The Leo Stick is a tiny Arduino compatible board that's so small that you can plug straight into your USB port (no cable required!) and upload straight from the within the Arduino IDE.
The board featuresthea full range of Arduino pins and each Leo Stick comes with low profile header sockets for plugging in modules, shields and wires.
On board there is also a user controllable RGB LED and an onboard Piezo sound generator so that you can make the board light up and play ounds without any extra hardware at all!
Getting to know your LeoStick
There is an active community forum at Freetronics for fun LeoStick programs, installation and setup tips.
The usual Getting Started guide page is here, including the first setup of the Arduino 1.0 IDE for beta Leonardo support.
Please note: The LeoStick currently uses a modified beta version of the upcoming Arduino Leonardo bootloader. There are some known issues with Windows 7 64-bit drivers and some library functions don't work perfectly yet.
Any firmware or Arduino Leonardo compatible support should not be considered to be final release firmware or in any way an official Arduino. Don't hassle the Arduino team with support or requests related to this board: they're solely the responsibility of Freetronics.
The LeoStick is also a very complete ATmega32U4 breakout and USB board by itself and the LeoStick can be programmed directly from the supplied standard ISP header by AVR Studio, Mac OSX-AVR, avrdude, WinAVR etc.
- Native USB port built-in, no need for any USB or FTDI cables
- Two Full Color RGB LEDs on-board! Drive different colored outputs and fun feedback from your sketch right away. One RGB LED is completely programmable, the other does Power, USB RX and TX indication, the RX and TX LEDs can also be controlled.
- On-board Piezo speaker element, play sounds, tunes and beeps.
- Can also be used as a knock/vibration sensor
- Same I/O pins. The LeoStick provides all the same header connections as larger boards, you can connect all the same sensors, actuators, and other inputs and outputs as typical Arduino models.
- Breadboard compatible, has 0.1" pitch pads and header pins can be fitted underneath
- 500mA polyfuse and protection on the USB port
- ATmega32U4 microcontroller, Arduino compatible with on-board USB, 32K Flash, 2.5K RAM, 1K EEPROM at 16MHz
- ISP 6-pin connector for advanced programming of the ATmega32U4 MCU