The recently unveiled Project Pepino is a comprehensive drag and drop development environment for Makers.
Created by Tovi Levis, the open source Pepino comprises both a hardware platform and software layer.
On the hardware side, Pepino boasts a custom-designed board powered by Atmel’s popular ATmega328 microcontroller (MCU).
Additional key hardware specs include:
- 8 digital inputs/outputs
- 4 LEGO sensors
- 2 analog inputs
- 2 Motors
- I2C Bus
- LCD Display
- 3D Printed Case
Meanwhile, the software environment is hosted on a Raspberry Pi (model B) that connects to the Atmel-powered board.
Levis says he created Pepino as a final project for his degree at the Afeka College of Engineering in Israel, with source code and installation instructions expected to go live at some point in the near future.
Although additional details are still scarce at this point, you can check out Project Pepino’s official page here.