Arduino/Genuino we need you in LatinAmerica
Tomas de Camino Beck
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I’m somewhat puzzled. Is this about making, or fanboying for the latest glamour? After all, the 101 is barely anounced and even in Europe only available in small numbers - in fact, I couldn’t get one from the Arduino booth at Make Munich last week - not to mention 10 or 20.

Sure, I can feel the urge to have the latest toys. It’s in our genes :)) Lets be serious, the 101 is a brand new anouncement - and right now, not a comodity like the Uno, but a brand product from a single manufacturer. Give it half a year, and 101 compatible boards will show up all arround the world. In fact, right now is the only phase in the lifecycle of a new open source product, where the development investment can be regained. As soon as the copying starts, prices will drop to a bare minimum.

Heck, why don’t you download the schematics, get Eagle, draw a board, order some Curie from Intel and do your own set of 20+ boards? Thats not only the spirit of open hardware, but adds even more insight - not to mention supporting the capability of hardware creation in your country. Sounds like a great goal, doesn’t it?

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