If you also do ARDUINO, this may be of interest to you:
I went to the Maker Faire
today and saw this board from Texas Instruments, you can't beat the price $4.30
including shipping. Limit of 12
The LaunchPad is an easy-to-use, affordable, and scalable introduction to the world of microcontrollers and the MSP430 family.
- Easy-to-use – LaunchPad includes all of the hardware and software needed to get started. Open source projects and code examples help users get up and running quickly.
- Affordable – For $4.30, the LaunchPad includes a development board, 2 programmable MSP430 microcontrollers, mini-USB cable, PCB connectors for expandability, external crystal for increased clock accuracy, and free & downloadable software integrated development environments (IDEs) – everything you need to get started today.
- Scalable – The LaunchPad is a simple introduction to the MSP430 microcontroller family. As application requirements change, programs developed on the LaunchPad can be migrated to higher end MSP430 devices.
Also those of you that have a Maker Faire near you, I highly recommend going. IE: World Maker Faire New York Sept. 29 & 30, 2012 http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2012/
I spent 5 hours walking around looking at all sorts of neat Geeky stuff. All the stuff that's in MAKE Magazine was there. Saw a lot of competitors to Marvell's boards like Beagleboard & Ninjablocks. 3D printers are the next have.
Plus lots of SWAG