NEW MAKER TECH

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Jeffrey Braverman

INTEL EDISON

$75 including breakout : makershed.com

Intel just started shipping Edison, their postage stamp-sized Linux computer-on-module platform. The board itself has some powerful specs: a dual core, dual threaded 500 MHz Atom processor and a 32-bit, 100 MHz Quark microcontroller for real-time functions. It has 1 gigabyte of RAM, 4 gigabytes of on-board flash memory, wi-fi, Bluetooth, and 40 GPIO pins for interfacing with your own hardware.

To get you started, Intel offers two breakout board options: one that has Arduino pin compatibility; and another that is much smaller for more advanced hardware developers. ...

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