external circuit. So, we include a set of these label stickers for pin headers in each of the Maker UNO Plus! (Please note that you need to peel off the stickers and stick them on the board by yourself)
Students always get their boards mixed up. With Maker UNO, you can write your name on the board. Problem solved!
Maker UNO Plus uses the standard Micro USB cable, which is everywhere.
Maker UNO Plus is CE, FCC, and RoHS compliance! CE is, also known as “European Conformity,” is a product safety requirement recognized by the European countries. FCC is a requirement of the Federal Communications Commission (USA) to ensure the electromagnetic interference from the product is under the approved limits. At the same time, RoHS compliance means that all components used at Maker UNO Plus are green and not harmful to the environment.
Maker UNO Plus is fully compatible with Arduino. You can share the same library and code. Compared with the original Arduino Uno, Maker UNO Plus has been added with 12x LED, 1x piezo buzzer, and 1x programmable pushbutton switch. The current of 3.3V is boosted to 500mA from 150mA to support more 3.3V devices. The DC jack power input socket is removed, and the conventional USB Type B is replaced with the more commonly used USB Micro B.
The USB to serial converter used at Maker UNO Plus is upgraded to FT231X from CH340 at Maker UNO. The driver installation of FT231X is much easier compared to CH340.