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The HackRF could do for software defined radio (SDR) what the Arduino did for microcontrollers, or what the Raspberry Pi did for ARM boards.
With only nine days to go now, the Raprio Kickstarter has been a huge success. Thanks to notoriety from the Raspberry Pi foundation, and many open source blogs talking about it, the Raspberry Pi powered robot has over 300% of its funding already.
The low-cost low-end Raspberry Pi ARM development boards are running quite happily now with Wayland and using its Weston compositor. The performance is better than with an X.Org Server and Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton has called it the future of Linux desktop graphics...
Embedded microcontroller development boards are a popular, low cost way of getting to know a microcontroller architecture. Meanwhile, 8bit boards, such as Arduino, provide an easy way of getting to know the basics of programming and the components needed to interact with real world applications.