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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?

    By now it's available the Fishino UNO board, compatible with Arduino UNO.
    Another board is in preparation, the Fishino MEGA, compatible with Arduino MEGA, whith same enhancements as Fishino UNO plus the ability to be powered bu e single cell LiPo battery.
    A 32 bit board is in advanced prototyping phase. It'll have outstanding perfomances, the Fishino MZ; we'll give more details here when available.

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    What's needed to program a Fishino board?

    All Fishino boards are 100% compatible with Arduino's IDE; it's enough to choose the Arduino counterpart in settings. For example, for Fishino UNO you shall select Arduino UNO. For the coming 32 bit boards we're preparing some IDE extensions to handle them. 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.