Have you ever heard of the Pinguino? If not, then this article is a must read for you to know what this is. The article describes about a 32-bit PIC based Arduino compatible microcontroller known as Pinguino. Read on to know more on this.
The main need for the Pinguino is not just to create an Arduino controlled microchip board but it has been built to work with other microcontroller boards without having the knowledge about which microcontroller has been used the board.
The main problem that occurred while building the Pinguino was how to make it an open source chain. Moreover, the reason behind building the Pinguino is to add more functionalities to the Arduino.
It produces low noise, has a low power voltage regulator, a micro-SD card reader, Li-on charger integrated to the board and the USB OTG with power management. The project is currently under process for the release of IDE. After this release, the Piguino would be enabled for the OTG support, Zigbee and CDC support for PIC32.
The next step would be to write a code that can help the user to use the android gadgets, operating at the android version 2.3.4 and the new IDE will be able to underatand other languages apart from the Arduino language.