Arduino – my next experiment
For the next few weeks, I’m working on using the Arduino microcontroller in the lab – partly acting as a guinea pig to see if it could be used in the 3rd Year labs.
Arduino is an open-source electronics board that’s aimed at artists, designers and hobbyists, but it might be useful to physicists and engineers as well. The open-source part refers to the software that’s required to run it, but you can buy the boards pre-assembled or build them yourself.
So far, I’m just getting used to it, but the programming language is similar to C. I wonder if this would have made a bit of a difference in electronics last year?
If anyone’s interested, the website is here.