Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Monday, 7 June 2010
"What are Phidgets?
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Friday, 4 June 2010
I must say, all the books Ive been reading are targeted directly at designers/artists of projects just like this, so the books have given me a great understanding as they talk on the same level, I would thoroughly recommend them for any artists or designer thinking about interactivity in their work!
There is a long way to go yet but I now know that what I thought was impossible for me to do, will be totally possible, especially with the help of these books and advice/help from people who are interested in becoming involved. Another thing to explore is the online communities for the likes of Arduino, they will be a great resource for understanding and problem solving!
My next step with this project is to start prototyping using hardware and programming, I am just going through what best hardware to purchase, from the Arduino website there are a number of suppliers in the UK.
Arduino Forums - to explore!
SK Pang Electronics
Got my eye on this one to begin with (Arduino Duemilano Starter Kit - E v2) from SK Pang.