Arduino takes a giant leap up in power
Arduino is the open source software and hardware platform adopted by hobbyists worldwide for creating interactive devices. Formerly running on 8-bit, 20 Mhz boards with limited I/O (at the low end), Microchip introduces a 32-bit, 80 Mhz, up to 512k Flash memory Arduino compatible device.
Wow! Us gear heads love this kind of stuff.