Recently, one of our tech leads at work previewed a talk that he’s planning to give on analog metrics for the upcoming Strange Loop conference. I’ve always wanted to play with microcontrollers, and this really gave me a kick in the pants to get started. Since I had a bit of amazon credit lying around, I decided to buy an arduino starter kit with all sorts of buttons, lights, and doo-dads, but not enough power to actually fry anything (I hope). I still can’t tell my head from my ass, but so far I can make a button turn on an LED.
Next step: world domination!