Maybe you have on idea, but how I see this board, it is more likely for trying to develope the hardware (electronic) and the software (program, sketch)?And you can correct me here.
But, you really should think about the way you are selling your idea, you are very aggressive.Nobody's trying to shoot down your great idea.
I purchased an Arduino prototype board at Radio Shack yesterday, and was shocked at the amount of packaging that was used for a small board. Please see attachment. I's a little ridiculous to use that much paper product for a tiny little board. They need to re-think their packaging strategy in light of the environment.
Oh a Global Mod!Maybe he can tell us why the Administration team doesn't care to answer posts in the board "Website and Forum"?
Going back to your original suggestion, and the follow-up that the boxes will be packed together into a larger box, what is wrong, exactly, with using paper? With no packaging at all the board would bang against each other and get damaged (inside the larger box) or might rub against the cushioning pellets and generate static.I'm always impressed when a company uses paper or cardboard to package stuff rather than plastic, because paper is readily recyclable.
What is your suggested alternative, exactly? Remember, packaged like it is you can remove your 100 items (or whatever number they ship in) from the shipping box and put them on the shelf. The package is protective, plus a point-of-sale attractive package.
As for the forum, this is a help-the-end-user forum, moderated by volunteers. To say nothing of contributed to by volunteers.If you have a suggestion that you think is really worthwhile, write directly to the Arduino administrators, whose addresses are on the main page.
This particular part of the forum could be regarded as a place to bounce ideas around, like yours. You have yet to make a convincing argument for the alternative. What is your alternative, again? ...
How would we know? Although if they looked at the tone you are taking in this thread, I think that might just answer your question for yourself.
Take your Uno or Mega box, ...
The packaging for the protoboard is clearly to prevent the pins extending from the bottom of the board from being bent or damaged and thus unable to mount onto another card.
I like the packaging strategy. I only need 1 original arduino of each kind, all others can be clones (to leave them inside something, or bare atmegas, so I don't really see the 'harm')
... as I was driving home I accidently spilled my Iced tea all over my seat and in one of the RadioShack bags. Thank God the paper packaging was able to hold off the tea long enough for me to pull over and save the boards from the sticky mess. I don't know what I would do if that paper packaging wasn't there to save my ass. Thanks Arduino
Dude, just take all this time and energy you obviously have on your hands and make something with the damn box. Shit....I think someone needs a hug.
You mean, if they would use the ESD bag also, the package would be just perfect?
C'moon, leave the guy alone, he has a point after all.
But all this should be scaled on the real world sized packaging with much too much plastic.If you install, let's say new IBM PC, you have 3-4 plastic bags for few little parts that you probably won't even use, every piece of "manuals" are in theirown bag, and what are you going to do with them once you have them? Yeah, right to the trash bin.Plastic is the real problem. But not with the electrical components, with little bag of silicon.
It would be better for the Arduino device. It's standard practice in the industry - to package electronics in ESD bags. Why does the Arduino team think they know better than the entire industry in this regard?