The Arduino development platform has introduced millions of people to embedded programming. With an easy to use development environment and a bunch of libraries that make it easy to get up and going quickly, there isn't a better way to have fun with microcontrollers.
This platform is the Leonardo variety, based on the Atmel ATmega32u4, and is a genuine Arduino manufactured product. The Leonardo gives you a few more I/O pins and is nearly completely surface mount.
|Description||Arduino embedded development platform|
|Hackability||100% - Its even got its own IDE!|
16MHz 8bit core
32k flash (less 4k for bootloader)
Processor and I/O run at 5V
100% - it's the original!
20 I/O pins (7 PWM)
12 Analog input pins
|Software||Download the IDE here|