Arduino is the name for an little open-source 8-bit microcontroller board developed in Italy and designed to teach students not just how to program but also the real-world issues of interfacing digital technology with real world devices like LEDs, motors, speakers, sensors and more.
For the last eight months or so, I’ve been writing an Arduino Masterclass in APC magazine and so far, we’ve covered building:
* an electronic die
* digital thermometer/hygrometer
* a personal TV weather channel
* Rolly the Robot
* an audiobook reader
* a web-controlled music player
Each project includes circuit diagram, how to build notes plus the Arduino sketch (code) that makes the project work.
So if you’d like to join me, you’ll find the Masterclass in the pages of APC magazine (www.apcmag.com)