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docdivakar
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Re: 10 Tiny Development Boards That Are Up to the Task
docdivakar   7/30/2013 6:26:56 PM
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This is an excellent compilation... just like @Max The Magnificent says below, it would have been great if these were available even 10 years ago, would have made serious changes to my career! I also see some one below commented on TI's Launchpad which is another good one for school kids to play with (and some grownups watching & wishing!).

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Re: Tiny is right
fredrik.nyman   7/30/2013 5:09:01 PM
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The Gumstick deserves a mention; it was one of the very first tiny dev boards.

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Re: Tiny is right
rick merritt   7/30/2013 2:02:24 PM
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@Sanjob: Good historical prespective!

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Re: Lilypad just got smaller
rick merritt   7/30/2013 2:01:43 PM
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@Karen: Ouch!

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Re: Tiny is right
Sanjib.A   7/30/2013 12:33:47 PM
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These kind of development boards not only help the engineers, but also help the students and electronics enthusiasts to develop innovative staffs at a very low cost. About 12 years back I bought a 8951 board which was 10-15 times larger than these boards and I paid ~$100. I used that a lot learning and doing several home automation staffs. The enthusiasts now can do much more with these tiny things without spending more money. 

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Re: Another for the list
Max The Magnificent   7/30/2013 12:23:25 PM
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@Caleb: Someone brought the Jeenode to my attention...

The frustrating thing for me is that I would have killed to have this sort of thing when I was younger, but there was nothing like these boards available -- and now that they are available (and affordable) I simply don't have the time to play with them (sad face).

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Re: Tiny is right
GordonScott   7/30/2013 11:59:48 AM
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Much of the limit to size is sensibly getting useful signals in and out.

None of these boards have gone to die-bond and globbing.

 

Using standard parts (not bare) I laid out a board a few years ago with a TI uBGA MSP430 DSP on one side, a DFN EEPROM on the other, several OPAs and a bunch of related discrete, thermistors and a pressure sensor, all on 19mm x 6.9mm.

Not a development board, of course, but not pushing the shrink limits all that hard, either.  (wildlife telemetry fwiw).

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Re: Dev boards
kenw1213   7/30/2013 11:51:33 AM
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Agreed

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Re: Dev boards
Caleb Kraft   7/30/2013 11:50:43 AM
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I thought about it, but I think, compared to the others, it is quite large. It will most likely end up in another article with the arduinos and stuff like that. 

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kenw1213   7/30/2013 11:48:01 AM
Surprised you did not mention TI's Launchpad.  At $9.99 from TI for the MSP-EXP430G2, it is small (2" x 2.5"), inexpensive and easy to use.

Texas Instruments MSP-EXP430G2

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