Mark Frauenfelder at 9:58 am Mon, Aug 2, 2010
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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.
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.
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.)
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