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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
A real mini pro Arduino at a small price – Pro Mini Microcontroller Circuit Board for Arduino (5V / 16MHz) Reviews

posted by bigjack65 on 01/26/2014 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Cheap, small, perfect for every standalone project or for testing on protoboard. Almost the same footprint of original Pro Mini plus extra analog pins and the ability to work with 3,3V and 5V @16Mhz! Component are all on one side. Very affordable product.
Cons:
Not really have cons. Product arrived with pins already soldered so you have not so many choices of connection. It seems a true copy an original micro pro but remember that this is a 16Mhz board, VBus on FTDI side and 5V are the internal Vcc connection (from 3,3 to 5V MAX!) and the Vin is the input of regulator (from 3,35 to 12V), named RAW in original board (as you can see in the original schematic). Sometimes found at lower price.
Other:
Cheap, works well, have many choices on pins and supply. I'll add one or more in my next order. With a cheap usb interface (also on DX, o.c.) is perfect for students to start with a great idea (W Italian Arduino!)
Bottomline:
Buy this to make experiments or to embed in your standalone small sized project.

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