I want to order a Mainboard and a couple of Module boards = all Gadgeteer - to begin familiarizing myself with all this.
I can see some red mainboards that include WiFi - presumably meaning I could get code on the board to communicate over my network to my desktop with just that single board, I see the term “FEZ” on all these main boards, what does this term signify?
That Cobra II costs 125 bucks or so.
A Cerberus + an RS21 WiFi module costs 30 + 80 = 110 bucks or so.
A Cerberus + an RS9110-N-11-22-04 WiFi module costs 30 + 52 = 82 bucks or so.
Obviously I can mix/match many of these boards as I see fit (I assume their pin interconnectivity is merely academic).
But I’m still a bit unclear - for example a Spider and a Raptor are each about 120 bucks, but the differences between them are many and I’m unsure which of these is better suited to my experimentation.
Also I can see each board is “based” upon a corresponding module, the Spider is based on the EMX Module and the Raptor is based on the G400-S SoM Module, these modules are less expensive than the boards they are based upon so what does a full board have that a module alone does not?
I’d like to strongly suggest that GHI consider creating a tabular representation of these products so one can quickly glance at that and see the differences and variations between these products.
Also a web page that explains the overall product line organization would be most helpful, summarizing what a Mainboard is, what a processor Module (e.g. G400-s) is, what the various different non-processor modules are etc, for example the WiFi RS21 is called a “module” and that itself is based upon a RS9110-N-11-22-04 also called a “module” yet these are clearly different since one is a superset of the other.
Finally some boards are described as being OEM boards yet surely any board could be used by an OEM?
Once again I’m just trying to get familiar with all these products in an area that is new to me.