Propeller Activity Board WX

  • 32912: Propeller Activity Board WX
  • 32912: Propeller Activity Board WX
  • 32912: Propeller Activity Board WX
$79.00
Product ID: 32912
In Stock: 200
1-9$79.00
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Overview

The Propeller Activity Board WX features the 8-core Propeller microcontroller pre-wired to a host of popular peripherals for fast and fun experiments.  Designed especially for STEM education, it's a great tool for learning or teaching technology basics: electronics, programming, sensors, communication, computer science, engineering, and control systems.

Programming is well-supported with our graphical BlocklyProp tutorials or text-based C-language tutorials. It's also the board included on the ActivityBot Robot.

The WX version of the Propeller Activity Board expands upon the functionality of the original (#32910).  There’s more current for your projects with independent 1.8 amp 3.3 V and 5 V switching regulators, an upgrade from audio-out-only to a Mini TRRS audio/video (or audio/mic) jack, and selectable wireless socket/USB communication between host computer and the Propeller chip (RF module not included!)

Key Features:

  • BlocklyProp graphical programming on Chromebook, Windows, or Mac
  • Text-based C programming on Windows or Mac
  • 8-core Propeller microcontroller & 64 KB EEPROM
  • RF module socket with WiFi support — experiment with wireless communication and debugging
  • microSD card holder — log sensor data or play WAV files
  • Mini TRRS audio/video jack — listen to WAV files, synthesized speech, or output Propeller-generated video 
  • 3-pin headers — quickly connect servos, sensors, serial LCDs, etc.  
  • Breadboard — build and rebuild circuits without soldering   
  • A/D and D/A converters — read or set the voltages for battery monitoring or sensors
  • Independent switching regulators —  3.3 V, 1.8 A and 5 V, 1.8 A
  • Power via USB or power supply/battery pack — the choice is yours
  • A bag of 10 3" jumper wires and four protective rubber feet are included

Note: our 7.5 VDC, 1 Amp Power Supply is recommended, not included.

This product replaces the original Propeller Activity Board (#32910).

Details

  • Power requirements: 6 to 15 VDC from an external power supply, or 5 V from a USB port
  • Communication: USB mini-B (onboard serial over USB) or wireless (RF module not included)
  • Dimensions: 4.0 x 3.05 x 0.625 in (10.16 x 7.75 x 1.59 cm)
  • Operating temp range: +32 to +158 °F (0 to +70 °C)
  • 8-core Propeller P8X32A-Q44 microcontroller
  • 1.8A, 3.3V/5V switching regulators
  • 18 Propeller I/O available for prototyping
  • 64 KB I2C EEPROM
  • 5 MHz crystal oscillator
  • microSD card slot
  • Mini TRRS audio/video jack
  • Wireless module socket with DO, DI, RTS, CTS access
  • Breadboard with 34 5-socket rows
  • 3-pin servo ports, jumper-select 5 V or VIN  
  • 12-bit 4-channel SPI ADC with 5 V reference
  • 2-channel D/A, 0–3.3 V
  • 3-position power switch
  • Reset button
  • 2.1 mm center-positive power jack
  • Auto-selects between USB or external power
  • Built-in USB over-current protection

Downloads & Documentation

Product Specific Downloads
Download Details More Info
BlocklyProp Visual Programming Tool & FAQ for Schools - 127.13 KB | updated: 27 Mar 2018 - 1:28 pm
SimpleIDE Software for Raspberry Pi (Propeller C) - 110.13 MB | updated: 17 Feb 2016 - 2:25 pm
SimpleIDE Software for Linux (Propeller C) - 146.48 MB | updated: 17 Feb 2016 - 11:32 am
SimpleIDE Software for Mac (Propeller C) - 71.8 MB | updated: 30 Jan 2017 - 3:10 pm
SimpleIDE Software for Windows (Propeller C) - 78.99 MB | updated: 24 May 2018 - 7:51 am
Propeller Activity Board WX DipTrace Files - 572.26 KB | updated: 27 Sep 2017 - 4:51 pm
Propeller Activity Board WX Schematic - 183.85 KB | updated: 27 Sep 2017 - 5:27 pm
Propeller Activity Board WX Product Guide - 1.52 MB | updated: 27 Sep 2017 - 6:19 pm
Parallax FTDI USB Drivers for Windows - 2.68 MB | updated: 02 Sep 2016 - 5:51 pm

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