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Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket by Mike Barela

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Chapter 1. Introducing Trinket

The Arduino has revolutionized the use of microcontrollers—programmable electronics—in the last several years, providing easy-to-use hardware and software at a reasonable price point. The often-cited Internet of Things has grown from this ubiquity of easy-to-use programmable electronics, sensors, and communications.

One of the few disappointments that typically comes after building a permanent project is, “I used my Uno in my project, and now I no longer have my $30 board.” That, and the fact that many projects do not require all the horsepower and connectivity an Arduino Uno or larger board offers.

This “bigger is not always best” situation offered an opportunity to Adafruit Industries, a small company based in ...

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