The Maker UNO Plus is an Arduino compatible board that has been specially designed to simplify project building with built-in LEDs, which make finding and solving problems very easy. A simple buzzer is also included to play some sounds through the Arduino.
Students / Makers can skip the trouble of building the basic electronic circuits, which can be boring and time-consuming. Although it is just as important to learn about elementary electronics, this part can also come later after they have experienced how easy it is to make a great project. Start coding immediately and see your board light up and play a melody with 1 push of a button.
For experienced makers, this is also useful for quickly testing code without having to connect other devices. With the conventional Arduino boards, makers also have to deal with another common problem: problems with troubleshooting a circuit. This is because if it doesn't work, you never know if the problem is due to the circuit or coding. With Maker UNO the problem is solved! Not only do the built-in LEDs work as outputs, they can also act as indicators and clearly show what is happening on that pin.
Maker UNO is fully compatible with Arduino. You can use the same library and code as the original. The Maker UNO Plus has 12x LEDs, 1x piezo buzzer and 1x programmable button. In addition, the DC jack has been removed because most boards used in classes are powered via USB. The ATmega16u2 has also been replaced by an FT231X USB-to-TTL converter.
One of the best features of the official Arduino Uno is the label printed on the headers. It saves a lot of time when you want to connect the I / O pins to a circuit. That is why we have included a set of these label stickers for pin-headers for all Maker UNOs! (Please note that you have to stick the stickers yourself on the Maker UNO)