Avishkaar Maker Board – What’s It All About?

As you all know, Avishkaar has been a pioneer in producing DIY robotics kits in India and bringing them to robotics enthusiasts. You’re familiar with INTRO, LITE and FULL kits from Avishkaar’s stable. What if we told you we’ve got something new in the pipeline? Something exclusively for Makers combining elements of electronics, coding, and making. Sounds exciting, right?

Well, let’s get to know a bit more about Avishkaar Maker Board!

Avishkaar Maker Board

What is the Maker Board?

So, let’s talk a bit more about this Maker Board and dispel the mystery surrounding it. The Maker Board will be for students enrolled in Vth to Xth standard so basically 10 to 15-yr-olds. This kit will enable you to explore the Maker residing within you. How… you ask? Fair question.

The first point of action is to describe this Maker Board. It is an easy to use electronics platform (in the form of a board) consisting of a 5×5 RGB LED Matrix, a buzzer, four pushbuttons & six GPIO pins. Through this maker board, you can create fun, intuitive and innovative projects by controlling the different sensors, modules and electronics. Want to try something different? Make a piano! Or better yet, create fun games using the Maker Board’s LED Matrix and push-buttons. What’s more, you can program this kit using Avishkaar Maker Studio, our in-house GUI based coding software.

Time to Bust Out the Tech Specs!

Now its time to get all technical folks! The Avishkaar Maker Board would feature the below-listed specs.  Let’s go through them once really quickly. 

  • Powered by an ATmega2560 microcontroller
  • Bluetooth 2.0 for wireless connectivity
  • 6 GPIO pins (4 with PWM functionality and 2 with analog input functionality)
  • Onboard 5×5 RGB LED Matrix
  • Onboard 4 push buttons
  • Onboard buzzer
  • Micro USB port for programming
  • Input Voltage: 7V to 12V

What Will I Be Learning?

Through Avishkaar’s Maker Board, you learn the fundamentals of electronics, programming, and develop skills such as problem-solving and logic building. Also, you learn about different programming concepts such as if-else constructs, loops, etc. Moreover, you’ll be able to differentiate between different kinds of sensors and understand simple electronic components like buttons and LEDs.

Stay tuned for Avishkaar Maker Board the newest brainwave from Avishkaar!