By Mark Frauenfelder at 9:58 am Mon, Aug 2, 2010
I see a lot of familiar faces in this upcoming documentary about Arduino, the open source microcontroller system that is the basis for thousands of neat DIY projects.
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The Arduino is tons of fun. I built this sign to hang of my balcony for Christmas:
Ran some MLK and Obama quotes in January ’09 too.
Wonderful to see a project grow from a pedagogical classroom tool into a widespread open project.
First adopted in the classroom, then by hobbyists, artists, and now, increasingly in the professional world.
Reminds me of the TV-Typewriter from Popular Electronics in 1973 … electronics buffs first latched onto it, then college groups & artists … and it eventually became the PC.
(I’m building a semi-autonomous mini-forklift, controlled by an Arduino Mega.)
Arduino’s premise is the same as the BASIC Stamp, anyone can solder.
The Arduino chip is just an Atmega from Atmel. I just think that if you want to do any REAL WORLD application and develop a real product, you have to go directly to the source. In the end is just another programming layer to the processor.
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