Meet Digispark, the smaller and cheaper alternative to Arduino

By Shawn Knight · 13 replies
Aug 20, 2012
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  1. Kickstarter has served as a hotbed of tech innovation all year and if the latest project to gain media attention is any indication, there's no sign of letting up anytime soon. The Digispark campaign launched 10 days ago as a……

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  2. nickblame

    nickblame TS Enthusiast Posts: 43

    sorry but could you possible tell us what it is? Alternative to Arduino does not ring any bells..
  3. Holyscrap

    Holyscrap TS Enthusiast Posts: 43   +18

    The Arduino is an open source hardware platform used by programers for various projects. Its a small pcb with a processor that can be used for pretty much anything (not for playing Crysis2 of course) especially university projects.
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,287   +903

    You could also see the video which shows a couple of things that you can do with an "alternative to arduino".
  5. nickblame

    nickblame TS Enthusiast Posts: 43

    I can always search the internet and find out what it is (like I did) thank you. My point is, a newspost should be more informative about not so popular things.
  6. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    It's extremely popular. Stop being lazy.
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    @prismatics Not sure how @nickblame is being lazy?

    People are allowed to express an opinion or give feedback regardless of whether it is positive or negative as long as it remains in line with the forum guidelines. Offensive remarks of a personal nature are not tolerated, however.

    Criticise opinions, not the person please.
  8. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    @Leeky Not sure how I'm being offensive.

    He was uninformed and expected the author to explain the whole thing. News articles are not intended to be a full review of a product, reviews are. You don't read an article on CNN about the GOP National Convention and expect them to give you all the details from the last year of the Romney campaign just because some readers don't follow politics.
  9. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    Well, I just noticed that you are from the UK, so the National Convention may have not been the best analogy, but my point stands.

    I'm just frustrated that you would call me out for this given the amount of low quality posts that get posted in articles. Sorry if I offended anyone.
  10. nickblame

    nickblame TS Enthusiast Posts: 43

    I was uninformed that is true. That is why I enter techspot to get informed. I didn't expect the author to explain the whole thing at all. One phrase would have suffice like the one in the second comment by Holyscrap. The request was for a little context in the news post so that one can read and understand what he is reading about. I bet that people that haven't come across Arduino or Digispark, clicked on the title to read more and find out what it is all about. Why would the author not spare a couple of lines to clarify?
    You said it is extremely popular. Where? The site is worldwide and I live in east europe.
    Anyway lets give this a rest.
  11. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    @prismatics I think enthusiasts and or those that work in the tech industry occasionally come across something they don't totally understand -- that should be expected. The "stop being lazy" comment wasn't necessary, and it's precisely the reason I replied, because I'd have been offended if you replied with that statement to me.

    You might be frustrated with some of the comments in replies to news articles on TechSpot, but people with all levels of experience are invited to discuss the news we publish. Not everybody is a fully fledged expert on all subjects relating to technology, and that's okay.

    You don't have to reply to comments or threads that you disagree with, but if you do you need to follow the guidelines regardless of the comment you're replying to.
  12. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 247   +27

    @Leeky - judging by your avatar, you've already been flamed? ;)
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    :D It seemed fitting given my skills (read: misfortune) at setting ablaze computers and components. Its kind of an ongoing joke around these parts though. :)
  14. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    Fair enough. Thanks for your constructive feedback.

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