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I think the main reason that the arduino is so popular is because it was backed up by make magazine
QuoteI think the main reason that the arduino is so popular is because it was backed up by make magazineI definitely think that helped. I'm planning on putting my board on their blog to hopefully stir interest.
Yea, the Arduino looks cheap because the upfront costs are low. But if you add all the extra wiring, bread boarding, shields, the requirement for two batteries, a USB cable, etc., then it'll be more. If you add up all these costs for the Arduino Mega, it'll be the same price as the Axon. Grin
somebody decided to skew that one header .05" and it made the board pseudo proprietary