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The BizzyBee Breadboard with with Built in Arduino is now available on Kickstarter, if you would like to find the configuration that best suits your needs, please visit http://kck.st/WbiSck

The BizzyBee Breadboard eliminates the middle man, no reason for a separate card, the Arduino compatible micro-controller is built right in, in one piece, that makes it End User Friendly and New User Easy. It is the right tool for Arduino Power Users, Educators and New Experimenters alike.


On the BizzyBee focus, learning and experimentation stays right on the circuit, and because the Arduino microcontroller is embedded into the Breadboard there is no accidental separation or having to rebuild parts of the circuit again and again due to simple bumps, no "ratsnest" of wires to try to follow, no confusion as you learn, things are much simpler, focused, and stable using the BizzyBee.

Here is a typical circuit on both an Arduino and on the BizzyBee, the circuit is a traffic light simulation with a walk and dont walk LED and a switch. On the Arduino it took 15 wires, the same exact circuit and functionality on the BizzyBee it took only two wires to complete, no ratsnest, no confusion.

The BZB Breadboard comes in 3 major configurations that are each complete Arduino compatibles with enough features for each stage of development you might pass through. There are many various combinations of the 3 major configurations to give specialized working environments to best leverage your needs and experimentation.

The BZB3 with the Outrigger Shield Extender fixes the "legacy" Arduino header offset design failure by adding a second set of .100 pitch headers, while also maintaining the original shield headers for the most versatile input and output options.

The BZB Breadboard with built-in Arduino compatible microcontroller is a great exploration station to Learn, Invent or Create Your Vision, Your Art or Your Next World-changing Idea, it is only limited by your imagination what you can do.

Please join us at Kickstarter, http://kck.st/WbiSck to grab your BizzyBee today



The BZB1 is the simplest configuration and has just the main processor board. The configuration is similar to breadboard insertable arduino compatibles such as the Boarduino and ardweeny with out losing the space that an insertable takes up.

When you place an insertable into a breadboard all of the pins that it contacts are "used" up on the breadboard, making them off limits from further use for circuits, even if you don't use those pins in your project. On the BizzyBee none of pins come in contact with breadboard(because they run down the center) until you connect them, so it has the convenience of a lower cost of an insertable without the loss of breadboard space.

It also allows you Processor portability, because you could use several of them for several different projects without having to unwire and pull your arduino out to start a new one.

Just like other insertables the main savings comes from not having the ftdi with each processor, you only need one for several processors to program sketches.

You could use the the BZB2 or BZB3 to program the BZB1, or you would need a separate ftdi breakout board. Also becuse it is a modular system you could just add on the Power/Serial module and it becomes a BZB2, or add the Power/Serial module, the Ctrl IO board and the Outrigger Shield Extender and you would have a BZB3, all of the parts are interchangable and modular, so if you had several you could build which ever configuration you needed for your current project and reconfigure if your next projects had different needs.

The most common usage is to get a BZB3 as a master unit and several BZB1s to use as standalone project boards, this configuration is available in both our Maker pack and Dev pack reward levels.

Thanks for the interest.



There is a little more than a week left to join others and get your hands on this great tool, be sure to visit the kickstarter at http://kck.st/WbiSck

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