crowdfunded CodeBug nano-board now at element14

September 16, 2015 // By Julien Happich
CodeBug is a low-cost crowdfunded nano-board designed to teach beginners the fundamentals of programming and electronics in a friendly non-intimidating way.

First announced on Kickstarter in March 2015, following 3 years of development, CodeBug made the leap into mainstream development and is now being launched on a global scale with the help of electronics distributor element14.

CodeBug defines a new class of microprocessor board that anyone can get results with in minutes using just a web browser. The device is programmed in a standard web browser through the companion website with the drag and drop 'Blockly' blocks, eliminating the need for any complicated setup or drivers/software to be installed.

The website also provides interactive tutorials and resources to help users learn and improve their programming. For those more experienced users, the device also supports Python, as well as several more advanced programming languages. The board features a Microchip 8-bit processor, a 25 LED display, micro-USB connector, 6 crocodile clip rings for easy connection to inputs and outputs and an expansion ports for I 2C, SPI and UART. It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as other educational coding devices such as the Raspberry Pi.

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