5 Cool Open-Source Electronic Projects

by Brett & Kate McKay on March 1, 2012

in Random

My Life Scoop is a website that invites bloggers from various websites to contribute different articles on tech-related themes. I do a guest column for them from time to time and share it here on AoM for those who might want to check it out. My latest article takes a look at the wonderfully hack-tastic and open-source world of Arduino. What is Arduino you ask? According to Arduino’s official homepage,  Arduino is an “open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.” Put another way, an Arduino is basically a small USB board with a microchip and various inputs for sensors (the hardware) that can be programmed using Arduino’s computer language to do really cool things (the software).  What kind of cool things? In this post, I share 5 neat projects you can build. Basically, if you’re looking for a cool, geeky hobby, hacking Arduinos is a great thing to get into.

Check out the article if you’re interested, and if you’re already an Arduino hacker and know of some other cool ideas, leave a comment!

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