I am a programmer (asm, .net, c++, etc.) who is just starting to take a look at playing with hardware. I’m starting this with very little hardware knowledge but I’m trying to spin up. I apologize if these are stupid questions, but I have to start somewhere.
on this page http://www.tinyclr.com/compare/ it shows the various boards and chips. All of the ‘Core Processors’ are the same. Does this mean the only difference in all of these boards are the extras that come built onto the board and the firmware controller (which I assume is the ‘processor’)? Are those differences represented in the ‘Processor’?
If I ever get a project beyond the prototype stage on any of these boards, where do I buy just the processors? All I see on the Fez Cobra description is ‘72Mhz 32 bit-ARM’ with no link to the individual processors.
I see several other projects like netduino and arduino (not .net but it is real time). How do these other projects relate to fez if at all? Arduinos seem to be pretty popular but I’m not getting the link between arduino and netduino or fez domino. Any thoughts?
What does ‘package’ mean on that page?
Any help would be appreciated.