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Intel Takes Another Step into Arduino World

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Duane Benson
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Re: I can see your pain
Duane Benson   7/29/2016 1:59:34 AM
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It is a pretty fradgile connector. I broke on when tighteing a threaded standoff.

On the other hand, I've got about 20 plug / uinplug cycles on the Edison already and it seems to be doing okay.

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Re: Does Intel understand the market it is trying to enter?
Duane Benson   7/27/2016 4:38:08 PM
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MWagner - It almost seems like the device is trying to target two different markets. It's powerful enough to be the computing engine for a fair number of embedded applications, but that doesn't necessarily need the Arduino compatibility. The Arduino compatibility makes it easier to use in terms of software, but the form factor makes it difficult in the hobby / amateur arena.

The best application might be in rapid development scenarios. Software folks can use the Arduino compatibility to bring up the hardware faster than would otherwise be possible. Then, with the hardware certified, the software can be written direct to the hardware, without the Arduino component.

I'm going to keep working with it to see what I can come up with.

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Does Intel understand the market it is trying to enter?
MWagner_MA   7/18/2016 7:29:54 AM
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Thanks Duane,  your article highlighted my concerns about how I wouldn't bet the Farm on Intel's entry into the maker market.  When the Arduino appeared, they used the tried-and true (but old tech) 0.1"ctr headers because they knew their audience didn't have the tools for micro connectors.  It was the perfect choice.  One of the main reasons why the ardunio is so popular is that most of us can assemble them in designs with simple proto equipment.  Connectors like the one you mentioned don't have very many insertion cycles before they die - not a very good choice for proto hardware.

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Re: I can see your pain
Duane Benson   7/15/2016 1:35:58 PM
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That's a very possible scenario. I think the message is that it's not designed for regular plug/unplug cycles.

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I can see your pain
Reay   7/15/2016 12:36:12 PM
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Unfortunately, I can imagine the situation: The Edison-to-Base uses a high-force connector, which, if you get it misaligned, will not indicate misalignment until you hear the crack of the connector.  And in the process you can not SEE the pins.  Better that one of them was on a floppy lead that would allow better visuals.

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