i am looking for some advice. I have been researching which starter kit to purchase. Long-term goal is to automate a greenhouse. I know there are several projects on this subject and plan to look for best practices of all that I can find.
My question though, is how much does it matter what manufacturer I get the Arduino board from? I have seen kits from Funduino, shipping from China for as little as $12.99 and as high as $99.00 from this site. I realize that these kits have different parts/componets, but what I am wondering if anyone has experience with this manufactures. Are their componets cheaply made? Do they fail at a higher rate? Or are they just so cheap because they are being made by someone that works for a bowl of rice.
Here are some of the other names that I seen: Freenove, Gikfun, DCC Duino
Thanks for any advice you can give me.