I just received my brand new Arduino 101 – $30.00 even, plus $4.60 shipping from SparkFun – late last week. So far I’ve only had enough time to install it, and upload “blinky.” The board manager in the more recent version of the Arduino IDE makes installation pretty easy. Much easier than it used to be. The ChipKIT Arduino requires (or required) a custom version on the IDE. They have a beta version that works with the board manager, but I haven’t gotten it to work yet.
As of this writing, the Curie isn’t available to the general public in any form that I know of other than in Arduino form. I’m hoping to eventually design the Curie into a few of my own projects, so this will be my introduction.
With the gravity wave detected by LIGO, “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away” is an accurate description, not a movie intro