IxD and Assistive Technology

Arduino, Here I Come

Arduino, Here I Come
Arduino Duemilanove (this is how to pronounce it) lighting up a Triple Output LED

It’s finally happened: I’ve taken the first steps into the world of microcontrollers, by buying an Arduino Starter Kit. It’s fair to say I’m stupidly excited. As much fun as it is wielding around Wii remotes and playing with PS3 cameras, you get a sense with Arduino that projects have far greater (if any) boundaries.

There is some reason behind me nerding out with yet another toy though: there are plans in the works to create an interactive installation at the next Finders Keepers markets. More on that once we sign off on the project, but I’m excited enough about it now to post a picture of an LED on my blog.

In the meantime, I’m working my way through the excellent Making Things Talk, by Tom Igoe. For anyone interested in these types of projects, but totally not sure where to begin, I definitely recommend getting your hands on a copy of this book.



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