Fair point. That was not my intention to belittle the ER-301 at all. It was indeed about how, not having done the needed homework (apologies), you might sell it to me… Now to be fair, I hope you can agree that the presentation of the docs (right now) is not very inviting, mostly because it is a very deep module.
I was just finishing watching the first couple of videos by Neil Parfitt and I’m very much impressed (then I watched the same “intro” video this time, updated to 0.4, because… I did not read the huge “pitfall” written on the wiki page).
So what’s the approach I should take here? I’m confused because it’s a very deep module. The Euroburo is a very deep module that also confuses me. They both seem to have the same concept of chain(s) of units, with similar functionality. At my level of understanding, I believe the ER-301 has more depth. I also believe I might prefer the interface of the Euroburo/Zoia. I might be wrong, because my only experience with the two modules is having watched a few videos for each.
I can probably watch a lot more hours of content and surely understand the differences between the modules and make my own mind. But it would be educated guesses at best.
I can also ask people that have far more experience with the module and have followed the development of it. Like for years since the module is out. People that can look at the wiki, see the FAQ/getting started page and not freak out in front of the wealth of information available.
There is no manual. The guide is not at all beginner friendly because it says from the beginning that the info pertains sometimes to older versions of the firmware. (The info that I was able to find was that 0.4 was released two years ago maybe, the latest stable version last year, and 0.5 beta is somehow available.) Does it matter? Maybe it does, maybe not, but how would I know?
You might probably know, so that’s why I asked here. I’d rather have the advice of the people that went through those steps before and are willing to share. Sorry for not taking the time to go through all the info. I’m usually in the camp of “rtfm”. But there is not. I understand that this is a heavy task to create the documentation for every part of such a complete module.
You can also not deny that the presentation of the Zoia is far easier to understand.
I’ll continue to watch more videos to do my homework (apologies again), but if in the mean time, someone could tell me what they see in the ER-301 when they look at the Euroburo/Zoia and vice-versa, I would really appreciate it. If you also know that things are changing fast (with 0.5) and that most info might not be relevant any more, please let me know as well.
(Edit: I’m concerned about the “age” of the module, because it seems that one limiting factor is the CPU power for both the Zoia and the ER-301; in my beginner’s mind, CPU power is something that evolves very quickly. I’ve also found Empress Zoia that helped a bit.)