Friday, June 21, 2013

Having fun wasting time (and doing some work)

Did a bit more painting today, then wasted time playing digital /analogue electronics, making a ridiculously over complicated thermometer. Fun though.

This little gadget called an Arduino is programmable from a laptop computer via USB. You can wire in all sorts of electronic sensors, and drive switches, motors, etc with it. Once I get the hang , it opens all manner of possibilities based on sensing sound, light, heat, time or whatever, and then making something happen such as switching something on, or sending a message, or as you see here, giving a readout. Good innit?







2 comments:

Val Poore said...

As my mother used to say "A bit of what you fancy does you good" Neil. And anyway, Herbie looks great! You always keep him super smart :-)

Neil Corbett said...

Kind of you to say so Val, but as we found when we were looking to buy a boat, the camera does tend to flatter!