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'Funduino' Arduino compatible board
on 1 July 2014
First a quick caveat if you plan to power a 3.3v device from this board - take 2 seconds put a meter on the 3.3v pin and check it isn't 5V as mine was (blowing attached transceiver module). I have no reason to doubt 4tronix when they say this was the first time they experienced the problem but I think I've seen another review mentioning it (different supplier). .I'm still giving it 5 stars because a free replacement board arrived from 4tronix within 24hrs of my email to them.
The micro controller is in a socket, not soldered, so can be replaced in case of disaster.
It's an Arduino! There are huge numbers of inexpensive sensors, relays, etc. available online to make pretty much any gadget you can imagine.
I'm scraping the barrel but...
The 'official' Arduino board I have has clearly printed markings on the side of the headers, not just on the PCB as this has.
It makes life a bit easier, but I'm not sure it's worth paying 40% more for.
If you aren't familiar with Arduino, before buying look at www.arduino.cc which has all the info you need. There are no instructions with the board, so if you are a complete beginner, consider buying a 'kit'..