Virtual Breadboard or 'VBB' is a development and an emulation environment for embedded applications that use microcontrollers featuring Makeable Breadboard layouts that bring your designs to life.
Unlike VBB which has open-ended goal of emulating the entire world, WaveRaster has the specific goal of making it unbelievably easy to use your phone as the user interface to your embedded projects. Because its a specific goal it's easier to build a business case and yet because the code base is shared with VBB progress with WaveRaster also moves VBB forward. Two birds, one stone.
The WaveRaster Platform involves
WaveRaster Studio. VBB spin-off to keep goals focused.
An Android Viewer App that runs on your phone (iPhone soon)
Android Java programming model and embedded runtime
Arduino I/O libraries ported to Java and integrated with Android
FlowCode Visual Programming Visij:Android runtime
The Muvium ahead-of-time java cloud compiler technology.
Google Cloud App-Engine Application to connect it all together
The Ruggeduino is a ruggedized Arduino-compatible microcontroller board. Features include overcurrent and overvoltage protection on all I/O pins and 5V/3.3V outputs, ESD protection on all I/O pins and USB port, total microcontroller overcurrent protection, and operation at up to 24V. Fully assembled and ready to work right out of the box. Works with the Arduino GUI and is compatible with Arduino shields and libraries.
Who needs a Ruggeduino? Anyone who makes mistakes. There are some things a regular Arduino will tolerate; other actions will destroy it immediately. We took all the common mistakes that people make with their Arduinos and designed the Ruggeduino to protect against them. Everyone from students just getting started with electronics to busy engineers that can’t afford to have their tools fail them can benefit from a microcontroller board that forgives mistakes.
Think of it this way: one Ruggeduino costs much less than two Arduinos, and you don’t have to wait for the second one to arrive after you destroy your first.