Custom hardware for custom projects used to be expensive and deeply technical. Thanks in large part to the commoditization of sensors, and the movement of open source, all you need these days is an idea and the will to experiment. If you can plug-and-play, then you can be a Maker.
In Kevin Hoyt’s awesome half-day, DIY session “Getting Started with Arduino”, you will get a gentle introduction to the world of custom hardware projects with the open source electronics prototyping platform, Arduino.
Kevin will take you on a guided tour of how to get setup, build your first Arduino program, interact with electrical sensors, and connect to your web-based applications. Along the way, get the inspiration flowing with coverage of several custom projects.