My background is electronics and software design and Arduino gives me a chance to get my serious geek on. You can find announcements and other bits and pieces about my electronics designs and Arduino projects here, although you’ll find full details in my Arduino Masterclass in APC magazine and on the apcmag.com website.
Arduino is probably the most popular part of electronics development at the moment, but there is a whole world of microcontrollers on the market way beyond the ATMEGA328P.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can dive into discrete electronics components such as op amps, transistors and the like – or even go back in time and get seriously retro with some valve audio.
But if you’re looking to create your own ‘internet of things’ projects, Arduino is a great and low-cost way to start.