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Adafruit CLUE

Is not your ordinary micro:bit clone

I was happy to snag an alpha version of Adafruit CLUE, straight from the hot baking sheet. When Adafruit Industries release limited batch of their new development board. I was really stoked to get this one as I really like BBC micro:bit and Adafruit’s new baby seems like 100% upgrade in everything !

So lets take a look at what we got here. This nice unboxing video will tells about packaging and components. Please check high resolution photos of Adafruit CLUE as well.

Here are hardware specs with the links to the websites with detailed information and spec sheets.

Wireless CPU:Nordic nRF52840 Bluetooth LE processor
64 MHz Cortex M4 processor
1 MB of Flash, 256KB RAM,
https://infocenter.nordicsemi.com/pdf/nRF52840_OPS_v0.5.1.pdf
Display 1.3″ 240×240 Color IPS TFT display
Accelerometer/GyroLSM6DS33
MagnetometerLIS3MDL
Proximity, Light, RGB and Gesture Sensor APDS9960 from Avago Technologies:
Has integrated IR LED and driver, along with four directional photodiodes that sense reflected IR energy from the LED. It’s proximity detection feature allows it to measure the distance an object is from the front of the sensor (up to a few centimeters) with 8 bit resolution
MicrophonePDM MEMS SiSonic SPK0415HM4H-B
https://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/Knowles%20Acoustics%20PDFs/SPK0415HM4H-B.pdf
Humidity Sensor Sensirion SHT30-D
https://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/Sensirion%20PDFs/HT_DS_SHT3x_ARP_V3.pdf
Barometric PressureBMP280
Status LEDRGB NeoPixel indicator LED
Storage2 MB internal flash storage for datalogging, images, fonts or CircuitPython code
SoundBuzzer/speaker for playing tones and beeps
White LEDTwo bright white LEDs in front for illumination / color sensing
ConnectivityQwiic / STEMMA QT connector
PowerPower it from any 3-6V battery source (internal regulator and protection diodes)
SoftwareProgrammable with Arduino IDE or CircuitPython

High resolution images of Adafruit CLUE:

Front side featuring 240x240 IPS TFT Display
Front side featuring 240×240 IPS TFT Display
Back side of the Adafruit CLUE featuring main processor and sensors
Back side of the Adafruit CLUE featuring main processor and sensors
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