What is Electronics? – My first day with #Arduino

By | November 29th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

"Michelle, Do you know anything about electronics?" "I've replaced parts in a computer.......?""No real electronics.""No, not really.""Good!" Little did I know that this was the answer Lee Stacey (who works with Designspark)  was hoping for. He immediately arranged a meeting to offer me the challenge of designing something electronic with the #Arduino board from RS Components and to blog my findings.He and Designspark believe that someone with little or no electronics experience can learn and design with Arduino.When Lee first took the magical box of bits and book Getting Started with Arduino (which I must say at first glance looked like gibberish) out of his bag.  I admit I was a small bit concerned, it looked way over my head.  And yet, on the other hand The Arduino Kit looked exciting and a challenge. I do like a challenge and I love a bit of tech, so I could not refuse.On my return home, I was still thinking to myself what on earth is this Arduino all about. Even though I was still a little apprehensive, I was keen to explore electronics.  As I started to [...]