The NICTA ed1 board is an educational platform for experimentation with embedded systems programming.
The board was used by high school students during the NICTA created embedded programming courses that ran as part of the National Computer Science School (NCSS). These courses are open to all Australian high school students; follow the link to NCSS for more information.
For a number of years the board was also used as part of the NICTA Creative Embedded Challenge Competition.
The board is compatible with the popular Arduino Programming Language and contains a variety of input and output devices including:
- 3 axis accelerometer
- Temperature sensor
- Light sensor
- 16k byte EEPROM
- 16 x 2 LCD panel with optional backlight
- Eight red LEDs on a shift register
- Two pushbuttons
- Piezo buzzer
- IR receiver and transmitter
To use with the Arduino software IDE select the board type “Arduino Duemilanove w/ ATmega328”.
The NICTA ed1 board schematic is below and is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share alike 2.5 Generic License.