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Did they change the spacing on the digital pins? It looks like it is right now.. but I can’t really tell.
Kudos to the team for the Uno, however I really wish they had rounded off those sharp corners, and put the TX/RX LEDs on the end – they’re still hidden by any shields. Otherwise I’m really looking forward to getting the Mega 2560 – bucketloads of potential there!
i like how you’ll be able to have it recognised by the usb port as a keyboard or mouse or midi or whatever
i’m wondering how that will change the ‘pro’ versions and such that take ftdi cables
@daniel What is the reason to change spacing? It was designed in a first place to avoid incorrect connection of shields. Moreover, if they change pin spacing, existing shields won’t be compatible, that’s a bad idea.
The thing I’m really can’t understand in the new arduino is bootloader. With 8K of flash on the USB chip they could include normal ISP software programmer and eliminate bootloader at all to give the users whole flash for the sketches.