Arduino – Dirty little secret of web hackers?

May 8, 2008

After seeing a great presentation at BarCampSydney on the Arduino by one of the guys from Little Bird Electronics, my attention was certainly captured.

Ardent about Arduino – LachStock

I’ve uncovered a deep dark secret individually guarded by many of the geeks in our local community. […] Physical computing is not a sin. […]

Arduino is an open-source physical computing platform. You can buy them, build them, and modify them. You can hack on the code or the hardware designs and share your changes with the community. […]

Not knowing a lot about it, I can’t tell you why Arduino has captured the imagination of the community than I see more than the other similar products, but all I hear is Arduino. And the story was same this morning. After my next tweet mentioned Arduino, the local fans came out of the woodwork in a flurry of tweets. […]

Now there is a Sydney workshop coming up soon – and if you enter the code LACHSTOCK you can save $20 when buying your ticket!

I just hope that somehow Arduino can be brought together with FPGAs, now that could start to get really interesting!


Today’s Tweets

May 8, 2008
  • 09:48 Frak – over $1.1k later and the car is ready to get registered and insured. Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. #
  • 11:24 D’oh! Just rang my sister who is seeing a movie #
  • 12:46 You know, Hayseed Dixie’s ‘A Hot Piece of Grass’ is a helluva album. Black Dog, War Pigs both give me goosebumps 🙂 #
  • 12:47 Retweet: @4fthawaiian : another aussie twittererer: @grimsy looks like he could use some friends 🙂 He’s a good guy, and very clever. #
  • 12:55 @4fthawaiian yes indeed – Hayseed Dixie is a bluegrass cover band. It really needs to be heard to be believed 🙂 #
  • 12:57 P.S. Follow my weird musical tastes at www.last.fm/user/psyke/ feel free to friend me there (you can probably hear Hayseed Dixie too) #
  • 12:58 @zuzu sorry to hear that – don’t even try moving, just plug into the Twitter stream and chillax #
  • 13:03 @artywah @ lolz – I’m amazed that there is *anybody* in my musical neighbourhood frankly … #
  • 13:10 just realised I can trawl through friendfeed to find some more last.fm friends. Duh. friendfeed.com/adb #
  • 13:27 @crispynoodles always happy to find another Tool fan! #
  • 14:03 @crispynoodles I did get to hear some of the BDO gig from my front yard … that’s as close as I got though #
  • 16:16 okay peeps – where do I go online for some (bass) guitar lessons ? last I looked there was nothing, but that was the early nineties 🙂 #
  • 16:17 obviously I’m all up to date on my COWBELL action! I just need to get a new one and attach it to the bass somehow. #
  • 16:24 @gregdwyer YouTube, huh? One of them new fangled sites innit? Thx for the link – they look great. Current level: Smoke on the water, (just) #
  • 16:31 @liubinskas even better – at Westpac online you can’t change regular automatic transfer orders outside of 7am to 9pm!! Unbelievable! #
  • 16:39 @docbaty I know what you mean – why did we ignore YouTube when there’s plenty there? tinyurl.com/5ube7d #
  • 16:58 @misswired interesting idea – meatspace lessons! I’ll definitely look into that as well – great idea. #
  • 17:11 @mpesce Don’t Fear the reaper – and MOAR COWBELL!!! #
  • 17:19 @mpesce twitter.com/mpesce?page=22 #
  • 17:24 w00t! Last.fm + youTube mashup : my own MTV is at tv.timbormans.com/user/psyke/ Retweeted From @lachlanhardy, @Lachie. #
  • 17:28 @Extremo I’d be more impressed if it served me up some Daft Punk as well! #
  • 17:36 @Extremo I had Dire Straits, Metallica, Sisters of Mercy – Marianne, now playing AC/DC ‘Long way to the top’. Perhaps our muzik iz ye olde? #
  • 17:40 Retweet: @techAU iinet are offering unmeterred iTunes – www.iinet.net.au/my/itunes/index.html – so are Apple co-lo or subsidising? #
  • 17:48 @bck I agree – @brightkite is exciting – I’m waiting for 2-way Fire Eagle integration so the twitter bots can be used to update location FTW #
  • 17:53 @Headwellred As if we needed confirmation that Miss 7 is firmly taking control of the situation. Whatever it is 🙂 #
  • 17:59 ack – I only need nine more followers until my gold star from teh Ceiling Cat! #
  • 18:25 outta here – good night peeps – perhaps teh ceiling cat will smile on me tonight …. #
  • 21:16 So @headwellred and I are sitting in the kitchen watching the last.fm / youtube mashup on the computer in the next room. So many cool videos #

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