I suppose a company can not be PURELY open source software & hardware, otherwise making a profit would be very difficult, especially with the globalized economy. The Chinese will always make it faster, cheaper, and although not the best, good enough.Plenty of bootstrapped microcontroller modules are out in the market. Why did Arduino catch on so immensely? My guess: low cost, the choice of a common language (C), floating point math, analog-to-digital converters (missing in basic stamp) & other peripherals, a very good forum, and "open source". But the same can be said about leaflabs.com, so what is it about Arduino? How did they make it into Radio Shack stores?
Maple seems like an excellent alternative
I bought an Olimex Maple and it is no Arduino.
QuoteMaple seems like an excellent alternative I bought an Olimex Maple and it is no Arduino.
Quote from: cyclegadget on Feb 03, 2012, 03:58 pmQuoteMaple seems like an excellent alternative I bought an Olimex Maple and it is no Arduino. Please don't call it what it isn't.The Olimexino-STM32 is not the "Olimex Maple." It is an Arduino and Maple-like board.LeafLabs, the original makers of the Maple, licensed their software and hardware as open source. Anyone is able to build upon it and Olimex has.
Here in Genoa (Home port of the Lifeboats from the Costa Concordia), it's pronounced like " DO A" (A like the letter A is pronounced)OverDue Due in Italian would be "in ritardo due" We may as well play with words if we can't play with hardware