The prolific R. Stern writes –
I just assembled my newly-arrived Bare-Bones Arduino clone, developed by Paul Badger. How great! Not only is it perfect for embedding in projects, but the instructions Paul made to go along with it make it so easy. I wish I had a teacher like him when I was learning the basics of physical computing! I used double-male header pins (graciously given by Mr. Badger) for the digital i/o so that I can plug the BBB into a solderless breadboard or plug stuff in on top. I have three more kits to assemble. This board is much easier to deal with than the NG (that communications chip is really hard to solder), and the Atmegas come pre-bootloaded. The development of this board is a case in point for why open source hardware rocks. Thanks, Paul!