Hi I been into electronic since I was 8 and now just coming up for 70. I am also a Radio ham for 50 yrs. I have a big pile of Arduino’s, Every Raspberry Pi model and just ordered the Orange Pi & Orange Pi Plus. I also have a PCduino. I am pleased that Little Bird stock so many items especially the ones from USA as US postage is very expensive (a $2 cable weighing say 10 gms will cost $60+ to ship because a lot of suppliers will not use a cheaper service). If I want something quick the Little Bird service is great.
I have a problem for last 61 yrs I must have a play with new technologies so I have lots of interesting projects that may get started before they become obsolete.
One of my current projects is a DDS (Direct Digital Synthesizer) VFO (Variable Frequency Oscillator) for some of my Ham Radio Projects. I have a prototype birds nest wiring but need to layout a PCB or better still get my 3D printer modified to act as a CNC router and mill the copper circuit board.
I make my own PCB’s using a laser printer and iron on the toner by a transfer process to the copper.
I also have used the MicroView (from Little Bird), Mini, Pro Mini, Uno for a DDS have to hack the IRQ for the MicroView. Same code just trying to miniaturise the the final version.
Have an Intel Edison Dev Kit IOT but like many things Info takes ages to find or is in early release plus now US$ makes things 50% more expensive.
I contributed to the http://www.openbionics.com/ project and as a result I have one robotic hand to play with and make available to show interested people local to me I live 50km N Melbourne.
One of my websites is http://echoshack.com yes I have a few more that one day I will update.
Any way glad to join the group and thanks for Little Bird Electronics I can get my new toys faster!
Regards Tony ar la Echoshack @echoshack