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A fast way to program

The Arduino-platform uses an easy-to-learn programming language and API (C-based) of processing. PlayDuino was built for this programming language from the ground up. Furthermore the PlayDuinOS makes programming like a breeze.

Surprisingly easy display

The display is a 16 by 16 dots LED-matrix. Every single LED can be set to 3 different brightness-levels. The low-resolution display saves you a tremendous programming effort and complexity.


PlayDuino each has the "PlayDuino port" interface that can be connected to PlayDuino extensions. In addition, it is possible to connect third-party hardware or custom designed hardware.

The PlayDuinOS

Navigate with simple commands - the OS does the rest for you. A few lines of code are enough to program a simple game. This allows to fully concentrate on programming.

Integrated battery management

The integrated LiPo-battery guarantees fun on the go. As soon as you plug in your USB jack the device recharges itself automatically.

Well-known architecture

The famous and well-known Atmel ATmega microcontroller-familiy is the heart of PlayDuino. The PlayDuinOS fully utilizes all functions of the ATmega and gets the last bit of juice out of it. The OS was specifically designed for the ATmega architecture and uses only few ressources. There is still enough left for comprehensive games.

Integrated USB

Every PlayDuino is by default equipped with an USB jack. You can plug your PlayDuino into a standard PC USB port and exchange data in real-time. Furthermore the InoStore allows you to stream your display-contents to your computer or upload your self-made software, software from the store, etc. to your PlayDuino over USB.

Easily wireless

The PlayDuino can be optionally equipped with a wireless-chip. The chip enable the PlayDuino to use the channels in the 433MHz and 868MHz band. This allows you to play with your friends in multiplayer-mode, send current sensor-data to your PC, etc.


Microcontroller: Atmega32u4 / 16 MHz
Operating voltage: 5 V
Battery: 1000 mAh / about 8h
Interface: USB (simultaneous power supply), PlayDuino port (based on I2C), optional: wireless-adapter (Jeenode with 433MHz, 868MHz)
Display: 16x16 pixel LED-matrix with 3 brightness-levels
Buttons: 6 individually illuminated buttons

* Beim Schulversuch "Operation PlayDuino" ist kein Akku oder Funkmodul im Gerät verbaut