QuoteArduino's only restrictiveness on remanufacturing is not use it's trademarked name 'Arduino' on the boardyea well what is arduino's true hardware design? avr with a crystal and a serial converter ... not exactly rocket science, though they do put it in a nice package being backed up by brand recognition to make a compelling product
Arduino's only restrictiveness on remanufacturing is not use it's trademarked name 'Arduino' on the board
My understanding of the Arduino concept (after watching their video) is that it was intended as an educational exercise. And I think it has succeeded brilliantly in that respect. One of their design criteria was to keep it cheap, compared to certain competition. And if the clones make it cheaper again, well that is part of the idea is it not?My own posts about making a "breadboard" Arduino are intended to help along those lines:http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=11637This "cheap" alternative might be very practical for, say, a classroom of kids where all they have to buy as a $5 chip each, another $1 of other components, and a $5 breadboard. Plus there is the educational value of assembling it yourself.Mind you, I bet the Arduino concept has sold a lot of Atmega chips.
QuoteILLEGAL CLONESI think you might be stretching the definition of what cloning arduinos represents. As far as I know the Arduino's only restrictiveness on remanufacturing is not use it's trademarked name 'Arduino' on the board. No other restrictions or limits are claimed or asked by the Arduino company. And not all 'clones' are of lower quality, some are equal at least. I own both arduino built boards and 3rd party arduino compatible boards (those with additional features and/or changes from the original design), and outright 'clone' copied boards. I know that there are those that feel no one should ever buy a standard arduino board built from other then arduino company, but I think that is more of a personal moral statement then valid legal advice.
That is exactly what i meant- THE ONES THAT COME WITH THE NAME AND LOGO OF ARDUINO, when there is no need for, as its open source !!!!Theres lots of cheap silly clones with either the logo, the name or both, spreading throughout. That is all i meant ! The compatible arduinos are not clones but legal alt versions, which i very much support. I advocate for open source ! can compete with commercial products due to the love of people !I actually ordered some of the alternative versions as well, as a lot have something new to offer( other not really).
I heard them play a couple of years later, and the lead singer commented on piracy. She said that she is agains it. She also says though, that she is really confused about it, as she credits a large part of the bands popularity to mp3 files destributed over the internet.