Because it is Arduino compatible. Arduinos are all Atmel chips. ARM is way more complicated than people need for these sorts of projects.
pjdepasq writes "The New York Times is reporting that Seymour Papert, inventor of Logo, is in a coma in Hanoi, Vietnam. Mr. Papert, 78, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor emeritus, was among more than 100 experts from 30 countries who gathered in Hanoi this week for a conference on teaching mathematics with digital technology."
Oronar writes ""The end of this Congress — and death of Sen. Ted Stevens' bad bill — gives us the chance to have a long overdue public conversation about what the future of the Internet should look like. This will not only include ensuring Net Neutrality, but making the Internet faster, more affordable and accessible.""
kidMike writes "I just accepted a new job in another state, requiring me to relocate. I'm going to keep my house in New England. As I watch the winter storm problems and electrical outages across the country, how do Slashdotters protect their houses (or cabins?) when they're away in the winter? Is there a device that will call me if the temp in the house drops below a certain level? How about a broken pipe flooding the house? How can I keep advised of problems happening hundreds of miles away? (There will still be broadband at the house.)"
davemchine writes "Slashdot readers are some of the most critical readers, if there's a flaw they find it. This christmas I am looking for a worthy international charity to contribute to and I know this is the place to ask. What worthy charity should a slashdoter contribute to?"