General Guide to SparkFun Blocks for Intel® Edison

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Special Function Blocks

SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - Arduino
The Arduino Block is extremely versatile. Programmed via UART1 on the expansion header, it's possible to use the Arduino as a serial interface to anything that would normally work with an Arduino Pro Mini. The Arduino Block is great when you need precise timing of sensors or outputs such as encoders or WS2812 LED's
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - Base
The Base is useful for mounting an Edison as a file system on a host computer. The Base Block provides the same functionality as the Intel® Edison and Mini Breakout board. The Base Block has the added capability of powering the Edison through the Console port, freeing the OTG port for device usage.
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - microSD
The microSD card holder gives access to the Edison's high speed SD port. Turn your Edison into a mobile file server, high capacity data logger, or extend the file system of your OS.
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - OLED
The OLED Block earns it's special function categorization because it is considered an "End Block". It must always be at the end of a Block stack since it is a user interface. The OLED block was designed to allow users to create a custom controller or portable game system.