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Hey.  Am I seeing right?   The Duemilanove is slightly cheaper than the Diecimila?   That's a rather pleasant surprise!  Extra functionality at less cost - yeah!
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Where are you seeing a price for the '09?  I see Ladyada's lowered the price on the Dieci to clear it out in anticipation of the new model but none of the usual suspects seem to list it yet.
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This is the only online place I've seen it and it is under $30 USD.

http://www.nkcelectronics.com/arduino-diecimila.html
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One clarification... the link says arduino-diecimila.html, but it points to the new arduino duemilanove product.
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Also seen at fungizmos and liquidware.  In general, it looks like duemilanove has a price around $33, while Diecimila is around $35.
It's not  BIG change in price, but it's sorta nice to see.

NKC's $29.95 appears anomalous - get them while you can!
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That's pretty cheap smiley

Time to stock up smiley
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There are some other options. I'm sure this doesn't cover them all, but cheaper boards I'm aware of:

ModernDevices makes the RBBB ($12 kit, $21 assembled) and BBB ($15 kit, $25 assembled), which are no-USB boards perfect for "production" or breadboarding. A generic USB->serial cable is available for $20.

NKC Electronics has the iDuino, a USB 'duino ($18 kit, $23 assembled), as well as the Freeduino- a shield-compatible 'duino ($24 kit).

HVWTech (a SolarBotics company) sells the Freeduino SB (shield-compatible 'duino), ($26 kit), as well as the Boarduino, a breadboard-style that needs a USB-serial cable ($20 kit).

Phew!
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The official arduinos are very nice smiley

In some cases though you may need something smaller or different like the boards mentioned by tedder

There is also the dorkboard http://www.dorkbotpdx.org/ which sells for about $10

It is incredibly small, it is half the size of a RBBB from modern device, 1/4 the size of a BBB from modern device, about 1/4 the size of an iDuino from Fundamental logic and about 1/6 to 1/8 the size of the official Arduino

Unfortunately the Dorkboard uses 2 SMT resistors which can be very difficult to solder, has a 5pin programming header which does not work with the 6pin FTDI cable, as far as I know, and does not have a voltage regulator onboard, which is a good thing and a bad thing

You either have to power it with a battery or an external regulated power supply

I have several of most of the boards tedder mentioned and a dorkboard and a few other boards

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