At Hardware Pioneers Max 2023, Electromaker had the opportunity to interview Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino. The highlight of the interview was the introduction of the Arduino Uno R4, the latest addition to Arduino's product line. This board is a significant upgrade from its predecessors, offering a host of new features and improvements that make it suitable for both industrial applications and educational purposes.
The Arduino Uno R4 is powered by a Cortex M4 ARM processor, a 32-bit microcontroller that operates at 5 volts. This feature allows users to reuse their existing Arduino shields without any compatibility issues. The board also includes a native USB interface, eliminating the need for an external chip for USB to serial conversion. This means the board can mimic a keyboard or a mouse, opening up a plethora of possibilities for creative projects.
Arduino Uno R4 New Features
One of the standout features of the Arduino Uno R4 is the inclusion of an ESP32 S3 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module. This addition, coupled with a LED display matrix and a quick connector for sensor modules, makes the Arduino R4 a versatile tool for a wide range of applications.
The Arduino R4 is already available for purchase through distributors. Despite its advanced features, it retains the ease of use that Arduino is known for, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to delve into the world of microcontrollers.
For more information about the Arduino R4, visit the Arduino website.