Introduced in 2011, the FEZ Spider was and continues to be the first and most popular .NET Gadgeteer mainboard on the market. Today, we are excited to announce the new and improved FEZ Spider II! The FEZ Spider II was designed using the G120E SoM, the replacement for the EMX SoM. For more details on the G120E SoM click here.
Don’t stop reading, we have more great news. The FEZ Spider Tinker Kit has also been upgraded using the FEZ Spider II. All the same great modules and awesome kit with a more powerful mainboard!
For institutions using the FEZ Spider or the FEZ Spider Tinker Kit don’t worry, we will continue to offer both products until 12/31/2015. If you have any questions about continued availability please feel free to contact us directly.
@ Gus - only beat me to it as I had to re-read it a couple of times as the Spider II is faster, has more memory available and cost the same as the Spider I, freaking awesome to say the least. Looking forward to taking a Spider II for a test drive.
@ Gary - I figured that was the case, just thought it was worth mentioning.
One other discrepancy I noticed, the specifications for the Spider II says there are 3 U sockets, however the images have 4 U sockets. I am not referring to the main image with the labels, that is clearly the original Spider. The other smaller images look like the new board, I can see the change for socket 6 from CSY to CSX, but sockets 4, 8, 9, 11 still indicate that they are U sockets, so either the spec is wrong and there are 4 U sockets or the board is labeled incorrectly? Or of course there is another alternative that I have not considered… (can’t be that the same serial interface is surfaced on two different sockets, could it?)
I know, I am nitpicking, but I am at home so I have nothing else to do… mmm, now I realize why my wife hates it when I stay home