Alice Lite

A low cost Arduino trainer board
for Nano, 5V Pro Mini,
and 5V Pro Micro.

Great features and low price.
Great for ESP8266 development.
Great for senior design projects.

Alice Lite main features:
  • Two pushbuttons
  • 2-position DIP switch
  • 4 user LEDs
  • Light sensor
  • Potentiometer
  • Temperature sensor
  • Speaker
  • MicroSD memory for SPI experiment
  • I2C interface for 0.96" OLED 128x64 graphic display or 2x16 character LCD.
  • DS3231 I2C RTC and 32K EEPROM interface
  • Accepts TFT 2.2" adapter ( the adapter is not included, but open source through hole PCB is available at Oshpark).
  • A complete ESP8266 development board including auto programming with an external FTDI cable, compatible to SparkFun ESP8266 thing, directly supported by Arduino IDE, no extra installation needed.
  • Easy to program ESP-01, works as a NodeMCU.  Auto programming without pushing a button or change a jumper.
  • Supports multi-processor applications using I2C communication between 328P and ESP8266
  • nRF24L01+ interface
  • LiPo charger, when it's not in use for developing code. it can be used as a standard LiPo charger
  • 4 servo or relay outputs
  • 2 external analog sensor inputs
  • Solderless breadboard included
  • External power supply using a smart phone charger 
  • 3.3V 1A regulator for ESP8266 web applications
  • Accepts all shields for Arduino UNO
  • Supports Nano, Pro Mini and Pro Micro (Nano, Pro Mini and Micro are not included)
  • PCB size: @3X UNO
  • 3 larger holes allow it to be stored inside a binder for protection, it's also easy for students to carry
  • Ground point for scope


Nowadays a low cost NANO module often comes with a new USB to TTL converter, the CH340, instead of the FT232RL.
The Ch340 is a 16 pin chip and the FT232RL is a 28 pin chip.
You need to install the CH340 driver for the low cost NANO.


Interfaces with an I2C LCD module 


With a 128x64, 0.98" OLED


Reads sensor inputs, controls servos and relay for robotic applications.



Setup for a Wi-Fi relay





2.2" TFT display via a small shield
The shield is available at Oshpark
The SD card contains the bitmap file for the logo



Thanks to Adafruit for the SSD1306 driver on the I2C 0.96" OLED.

See projects on the OLED:  http://www.instructables.com/id/15-Cool-OLED-Display-Projects/

Thanks for Roger Scheafer's help in software and beta testing.  All demo programs for the Alice Lite are written by him.