Digistump is the company behind the Digispark and DigiX and now their latest Kickstarter the Digispark Pro! They are a family owned company based in Portland, Oregon. I backed the Digispark Pro with the Beta Edition as the reward. This has to be one of the fastest Kickstarters I have backed as it was funded May 11th, 2014 and I received the Beta Edition June 22nd, 2014. Here are some pictures of the Beta Edition.
|Bottom center Digispark Pro|
The Digispark Pro Beta Edition comes with an extra “shield”. This shield has an 8×8 LED Matrix, joystick, LDR(Light Sensor), MAX7219 with socket to drive the LED Matrix, and all of the needed passives. All you have to do is solder it up.
I have it mostly soldered up, just waiting for the documentation to be posted to see how the Digispark Pro headers are intended to be soldered to work with the shield.
|Digispark Pro with USB Tester and default blink sketch|
Using the USB Tester, with the default blink sketch it uses about 22-23mA.
Look out for more posts with projects using the Digispark Pro!