The Blocktinu is the development environment for your Tinusaur microcontroller boards where you could use blocks to produce real C programming language source code.
As you move your blocks (on the left) to implement your algorithms, the source code (on the right) will be automatically updated. Pretty neat, huh?
Now you can start learning the C programming language by playing with the blocks and looking at the changes in the source code that has been generated.
Once your program is ready it will be compiled in the cloud so no installation of any SDK will be necessary. The resulting binary code for the ATtiny85 microcontroller will be returned back to you.
The Blocktinu is part of the Tinusaur project.
The Blocktinu and the Tinusaur are open source projects. Both the software and the hardware!
The Blocktinu is almost ready for public use.
The Blocktinu is part of the Tinusaur crowdfunding campaign that we have launched on January 22nd, 2018.
Support our crowdfunding campaign. Get yourself a Tinusaur microcontroller board. You will receive early access to the Blocktinu development environment.
Thanks a lot for your contribution to the campaign and for the support of our project. We have just passed the 10% mark! As usual, our campaign goes slow but steady.
Please, if you can, spread the word about our project, share it with people that might be interested.
All the best,
The TINUSAUR Team.
Campaign link: http://igg.me/at/tinusaur
Project link: http://tinusaur.org
- A small robot car that you could build yourself and program it to follow a black line on the floor.
- A small game platform, that you could build and program yourself.
Those are the Tinusaur project goodies. They can help you learn, teach and make things with microcontrollers, and have fun at the same time. This is what the Tinusaur project is about.
Next Monday, on January 22nd we are launching a crowdfunding campaign to make more of those fun projects.
Join us at http://igg.me/at/tinusaur and subscribe for updates about the launch.
Good news, dear friends, and supporters! All of the parts are here (except some of the green 3mm LEDs) and we started packaging everything else (except some of the LEDx2 Shields).
Quick stats about the bundles we have to package:
— Tinusaur Board LITE: 559 pcs
— Tinusaur Board STD: 182 pcs
— Shield LEDx2: 179 pcs
— Shield EDUx4IO: 160 pcs
So, starting next week we will be shipping the first packages. You will receive an individual message through the Indiegogo messaging when we ship your perks.
All the best,
The TINUSAUR Team.
We’ve recently discovered a bug in our Arduino IDE package that will cause an error when you try to compile your code.
We have a fix for it and the only thing you need to do is to update the package.
Here is how:
- Start your Arduino IDE
- Go to the menu Tools / Board … and then “Board Manager …” at the top.
- Wait for a while until the list is updated from the Internet.
- Scroll all the way down to the bottom until you see the “Tinusaur Boards“.
- Click on the item and see the “Update” button.
- Press the “Update” button.
If you don’t have the package installed yet follow the instructions for setting up the Arduino IDE with the Tinusaur boards.
If you don’t have a Tinusaur board yet 🙂 go to our Indiegogo Campaign InDemand option and get one.
We are 179% funded! This would’ve not happened without you.
- 179% funded on February 20, 2017
- $4,675 USD total funds raised
We will be posting updates regularly, as often as there’s something to update you about.
All the best,
The Tinusaur Team.
As you may have noticed we’ve extended our campaign by a couple of days to allow more people to get their perks over the weekend.
We’re 175% over our original goal, $4522 raised – with 12 hours still left to go.
We’re so excited that we’ve decided to make this pledge: if we reach 200% or $5000 (whichever happens first) before the end of the campaign (i.e. in about 12 hours) we promise that we will make the Tinusaur Car – a 2-wheel mini car that can follow a line – and we will make it available on our website.
We are already building a working prototype.
What can you do to help us reach our next goal?
- Go to our campaign https://igg.me/at/tinusaur support us – get a perk.
- Share our campaign link https://igg.me/at/tinusaur with your friends or through your social media channels.
Wish us luck for the next 12 hours!
The Tinusaur Team.
We are 140% funded and there are only 16 hours left of our Indiegogo campaign.
This would’ve not happened without your support. 🙂
By continuing to support our cause you will help us get even more Tinusaur kits to our students.
Not interested in getting a Tinusaur board? You can donate to the project! Our promise: we will spend the money to bring the Tinusaur boards to even more students … as we’ve done it before.
Neither of those is for you? No problem. You could just share our campaign link https://igg.me/at/tinusaur to your social media channels such like Facebook, Twitter, or whatever you prefer.
Just a quick reminder: After the campaign is over the price of the boards, the kits, and the shipping will go slightly up so now is the best time get a bunch them.
Thanks again for your support.
Last week we’ve launched our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and, as of a few minutes ago, we’ve reached 1/3-rd of our goal already. 🙂
In case you’re not familiar what the Tinusaur project is about …
A small board with a tiny chip on it that comes as an assembly kit – a small package with parts and you get the chance to learn how to solder it. This circuit is so simple that there are very few things that could go wrong. It’s been around for over 3 years and used in schools and universities to educate young people in both hardware and software. With this campaign, you could help us produce more of the Tinusaur boards, bring the cost down to $3 per basic “lite” board and allow more people to be able to get them.
The Tinusaur boards are powered by the Atmel ATtiny85 microcontroller. You could program your Tinusaur board with the Arduino development environment, or if you chose so – using the plain old C/C++ compiler, or … using whatever you prefer.
The success of this campaign will help us produce our boards and kits in much larger quantities and bring the coast down. That will allow us to have the basic “lite” boards for as little as $3/pcs – that will make them available for even more people.
Help us spread the word – just share it. But, if you like the idea and the project, you could back us up. Here’s the link: https://igg.me/at/tinusaur.
Thanks in advance for your support.
With the growing interest in our project and kits, we decided to plan for and launch another Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign – next week.
The link for the campaign will be http://igg.me/at/tinusaur.
Some of our team members will be at the FOSDEM in Brussels on the 4th and the 5th next week – will be glad to meet anyone interested in what we’re doing.