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    What is a Fishino?

    Fishino is a prototyping board 100% compatible with Arduino, but with greatly enhanced capabilities.

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    Where can I buy a Fishino board?

    Fishino boards are distributed by Futura Elettronica.

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    Which are the official Fishino boards?

    Following are currently on the market:
    - the Fishino UNO card, compatible with Arduino UNO
    - the Fishino MEGA card, compatible with Arduino MEGA
    - the Fishino GUPPY card, compatible with Arduino NANO
    - the Fishino 32 board

    The above mentioned cards have special additional features, supported by numerous libraries:
    - WiFi Module for Fishino UNO, Fishino MEGA, Fishino GUPPY and Fishino 32
    - MicroSD Slot for Fishino ONE, Fishino MEGA, Fishino GUPPY and Fishino 32
    - RTC Module for Fishino UNO, Fishino MEGA and Fishino 32
    - Power Supply by LiPo for Fishino GUPPY, Fishino MEGA and Fishino 32
    - Stereo Audio Codec for Fishino 32

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    What's needed to program a Fishino board?

    All Fishino boards are 100% compatible with Arduino's IDE; you can use the packages we prepared for 8-bit versions (Fishino ONE, Fishino MEGA, Fishino GUPPY) and for 32-bit version (Fishino 32).
    Simply enter the following link in the additional boards manager URLs:
    http://www.fishino.it/arduinoide/package_fishino_index.json

    In short we'll also publish a completely rewritten IDE, which is by far more performant and easy to use than original one.

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    Do I need some special application to use Fishino boards?

    No, you can use Fishino boards exactly like their Arduino counterparts. To use the enanced functionalities available on Fishino's you'll find software libraries in download section.

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    My PC can't see my Fishino board, what shall I do ?

    Windows OS needs drivers to be able to use Fishino boards, exactly like Arduino ones.
    The drivers are needed only up to Windows 7 version included; on following versions drivers should be already embedded into OS.
    You can download Windows drivers in download section
    Linux PCs have the drivers embedded in kernel, so you'll not need them.

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    Which I/O are used by on board periferals on Fishino ?

    Fishino uses same I/O used by equivalent Arduino shields; so, for Fishino UNO and Fishino Guppy :

    • The WiFi module uses I/O 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
      It can be fully disabled with a bridge between CH_PD pin and GND on ESP connector.
    • The microSD interface uses I/O 4, 11, 12 and 13 and requires that I/O 10 is a digital output.
      To free used I/O it's enough to remove the microSD card from slot.
    • The RTC module communicates through i2c interface using SCL e SDA pins which are overlapped to analog ports A4 and A5 on UNO and Guppy boards.

    On Fishino Mega :
    • The WiFi module uses I/O 7, 10, 50, 51 and 52.
      It can be fully disabled with a bridge between CH_PD pin and GND on ESP connector.
    • The microSD interface uses I/O 4, 50, 51 and 52 and requires that I/O 10 is a digital output.
      To free used I/O it's enough to remove the microSD card from slot.
    • The RTC module communicates through i2c interface using SCL e SDA pins.