BUGduino prototypes have arrived at our office! Behold all its prototypable glory:
When our most excellent EE, Dave Riess, started at Bug he was looking for an easier way to drive motors through the BUGbase. Driving motors with BUG took an additional microcontroller, such as an Arduino strapped to a breadboard and ziptied to a BUG for handling Pulse Width Modulation (PWM). With some help from the community members who use both Arduino and BUG, we got some advice and created the optimal motor controller, among other things, the BUGduino module.
Extra thanks to Tom Igoe, Dave Mellis, Nick Zambetti, Hernando Barragan and JB Labrune who gave some insight on the schematics!
The prototype module for BUGduino arrived yesterday, see above image. It's equipt for shields and programmable via FTDI. It also has an i2c and spi breakout. Full documentation on this module is here: http://bugcommunity.com/wiki/index.php/BUGduino
Since this is a prototype, we're still open for board revisions. If you have a BUG and would like a BUGduino to develop apps on and help out with further development, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (While supplies last!)
Here's the first Hello World via @finsprings. He used the Blinky example from Arduino: