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Offline AlienRelics

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One Dollar Board on IndieGoGo
« on: May 17, 2016, 07:05:28 pm »
So... $1 per board seems like a low target to hit, however I have bought some ESP8266 boards for only a few dollars more than that.

Just an ATTiny85, some LEDs, and one of the cheaper USB interface chips? Not even a USB connector is needed.

What do you think?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/one-dollar-board--3#/
 

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Re: One Dollar Board on IndieGoGo
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 07:27:06 pm »
So... $1 per board seems like a low target to hit, however I have bought some ESP8266 boards for only a few dollars more than that.

Just an ATTiny85, some LEDs, and one of the cheaper USB interface chips? Not even a USB connector is needed.

What do you think?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/one-dollar-board--3#/

I don't exactly see the point of it, when similar boards are already available for about the same price:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/5pcs-CJMCU-Digispark-kickstarter-miniature-for-Arduino-usb-development-board/32555594604.html

Arduino Nano clones are only a little more:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/free-shipping-for-Arduino-Nano-V3-0-controller-ATMEGA328P-ATMEGA328-original-CH340-USB-cable/32595285450.html
« Last Edit: May 17, 2016, 07:32:45 pm by edavid »
 

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Re: One Dollar Board on IndieGoGo
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 08:33:05 am »
I think this one is even better because it has micro usb connector and 5V voltage regulator all for 1.45$:
http://goo.gl/UYqKKs



For my projects I prefer to use Arduino Pro mini because of it's compact size and many pins.


On aliexpress you can get them for 1.25$: http://goo.gl/1v4JO0
« Last Edit: May 18, 2016, 08:39:53 am by frenky »
 

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Re: One Dollar Board on IndieGoGo
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 11:32:58 am »
Sorry, but it really is just a digistump iteration.
And I dont like digistump. It is working weird.
 

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Re: One Dollar Board on IndieGoGo
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 12:36:06 am »
There is nothing interesting in the hardware at all.  Anybody can make a breakout for an AVR, here's mine fresh out of dirtypcbs last week, Tiny13 on this one but 85 is the same pinout, prototyping area, 3 fets available for use which can be disconnected, ISP/SPI header, and the "standard" FTDI header.  No USB, because why would I want to waste space on a tiny MCU with USB.





Anyway, unless they back up their rather unimpressive hardware with some very impressive learning resources, that is, a well authored in depth coursework, then the product is nothing.  It's in the value add.
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