I am an arduino guy and I have something on my chest.
So I love arduino, i love the ide I love the forum and I love the boards, sheilds, everything. I am still pretty much a noob I feel like I have mastered everything a novice can on an uno and have moved up to a due. But this is where the arduino platform is letting me down. The uno is a cost effective board and it is great. but what does arduino offer for the person who wants more power, the person who wants more than an uno.
which brings me to my point there are offerings from arduous for that person. the zero is a good example. But the problem is that Arduino.cc is too proud of their stuff. 50 bucks for an arm processor??? are you kidding? and we wonder why clones are such a problem. because someone can go and buy a cheap Chinese one for probably half.
How is it that the raspberry pi guys can make a single board computer with way more features namely wifi and bluetooth in the new raspberry pi 3 their software is just as good and readily available all for 35 bucks. why cant arduino make it cheaper!!!! I beleive that if genuine arduinos were cheaper then less people would buy clones and more money would go to arduino.cc. But as it stands now I will have to start looking for a better platform, I need more power and Im not gunna pay the arduino tax.
I love arduino but I cant be the only one who is on a budget.