TinyCircuits is a maker of tiny open source electronics that let you create your own miniature electronic projects. Our main product is the TinyDuino - an Arduino compatible platform the size of a US Quarter. The TinyDuino platform is completely modular and works like tiny electronic LEGOs, so you can easily add complex functions, like GPS, WiFi, motor control or graphics displays to your projects just by plugging the expandable modules (called TinyShields).
We serve the Maker community and are Maker's ourselves - we make all TinyCircuits products in our factory in Akron, Ohio, USA, and take great care to make sure the products we ship out are the highest quality.
TinyCircuits are used by thousands of people in over sixty countries worldwide to create a variety of projects, from Makers creating projects at home to engineering students in the top universities doing cutting edge research. TinyCircuits are being used by small companies to create product prototypes as well as the largest tech companies to test new concepts.
TinyCircuits is an Open Source Hardware company specializing in designing and manufacturing very small (Tiny) electronics. Based out of Akron, OH, TinyCircuits was originally started in 2011 by Ken Burns as AkroSense LLC, with the intent to develop cheap, smart (very easy to use) and tiny sensors. During development of the initial sensor prototypes, we realized the need for a host processor platform to use – and the Arduino was the perfect fit. After showing off the prototypes to our friends, we began to shift our focus to building out the TinyDuino platform first, offering a core set of building blocks for makers to use to build cool stuff.
TinyCircuits is based in downtown Akron, Ohio, in a 100 year old former rubber factory. We are proud to manufacture our own products here in the US and have a full surface mount electronics (SMT) line in operation. Check out the following video for a behind the scenes tour of our facility and see the TinyDuino being made:
TinyCircuits is a supporter of open source hardware and software and believes this leads to faster innovation in a collaborative environment. Our TinyDuino and TinyLily products are all open source and released under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0 License. The TinyDuino is a derivative design of the Arduino Uno, created by the Arduino Team, and the TinyLily is a derivative design of the LilyPad Arduino, created by Leah Buechley and Sparkfun Electronics. We are a proud supporter of the Open Source Hardware Association and have helped sponsor the Open Hardware Summit since 2013.