Engadget post time: April 29, 2013 at 10:19PM
While there have certainly been attempts at easing the Arduino learning curve, many of these still demand a new board or simplify just one aspect of a much larger universe. Olympia Circuits’ new Arno Shield could help strike a better balance between starting fresh and diving into the deep end. It includes all the buttons, lights and sensors needed for 40-plus educational projects, but grafts on to existing boards such as the company’s LeOlympia or an Arduino Uno. Owners don’t have to add parts or wires; they just remove the shield once they’ve learned enough to create their own masterworks. The shield kit won’t be cheap when it arrives on May 2nd for $60, but it may prove the real bargain for tinkerers who want a full-fledged Arduino board as soon as the training wheels come off.
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Source: Olympia Circuits
Reference source: Engadget