The Induino R5 is a Arduino Rev3 Clone with a ATmega328 microcontroller loaded with Arduino UNO bootloader. Rev3 compatibility ensures that the board works with the newer versions of the arduino shields.
The Induino R5 comes with 3 major changes – The FTDI ic has been replaced by CH340 IC, the RTC Pinout changes to match the improved RTC DS3231 Breakout Board and the addition of a 3.3V regulator for better 3.3V output
It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, an ICSP header, and a reset button. Like the Duemilanove, It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started. It is completely compatible with all arduino shields mechanically.
On top of the regular features of an Arduino Board, The Induino R5 comes with a number of on-board peripherals and interfaces.
The Following is the list of On-Board Peripherals
- 3 LEDS on digital pins 11,12 & 13 [for experimentation with digital outputs]
- 3 Push Buttons on digital pins 7,8 & 9 [for experimentation with digital inputs]
- 1 IR LED on digital pin 14 a.k.a anlog input pin 0 [experimentation with pulse generation & wireless communication]
- 1 TSOP IR Receiver on digital pin 15 a.k.a analog input pin 1 [experimentation with pulse decoding & wireless communication]
- 1 LDR (with potential divider) on analog input pin 3 [experimentation with analog sensors]
- 1 RGB Led [experimentation with analog outputs / PWM]
The Following is the list of On-Board Interfaces
- R3 Shield Compatible Pinouts – Makes the board compatible with all the latest R3 Arduino Shields
- Analog Sensor Interface – Plug & Program Interface compatible with a number of sensors – HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor, RHT03 – Humidity & Temperature Sensor, Force Sensitive Resistors & Other Variable Resistor type sensors
- Servo Interface – Plug & Program upto 2 / 3 Servo Motors (3rd one using the Analog Sensor Interface)
- RTC Interface – Plug & Program interface for DS18B
- I2C OLED Display Interface – Plug in I2C OLED Displays Directly onto the Board
- FTDI Bit Bang Programming Interface