Without power, I haven't been very "plugged in" to the electronic world - "getting back", I did have an email on a sale at Maker Shed. Two items of note:
- Arduino Uno R3 $29.99, down from $34.99 (yawn)
- Arduino Leonardo (without headers) $15.99, down from $21.99 (wow)
As I said the other day, the pressure is on these two items, from the new Arduino Due and the 'duino clone market. The Leonardo also has the issue that the Maker community does not seem to be publishing a great deal of project designs based on the board.
The Leonardo has spawned some interesting technology though - the concept of having one Atmel microcontroller for the program and the USB controller is gaining traction - several designs have come out and the to-be-released-any-day-now Adafruit FLORA. So the technology and idea are flourishing much more than the official product from Italy.
Finally, tomorrow is the office Halloween party and pumpkin decorating contest. I finished my pumpkin during the daylight, lots of electronics - I'll have a Youtube video up for tomorrow.