Microduino STM32F103 board

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Microduino STM32F103 board

Post by stevech » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:39 am

Promised for months. Now orderable. Member of stackable I/O modules.
EDIT: I misread the price. At $20 considering the stack-ability, seems reasonable.

https://www.microduino.cc/module/view?i ... 00004fb0c3

If several are interested, a pack order could go, since DHL shipping is high.

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Re: Microduino STM32F103 board

Post by mrburnette » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:59 am

stevech wrote:Promised for months. Now orderable. Member of stackable I/O modules.
EDIT: I misread the price. At $20 considering the stack-ability, seems reasonable.

https://www.microduino.cc/module/view?i ... 00004fb0c3

If several are interested, a pack order could go, since DHL shipping is high.

I know I am a butt, but why pay $20+S/H for what I can get in a Maple Mini delivered for $4? Given a couple of fingers measure of a decent Single Malt, I bet I can stack a Maple Mini; may not be pretty though :geek:
I can build really ugly Arduino boards, too:
http://www.hackster.io/rayburne/flat-du ... t-duino-ii
But very functional.


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Re: Microduino STM32F103 board

Post by martinayotte » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:10 am

I agree with Ray, at $20, the price is way too high.
If it is attractive for the form factor, I would rather spend the money to send PCB gerbers to China and do assembly myself.
Or I would prefer purchasing an STM32F407-DISCO for the same price.

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Re: Microduino STM32F103 board

Post by RogerClark » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:58 am

Promised for months. Now orderable. Member of stackable I/O modules.
That's strange

Someone on the forum had some of them months ago, and created the variants folder for them. (it may have been so long ago that we were still discussing this on the Arduino.cc forum thread...)

I recall I asked them if they were associated with Microduino, and they said No.

Personally, I don't see any point to them either. If you want a smaller board, the F103T boards look nice and are around the same price as the Maple mini

Edit.

I just took a look at the Microduino site including the wiki and its an absolute joke.

Who in their right mind would buy one of these for $20 and still have to flash their own bootloader over USB to serial (yes thats seriously what seems to be in their getting started guide)

https://www.microduino.cc/wiki/index.ph ... rtup_Guide

Well, and also using the old Maple IDE, which contains drivers that don't work with Windows newer than XP !!!!
(
Edit they link to some complicated process to turn off driver signing in Windows etc http://wiki.leaflabs.com/Maple_IDE_Wind ... stallation

But its sill an OMG moment)


They are even suggesting you download the bootloader and the IDE from Leaflabs own servers, and I wonder how long leaflabs will bother too keep them operational.

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Re: Microduino STM32F103 board

Post by stevech » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:39 am

martinayotte wrote:I agree with Ray, at $20, the price is way too high.
If it is attractive for the form factor, I would rather spend the money to send PCB gerbers to China and do assembly myself.
Or I would prefer purchasing an STM32F407-DISCO for the same price.
The repertoire of stackable boards is appealing to some.
Designing your own board, soldering SMTs, etc., is not everyone's cup 'o tea.

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