Tony Lukasavage

Caffeine. Whiskey. Code. Mostly the last one.

NerdKits under my Christmas Tree!

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 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!