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z1 Embedded Portable PCB Platform

Battery-operated microcontroller development platform

Portable automation

Arduino IDE compatibility, timekeeping, b&w composite video output, flexible battery options, and more

Main Features

· Atmel ATmega 2560 Microcontroller @ 16Mhz (5V)
· 256KB Flash Memory
· DC Voltage Booster 2-6v DC Input, 5v DC Output
· Use 2, 3 or 4 AA / AAA batteries for power
· DS1307 Real Time Clock With Battery Backup
· Retro B&W Composite Video Output

Additional Features

· Keypad Input
· Sleep Button
· Speaker Output
· RGB LED Output
· ICSP Programming Port
· Hardware Power Switch
· Prototyping / Battery Holder Space
· 6 Analog & 11 Digital GPIO Ports, I2C
· Arduino IDE compatible


* Schematics, Pinouts, Technotes
* Library and Toolbox Code (C, C++)
* Sample Project (for Arduino IDE, C/C++)

Unique Advantages

* Portability Via Standard AA/AAA Batteries
* Composite Video Output, Real-time Clock
* 1 Year Parts & Service Warranty
* Further Customization Available
* Ultra-low-power Consumption
* RoHs Lead-free Design

In production since 2013, Revision C now available

See the Downloads page for the latest system software, schematics, and design notes.