Those of you who have worked with or heard of the Raspberry Pi know how awesome the tiny device is. The power of a full blown computer was literally in the palm of your hand, allowing you to experiment with cool projects and get your ideas and experiments to shape.
A friend of mine gifted me an Arduino UNO starter kit a while ago. I didn’t have the time and motivation back then to dabble in it.
Fast forwarding to this day, I watched Massimo Banzi’s TED Talk in the morning, one of the guys who helped invent the Arduino. It was inspiring.
So, what is it anyway? Arduino is a credit-card sized micro-controlled board that can be be used for a whole lot of purposes, so much that one could dedicate his life on researching the everyday potential of it.
The beautiful thing about this tiny device is that it is so easy to get started once you have the starter kit. In fact, I only started in the morning. Even more beautiful is that the whole project is open-source, from the hardware to software to everything in between. You could even make your own board!(more…)