I’ve heard of an Arduino before…
So you’ve heard of it, but never checked it out? You’re at the right place.
An Arduino is “an open-source electronics prototyping platform,” much like the teensy, but different. The Arduino features a removable micro-controller, more I/O pins & memory, allowing you to do bigger and petter projects.
What can I use it for?
Similar to the teensy, you can use it for LOTS of projects! Anywhere from a pneumatic door for your house, to a hotel room unlocker. In fact, a friend of mine used it to fix his automatic lock-unlock functions on his car, and another friend used it to create an irrigation system. The only limit to this is your imagination!
How do I program it?
With either C, or the Arduino IDE. Here are some resources to get you started:
Things to think on
How would you use an Arduino?
Do you have an Arduino?
Footnote: I didn’t add a demo to this because I didn’t feel as though I could do a better job than the resources I gave.