Teaser now up on the Arduino home page. Whatever could they be planning? ;-)

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Comment by Jani Hirvinen on September 11, 2010 at 4:33am
a merger with arduino + netduino = n3rduino ?? :)

Interesting to see, well it's about time to have something more and fancy. They have been rather quiet lately so let's see when they have cooked this time. A bit more speed would be nice to have. So let's wait and see...
Comment by Ritchie on September 11, 2010 at 6:09am
My personal hope is a 1280 Pro Mini
Ive used the 328Pro Mini for loads of things but it doesn't have enough grunt for separate video stream analysis for my scanner so the FEZ mini has seemed to be the better option (especially as the code is .net anyway atm)
Comment by bGatti on September 11, 2010 at 7:09am
Top 10 Improvements on the new Arduino:

10. Pin placements have been randomized. ".1 inch centers are for sissies" the team decided.
9. Replaced Serial communication with Baudot-code "This serial stuff is too modern" they said. "now we are compatible with Morkum brand teletype machines.
8. Moved the power pins to the Back side of the board. "having the power pins 3 inches from the other pins wasn't far enough; and a 4 wire expansion port is absurd, now people can make Arduino Sandwiches if they want to extend the framework."
7. Moved the reset button underneath the cpu. "It was just getting pressed all the time, especially with that Serial port thing."
6. Made the board bigger. SMD allows us to maximize the negative space, and we feel the new design needed more emptiness.
5. Convinced Freescale and others to drop step-though debugging. We felt we couldn't implement step-through on our Markum terminals, so we got the guys at Freescale hammered and convinced them Step-through was a waste of time.
4. Disconnected 2 more ADC pins, 6 was more than most people needed, and the 8 available on the SMD chip would just be confusing, so we decided to go with 4 ADC pins.
3. Moved to 7 volts. We just felt that the sensors and other components people were using with Arduino could benefit by extra voltage, and hey the Markums use 7 volts so why not?
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3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on September 11, 2010 at 7:58am
LOL!

2. Removed the last trace of line numbers in the IDE, and implemented more artist-friendly sonnets and sentences instead.
Comment by JOHN PIZZICARA on September 11, 2010 at 9:16am
Hi Chris,

CHECK SIX!! Jameco's on your tail!
Comment by Bill Porter on September 11, 2010 at 2:36pm
1. Put LEDS on every pin; the one on 13 wasn't enough. Don't you want to see what EVERY pin is doing?
Comment by passunca on September 11, 2010 at 3:01pm
ARM7 like the netduino
Comment by bGatti on September 12, 2010 at 8:23am
# 2. Now powered by shoveling coal into it - so the Serial port won't feel anachronistic.
(thanks /.)
Comment by A. Rafael Ptacnik on September 13, 2010 at 7:41am
# 1.- Arduino on steroids
Core: AVR8
Data Bus Width: 8 bit
Program Memory Size: 256 KB
Maximum Clock Frequency: 16 MHz
Number of Programmable I/Os: 86
On-Chip ADC: 16-ch x 10-bit

http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/2549S.pdf
Comment by oORiggsOo on September 14, 2010 at 8:56am
32bit

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