Generally speaking, I typically stick to posting things that will make most all geeks smile but for this post, I want to do something a little different and target just the hardware geeks out there. If you are a hardware geek that loves to build their own electronics and enjoys playing with Arduino stuff, then you should definitely check out ExtraCore. What is ExtraCore you ask? ExtraCore ExtraCore is an Ardunio Compatible board. It is perhaps one of the smallest and cheapest 22 I/O pin boards out there. This awesome little board was designed by Dustin Andrews, a hardware hobbyist (and my cousin).
Build your own hardware solutions like this have never really been my thing so I can’t really say that I understand all of the details about ExtraCore, but from what I gather, this is a pretty cool little project! It is one of the smallest and cheapest 22 I/O pin Ardunio compatible boards out there. I can’t even pretend to understand what all this thing can do but apparently it is very similar to the Pro-mini with a few feature differences including a couple of extra I/O pins. This board can do a lot itself but if you are looking for an extra processing core for your Arduino project, you might want to check this out. If you are interested in making your own, you should check out this Instructables article on how to build one. Otherwise, if you would rather avoid the building hassle, keep an eye on the ExtraCore Facebook page because Dustin is looking to sell these cool little boards in the near future if there is enough interest.