Roger Schaefer and I have collaborated on a new 1284P Duino board. We thank all 1284P pioneers and advocates, westfw, Nic, ManiacBug, Steve Marple, feilipu, Freetronics, CrossRoad, Matt Hodge, OT-Hobbies and others for their hard work and contribution.
Roger is a veteran in the embedded industry. He is an amazing Duino system developer in both hardware and software, he changed pin file, re-compiled the bootloader and wrote advanced demo programs for my Duino boards.
I am a small OEM, small, but established since 1987. I have some experience with some Freescale controllers, but new to Arduino. I am learning Arduino and will focus on Duino hardware. I can provide some low cost hardware to Arduino community now and in the future, because I buy parts in thousands and can make hardware more affordable.
I call this Duino board Sleeping Beauty, because the 1284P is a Sleeping Beauty. My Sleeping Beauty board is fully tested by Roger Schaefer. See all info. and schematic at his website: www.rasmicro.com/Sleeping_Beauty.
I also designed the Sleeping Beauty BareBone board with built-in USB interface. I can offer it for $9 without the 1284P chip, or $14 with the 1284P chip, including free shipping to a US address.
The 1284P chip is programmed with Roger Schaefer's Bootloader (flash D13), modified from the Mighty1284 optibootloader ( flash D4).
My offer will last 30 days or max. 30 units, the offer will expire whichever occurs first. See details at www.firebirduino.com/sleeping_beauty.
My offer is not for a beginner. If you are a beginner, I strongly recommend you buy the official Arduino UNO to start your learning process.