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A 32-bit Development System For $2 138

Posted by Soulskill
from the computers-you-can-buy-with-a-$2-bill dept.
An anonymous reader writes "If you are too cheap to buy a $20 Arduino or too elitist to not have at least a 32-bit processor, Dr. Dobb's shows you how to take a $2 chip, put it on a breadboard with a TTL serial (or USB) cable, and be up and running with a 32-bit C/C++ system. Even if you have to buy the breadboard and the cable, it is comparable in price to an Arduino and much more capable. The Mbed libraries (optional) make it as easy to use a 'duino, too."
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A 32-bit Development System For $2

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  • Teensy 3.1 is cooler (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 09, 2014 @02:08PM (#46961255)

    I dig that the chip in TFA is DIP...but soldering TQFP isn't that tough... same cost, much more power in the Teensy 3.1. Also less of a hack than what's described in the article.

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