The AirBoard is 100% compatible Arduino i.e. the user experience will be very similar, but natively wireless. You can use the same IDE development interface, same programming language (C) and tons of great tutorials and libraries for Arduino. If you have prior Arduino experience, it does help, although you can start straight with the AirBoard. Once the standard Arduino IDE is up and running, it should not take more than seconds to have your first LED blinking. And the good thing about The AirBoard is that it is designed to offer a consistent user experience from total beginners to advanced pro-makers.
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Unfortunately operating on a 3.7V Lithium battery does not allow safe operation at 16MHz (see ATmega328P datasheet chart, page 321). This is why Fio boards also work at 8MHz.
On the other hand, operating at 8MHz authorizes to make the most out of the battery since the board will operate down to 3.0V and even below.
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Absolutely! You can for instance run the Arduino IDE on Raspberry Pi and wirelessly program a swarm of AirBoards. Because The AirBoard is wireless, you can experiment with hardware at no risk for your computer board.