Pinguino

Anyone seen the Pinguino Project?...

http://www.hackinglab.org/pinguino/index_pinguino.html

Well imitation is the sincerist form of flattery ;)

Actually I hope they it does well, but I think the Arduino project has such a head start that I would be surprised if this grows to the critical mass of users and vendors needed for a healthy growing user base.

It's a little cheesy to take the duino tag in their name :-/

Lefty

Theoretically, you can make an Arduino-like environment around any CPU with a C compiler. It need not even be an open-source C compiler, or available on all operating systems (though those are big features for Arduino.) I even think it's a good idea, more or less (depending on how close you manage to maintain compatibility with Arduino and its principles. ARMuino, PICuino, Powerunino, Colduino, AVR32uino, Beagleunino, 8051unino, etc. More power to them! Yeah verily, we are all alike in more ways than we are different!)

That said, "Pinguino" is a lousy name. My first thought was something with Ethernet built in, and my second was one of those ucLinux "picosystems."

"Pinguino" is spanish for Penguin

I like the idea of being able to use a DIP chip with USB support and use the Arduino IDE. Makes creating custom projects easy.

Be aware that there are a lot of Arduino libraries make assumptions about the underlying hardware and won't work on a different architecture without a great deal of effort. If your application uses (explicitly or through a library) direct accesses to hardware resources like I/O ports or timers then don't expect it to work without someone doing a lot of work to get it going.

Yeah I am aware of that. It would be a nice alternative though if you wanted to make your own custom PCB and needed a USB connection.

Not to seem like a [won't let me say word that starts with a who]... but USB, and DIP compatible: http://thecodebender.com/journal/2009/4/28/new-seaduino-release-v13.html

The ADI (ADP3339 v-reg) chip can be replaced if you need to input higher voltages, we're more interested in clean signals. I'm going to make a run through Seeedstudio's Propaganda service via the open source method to make a few boards available if you want one Mike.

I don't understand. The Atmega328P doesn't have USB support.

Not to seem like a [won't let me say word that starts with a who]... but USB, and DIP compatible: http://thecodebender.com/journal/2009/4/28/new-seaduino-release-v13.html

The ADI (ADP3339 v-reg) chip can be replaced if you need to input higher voltages, we're more interested in clean signals. I'm going to make a run through Seeedstudio's Propaganda service via the open source method to make a few boards available if you want one Mike.

Your Seaduino seems to be like every other Arduino clone. MikeMC is talking about native USB support, i.e. no need for the Ft232 chip

Indeed I am.