The Arduino is already one of the best ways to quickly prototype all your electronic projects, but it's about to get a little more power. The Intel Galileo is the first in a family of Arduino Certified boards that use Intel architecture, and it will be available next month.
Intel is working with 17 universities across six continents (including the University of Melbourne) to develop curriculum based on the new Intel Galileo board. The goal of the education effort is to put the power of Intel technology into the hands of as many educators and students as possible. The company expects to name additional universities in the coming months.
Like any Arduino, the Galileo is built for open development and supports the Arduino programming language. However, it also supports Linux, so it should be pretty versatile. The other big difference from a traditional Arduino is that it's built on Intel's technology, so it has a little more power behind it then we'd usually expect from an Arduino and resembles something akin to a Pentium 3.
It also comes with USB, Ethernet, microSD, and a mini-PCI Express slot. It also has a 400 MHz processor based on the x86 Pentium Instruction Set Architecture. The Galileo will hit the streets on November 29 for less than $US60.
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