Recently I discovered the Arduino. Its an open source microcontroller that makes playing with electronics more fun for the computer programming savvy. Rather than having to find all sorts of components and understand a bit too much of how they all work, you can have the little microcontroller do it for you. Great! I’ve a couple of “experiment with electronics” sets to compare against and the same projects are 1000000% easier using this whole new fangled ‘computer’ thing. I’ve got many projects planned now.
The first is just scary eyes it being Haloween. Nothing fancy but they are actually a bit creepy from the outside.
Here’s the Arduino and breadboard – pretty easy: