I’m planning on using the Spark Core for what it was intended to be used for. For quickly prototyping a useful product that can eventually be moved over to a custom circuit board specific for your product design for optimum performance and lowest manufacturing cost.
I have a few questions about this process that I figured I would ask about.
The Spark Core is different in that it is one of the first to have the CC3000 Wifi chip + ARM 32 Processor which is more powerful than most of the Arduino options out there. The Spark Core is priced right also considering the other options are considerably more expensive.
So since the CC3000 is being optimized around the ARM32 processor with the Spark does that mean that its going to be really hard to upgrade to a slightly more powerful ARM processor if the application calls for it?
Or once all the bugs are worked out and understood does that mean that we will be able to use the CC3000 chip with other ARM processors with relative ease?
Is the Spark Core really the first product design to use 5000+ CC3000 WiFi Chips? Is it really the first large roll out of CC3000 chips?
@zach @zachary I see the cost for the CC3000 chips go down greatly when purchased in quantity. Is there any possibility to throw down with Spark on their CC3000 chip ordered to get a discounted price for guys who may not need to purchase 500 or 1000 chips due to be a startup or simply not needing having the demand to support that large of a purchase? I guess the same would go for the ARM 32 processor. Any thoughts on this?
Those are just a few thoughts that came across my mind today while thinking about the whole prototyping to finished design process.