The board is entirely open source, making use of both open standards and widely available components, allowing enthusiasts and engineers to create and share their projects with the world. Meanwhile the Core is code-compatible with Arduino, meaning users can port existing Arduino code to it with little or no modifications. The board attracted more than $500,000 in pledges on Kickstarter last year, from over 5,000 different backers.
With home electronics, Making and the Internet of Things continuing to grow in popularity, CPC has focused on expanding its existing portfolio in this sector. As well as the Spark Core, CPC already distributes the entire Arduino range of products, as well as the recently launched Raspberry Pi model B+ board.
CPC (A Premier Farnell distributor); www.cpc.co.uk