Buy Original Arduino Boards Uno, Mega, Rev3, Nano Online
Buy Original Arduino boards made in Italy. Each board has a unique barcode and traceable serial code. Arduino's original microcontroller boards are popular among robotics enthusiasts looking for a durable and high-quality Arduino board.
How do I know that my Arduino is original?
There are a couple of visual indicators that can help you determine if you got a genuine or a counterfeit Arduino.
- Original Arduino’s have their PCB’s teal in color while counterfeit are usually deep blue (or any color for that matter).
- The fonts on an original board will be much more cleaner while fake boards tend to use different and more rigid fonts
- There should be a clear map of Italy behind the board, indicating that the board is indeed made from Italy, Fake boards tend to either completely lack this or have an incorrect map of Italy
- All PCB tracks are intricately woven into the board itself and do not look exposed like most fake boards tend to look like.
- Finally, the 501K component next to the voltage regulator is generally green on fake boards. The green one is similar to the original gold black component found in the original Arduino, but the specific color is custom made for original Arduinos
- Original Arduino comes in an original Arduino brand packaging.
Are fake Arduinos good?
Fake Arduinos usually wouldn’t be tested as extensively as an original Arduino would be. Hence for maximum reliability, it is better to invest in an original version as compared to a fake off the shelf board for a lower price. However, for hobby-grade projects, a counterfeit Arduino will be more than sufficient. It is always a good idea to shop for compatible arduinos from reliable sellers. Robocraze ensures extensive QC testing and quality even for the compatible arduinos. Moreover, their technical support team ensures that you will have after-sales support in case you face issues while working on your project.
What is the difference between an authentic Arduino and a clone?
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform. Its hardware design files are released officially by the Arduino company, under a Creative Commons License. The clones work exactly as the original Arduino boards, the only difference being that the clones are not as extensively tested by the manufacturers as extensively as the original boards.
Who makes the original Arduino?
The original Arduino microcontrollers are manufactured by the Italian company called Smart Projects. American companies like SparkFun Electronics and Adafruit Industries manufacture Arduino-branded boards.
Where can I buy original Arduinos online in India?
You can get original Arduinos online from various authorized vendors online like Robocraze. Make sure you know how to differentiate between an original arduino and clones compatible with arduino, so that you’ll be able to immediately identify as soon as you receive the product.
Can I buy the original Arduino at a shop near me?
Although not all sellers stock the original Arduino boards, some of the bigger shops maintain an inventory for the original boards or are able to arrange against it from suppliers against orders. Robocraze is an authorized vendor of Arduino, and stocks the original boards.
What are the different types of Arduino Original Boards?
Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328P (datasheet). Beginners will find this as the most comfortable and reliable Arduino Original board to go for. It has 14 digital pins and 6 analog pins, giving you a total of 20 GPIO pins available for your project.
The Arduino Nano is a small, complete, and breadboard-friendly board, based on ATmega328. The board is about half the size of Uno and hence it’s ideal for use in applications where there is limited space.
Arduino Mega is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega2560. It is a bigger version of Uno and comes with a lot of extra ports for versatility. If your robotic science project or DIY project requires more than 20 GPIO pins, Arduino Mega is the best Arduino board to go for.
This arduino microcontroller is the first Arduino board based on a 32-bit ARM core microcontroller. Arduino Due is a microcontroller board based on the Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU.
What is the cost of the original Arduino in India?
The cost of an Original Arduino is usually always significantly more expensive as it’s an imported product and the cost covers various licensing fees, testing, validation, etc.