In my previous post about the Mini Maker Faire Orlando, I described some of the cool hardware that was on display. In this post, I’m going to describe some of the electronics available from local vendors.
Local vendor Electrimod (Clermont, FL) was on hand to showcase their pluggable modules for PIC microcontroller development. Basically, Electrimod is developing products that are equivalent to Arduino shields. You start with the PIC module, and then plug in whatever other modules you need to build your prototype in the form of a stack.
These brand-new products aren’t available yet, but they should be shipping by June or July 2012.
Jaycon Systems is our local Arduino distributor, based on the Space Coast. They actually sell a wide range of electronic components in addition to Arduinos, such as ARM-based microcontrollers, motor drivers and sensor modules.