There is now little question that the Raspberry Pi has become the de facto standard form factor in the single board computer market. However in the micro-controller market things are a little bit more complicated.
With Arduino in the process of abandoning their “classic” form factor that has for some years now been the standard, in favour of something more modern, the community seems instead to be adopting Adafruit’s Feather as the next standard.
Nothing suggests that more than the arrival of a SparkFun Feather board.
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