Meet Wrigley.


Wrigley is a multi-purpose Microcontroller designed by the VIP Program at Rice University. Roughly the size of a stick of gum, Wrigley minimizes space while maximizing performance.

It will be used across many Rice projects including continued use in the VIP Program and Senior design projects. It was funded by the George R. Brown Teaching grant.


Wrigley was adapted from the Tiva C Launchpad, a popular prototyping micro controller produced by Texas Instruments. Half as big and having twice as many ports, Wrigley is a significant upgrade.

As the Tiva Launchpad is already a helpful teaching tool in Rice’s early electrical engineering curriculum, Wrigley allows seniors to apply familiar concepts in a more powerful and flexible way to accomplish bigger and better projects.