The moment you all have been waiting for is here! The limited edition Arduino TRE Developer Edition is now available. Awesome, but wait, what does Developer Edition mean? It means that if you are one of the first 50 to order then you join the exclusive ranks of beta testing this bad boy.
Not everyone can handle being a beta tester. Can you? You'll need to provide feedback about the board: what's good, what's bad, and what makes it uglier than a newborn Donskoy (look it up). Plus, you'll work with the Arduino and the BeagleBoard.org teams on projects, writing examples and testing the hardware & software. If you're good, you'll be rewarded. If you're really good, your work may be featured by Arduino.
As you know the Arduino TRE is made out of the same great goodness that powers the BeagleBone Black: the Sitara AM335x processor. This processor makes it the most powerful Arduino to date. Its performance is 100x greater than the Leonardo or Uno. Mind blown.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about or why I'm more giddy than a kid hopped up on poprocks and coke, then check out my earlier blog post.
If you're as excited as I am and can't wait to get your hands on one then quit reading my blog post and get more details from Arduino or go directly to the Arduino store to order one for €149.00. If you happen to be in the Bay Area this weekend, check out the TRE live at the Arduino booth at Maker Faire. Let me know what you think and what you plan to do with it.
Alejandro Erives, Sitara ARM Processors Brand manager, now wonders what you get when you cross a Beagle with a Donskoy... and poprocks.