Whats more exciting is getting one in the post and thinking of what to build with it. I have wanted to build something with electronics for a long time but electrical diagrams and believing it a bit hard have put me off. But I went to the Build Brighton hack space last week where they did an evening on RaspberryPi, and Python.
Python I can do and the stuff some people were building with trail and error excited me again. Looking at the two systems RaspberryPi is more a full computer but small, and Arduino is much smaller but better to interface with. Even better you can stick an Arduino on a Pi for greater flexibility. So though I would like to program it in python I think starting with an Arduino will be better as I'll have to work my way round 32k rather than a high ceiling of power.
So on my Christmas list is lots of electrical tools and kit. Hope I can get my son interested in pressing buttons and lighting LEDs too.
This is the kit I'm starting with A new world of Sketch and soldering awaits. (Interested if you are also doing the same?) :)Add a comment
Just took a look at the email I saved to my dropbox 12/12/2011 for a look back at my 2012 web predictions with @haydens30. I didn't do too bad if maybe 6/12 months early on some.
Almost time for this years ones. Anyone else?
2012 web predictions In response to Hayden Sutherland ( @haydens30 )
William Gibson 9 hrs and 23 mins 27/05/2013
Taken me a while to get to this but it is a great bookAdd a comment
With the Kama Sutra Under My Arm: An Indian Journey
9 hrs and 41 mins
29/04/2013Add a comment