Time to dive into the world of embedded programming head long with one of my favorite Christmas gifts: my NerdKit. What’s a NerdKit? Well its basically a starter kit for bridging programming with the real world through electronics, an API, and a thorough guide for getting started. You might have also heard of Arduino, which is a similar and uses open source technology for embedded programming.
What can you do with it? Well, thats what I aim to find out. In the meantime, though, you can check out the “Projects” page of the NerdKits site for some pretty damn cool projects that include:
- iPhone controlled RC Car
- Morse Code decoder
- Digital thermometers
- Spark generator
- Computer controlled robotics and devices
So for all you SavageLook.com faithful there’s sure to be some NerdKit guides and demos to come. Here’s hoping I haven’t forgotten every bit of electrical engineering I learned in college. Forget it, I drank that knowledge clean outta my head. I guess 3 hours/week of EE can’t compete with 12 hours/week of beer pong. Oh well, should be fun anyway!
Oh and be sure to follow @nerdkits on twitter for all kinds of cool updates, demos, and tutorials!