Breaking News
Engineering Pop Culture!

Intel Takes Another Step into Arduino World

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
MWagner_MA
User Rank
Author
Does Intel understand the market it is trying to enter?
MWagner_MA   7/18/2016 7:29:54 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

Duane Benson
User Rank
Author
Re: I can see your pain
Duane Benson   7/15/2016 1:35:58 PM
NO RATINGS
That's a very possible scenario. I think the message is that it's not designed for regular plug/unplug cycles.

Reay
User Rank
Author
I can see your pain
Reay   7/15/2016 12:36:12 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed