Last night I had an epiphany. Can the wider community come together to build a pro Arduino. With the wider knowledge and input from the Arduino team, can we build a successor (or similar) to the Arduino Uno. This could make development and documentation easier for everyone. Additionally, this could make for a closer (hopefully) community. People can add the features that they want, get it checked and if voted high enough, can be added to the system. As this is a team effort, this could turn out to be something big. I'm thinking something like a cross between the Arduino Uno and Mega/Due. Some super powered system. This could be cheaper than the official Arduino Board prices (no offence Arduino Team) as it is crowd developed and done for free. The board would have what the community wants and serves as a system that fits most people.
My idea is that we use KiCAD (as it is open source and sort of more commonly used) or EAGLE (its dying) to come together, and get stuff done. Like previously mentioned, we could develop individual parts, and get stuff done by voting on what we want and don't want added. It would have to be checked by seniors and pros (not even me!).
Finally, this entire project has to be approved by the Arduino team and given a budget (and other such). I don't want to be the sole team leader but instead give other people exposure to such projects and something to do while the world is under chains (lockdown...).
I'll appreciate any constructive criticism and encouragement. This is my first post so please be kind...