Single-board micro-controllers are micro-controllers built onto a single printed circuit board. This kind of boards provide all of the circuitry necessary for a useful control task: microprocessor, I/O circuits, clock generator, RAM, stored program memory and any support ICs necessary. As they are usually low-cost hardware, and have an especially low capital cost for development, single-board micro-controllers have long been popular in education, which is one of our mains goals. They are also a popular means for developers to gain hands-on experience with a new processor family.
At Open Labs we have launched WMKIT, a starter educational kit that includes a breadboard, a single-board microcontroller and instructions of a number of experiments. designed to make the process of using electronics in multidisciplinary projects more accessible.
Our micro-controller kit will is on sale with all the margins from the sales going to the support of Open Labs and/or other open knowledge related organizations in the region that are promoting free/open source relatd projects. All the documentation of the WMKIT are published using a Creative Commons license.
More details: www.wemakeit.co.