Young learners with inquisitive minds who would like to know what is going on and how the world works around them would be pleased as punch to find out that Intel’s Arduino 101 has finally debuted. The Arduino 101 is the first widely available development board which is based on the small and extremely low-power Intel Curie module that was announced at CES earlier this year.
Not only is it easy to use, it is also highly affordable, making it perfect for education environments, makers and embedded developers. It will be included as part of Arduino’s physical computing course, where the Arduino 101 has been specially designed to ensure that students’ technology skillsets will be given a sound foundation via hands-on projects in coding, collaborating and making.
Not only that, Arduino 101 also has the option of seeing action when it comes to prototyping technology-based products which connect and compute, courtesy of the Intel Curie module that packs quite a bite despite its seemingly diminutive size. It is priced comparably to entry-level microcontroller boards which are in the market at the moment, and will boast of an accelerometer, gyroscope and Bluetooth Smart connectivity in order to enable the development of smart, connected devices.
Expect Arduino 101 to be out sometime in Q1 2016 for $30 a pop, where it will be known as Arduino 101 Stateside, while outside of the US, it will carry the Genuino 101. [Press Release]