Thursday, October 25, 2012
Speaking of "the high end," the $25?! (OK really $50 but still!) Raspberry Pi has been on my radar, maybe for something using some cameras and image analysis-- things an Arduino would struggle with. I'm especially excited lately after hacking around with a $25 WiFi access point and OpenWrt... wow! Amazing how much power can be had for so cheap, and how many how-to's can help you along.
What do you think? Have you left the "safe" space that Arduino provides, and moved to different processors and IDE's? please leave a comment.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Jay Silver's "MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone" raised over a half million Kickstarter dollars (above a $25K goal) and he deserve the crazy success-- the video is a brilliant demo/sales piece that on its own inspires you to make things... and of course buy a Makey Makey. Just awesome stuff, and at its core: an Arduino! I'm adding it to the spreadsheet... after ordering one or two...:)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I've tried Fritzing a few times and get pretty far along quickly, only to get my nets tangled up-- not connected where I thought they were. Then I manage to crash it while I try to figure it out. This time, I'm going to try a tutorial and actually stick to it, and see how far I get!