Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Whats more exciting than an Arduino

Whats more exciting is getting one in the post and thinking of what to build with it. I have wanted to build something with electronics for a long time but electrical diagrams and believing it a bit hard have put me off. But I went to the Build Brighton hack space last week where they did an evening on RaspberryPi, and Python. Python I can do and the stuff some people were building with trail and error excited me again. Looking at the two systems RaspberryPi is more a full computer but small, and Arduino is much smaller but better to interface with. Even better you can stick an Arduino on a Pi for greater flexibility. So though I would like to program it in python I think starting with an Arduino will be better as I'll have to work my way round 32k rather than a high celling of power. So on my christmas list is lots of electrical tools and kit. Hope I can get my son interested in pressing buttons and lighting LEDs too. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120948981096?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 This is the kit im starting with A new world of Sketch and soldering awaits. (Interested if you are also doing the same?) :)

1 comment:

  1. BuildBrighton open nights are Thursdays from 7pm. Come along, see what others are doing, ask questions, get ideas. Make stuff! Some times there's even free pizza ;-)