This is the latest addition to Arduino’s line-up of budget-friendly development boards, and it uses Intel’s cute-as-a-button Curie chip to power itself along.
In fact, the Intel chip’s not far off the size of a button, either, yet somehow it manages to squeeze Bluetooth and a six-axis sensor with gyroscope and accelerometer into its frame, along with the 32-bit Quark micro-controller that actually make it run. The board features 14 digital input/output pins, 6 analog inputs, a USB connector and a power jack.
The Arduino 101 is the first development board to use the Intel chip, and it’s targeted at students and makers on a budget. It costs $30.