It will take some time before due will be a platform I can use.
Maybe it's time to bite the 3.3-volt bullet.
I remember the first time I wrote a for loop with pwm control and was able to dictate to a fan exactly how fast to turnand when to speed up or slow down...
ah the misery of circuit design, may it fade away :-)
the 'shield' moniker is not an accidental nomenclature, I have a suspicion that the very word is rife with meaning as itapplies to electronics...Here is a piece of equipment that will 'shield' the user from the details of the electronic circuit.
My predominant hope with the Due is speed, sheer speed of calculation and a ton of inputs and outputs, I tend to like sensors, LOTS of sensors.
Someone mentioned realtime spectrum analysis, yeah that sounds interesting too.
I see the Raspberry Pi as an awesome secondary processing node for the primary sensor data acquirable with the lower level MCUs...
Anyway, that's my two cents...
OTOH there are about 500 existing shields, pity to dump them. As to how many of those shields are useful that's a different story and I'm not about to trawl through shieldlist.org to find out. Some may in fact work at 3v3 but I assume many (most?) won't.
a great pity that the designers didn't take this as an opportunity to dump the broken shield pin placement
now I understand most of it but only because I learned the dumbed down version first
What will be the killer app(s)?
I just hope when the Due does come due, that it supports 5V tolerant pins.