TinyCircuits is an Open Source Hardware company based in downtown Akron, OH USA out of a 100 year old, former rubber factory. We specialize in designing and manufacturing very small (Tiny) electronics that let you create your own miniature electronics projects. We are proud to manufacture our products here in the USA and have a full surface mount electronics (SMT) line in operation.
We serve the Maker community and are Maker's ourselves - 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 in the expandable modules (called TinyShields).
TinyCircuits was founded 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, we began to shift our focus to building out the TinyDuino Platform to offer a core set of building blocks for makers to use to make cool shit!
TinyCircuits are used by thousands of people in over sixty countries worldwide to create a variety of projects, from Makers creating fun projects at home to engineering students at the top universities like Berkeley, Duke, and MIT doing cutting edge research. TinyCircuits are used by small companies to create prototypes as well as large tech companies to test new concepts.
TinyCircuits is a proud supporter of the Open Source Hardware Association and have helped to sponsor the Open Hardware Summit since 2013. We believe that open source leads to faster innovation in a collaborative environment. The 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.
Our mission here at TinyCircuits' is to make cool shit and to inspire the maker community while we're doing it.