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Parallax Propeller Board of Education

The form of the original Board of Education meets the powerful function of the multicore Propeller microcontroller. A built-in set of peripherals makes it ready to support an amazing array of projects, prototypes, hands-on activities, and kits. The Propeller Board of Education is ideal for learning the basics of electronics, programming and robotics. It also simplifies advanced applications that require RF-linked communication, audio/ visual peripherals, and gigs of SD memory.

Key Features:

  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Built-in Propeller microcontroller, 64 KB EEPROM and 5 MHz crystal oscillator.
  • Breadboard, sockets for power and I/O access, and six servo ports with power-select jumpers for easy prototyping
  • Automatically selects between USB and external power sources and provides USB over-current protection
  • 9 V battery and center-positive 2.1 mm power connectors offer two external power options
  • Convenient reset button and 3-position power switch
  • Onboard Mini stereo-audio jack, electret microphone, and VGA port for audio/visual projects
  • Built-in MicroSD card and XBee wireless module sockets simplify advanced applications
  • Dedicated analog header sockets provide three 10-bit inputs and two buffered variable-resolution outputs
  • 2x10 header for connecting I/O pins to VGA, XBee, Propeller clock and reset, USB serial flow control, and up to 10 LEDs
  • Indicator lights for system power, servo power, eight color-coded VGA channels, two analog output level, XBee TX/RX, and USB TX/RX
  • SEPIC 5 V switching regulator can deliver up to 3 A across the commercial temperature range
  • Linear 3.3 V regulator can deliver up to 460 mA at room temperature

Technical Details:

  • Power requirements: 4–16 VDC
  • Communication: USB for programming
  • Dimensions: 4.375 x 3.05 x 0.625 in (11.11 x 7.75 x 1.59 cm)
  • Operating temp range: +32 to +158 °F (0 to +70 °C)