Tessel might be the closest thing yet to a microcontroller for the masses
By Nick Mediati (@dtnick) · Published March 17, 2014 at 9:09pm.
Microcontrollers are amazing little things. These tiny computers lie at the heart of countless home-built tech projects, from robots to automated bartenders. Using a microcontroller requires some programming prowess: Tessel is no different in this sense, but it’s a step in the right direction toward bringing microcontrollers to the masses.
Of course, it’s hard to say for sure how well Tessel works until we actually use one, but it sounds promising. The Tessel is now available for preorder on the Tessel site, and it starts at $99.