Monday, June 30, 2014

Arduino Exploration

I know that it's been a long time since I last posted.  It's not that I haven't tried any new things; it's just that I haven't made posting a priority as summer got underway.

During this last week of June, I puttered around with an Arduino board in my living room and got through many of the tutorials in the Arduino Projects Book.  While it was fun to tinker around with the wires and the different components in the kit (and even more fun to see the lights blink or buzzers sound when the code was uploaded), I've concluded that I am not a natural when it comes to electronics.

This kit is advertised as being easy enough for kids, which made me feel inadequate at multiple points during the journey.  With that said, I have learned that there are perhaps better kits for people like me (and kids). One platform with a variety of connectable components, similar to Legos, is called Little Bits.  At some point, I'd like to compare the Little Bits experience with the Arduino experience.