This is my first post along with my first foray into the 'black art' of coding. I have some experience with programming '........................' . Sorry that pause was whilst I laughed myself silly. For programming please read ZX81 - and perhaps 10 lines of basic.
I dabble in electronics and despite some success, DIY voice modulator manual on the project dalek boards, I am and always will be a rank amateur.
Due to some issues with retention of information I find it a bit of a slog. I have been avoiding uP's like the plague but am wondering if it may be a worthwhile path to follow. I will at least have a bash and see if I can do anything 'interesting'.
Or I may be swapping one set of 'problem solving' for another ;D
For my Birthday my Lovely wife has ordered a arduino diecimila clone with a 328 uP on board. I have the IDE software installed on my Linux box and 3 weighty tomes, OK PDF's, to read and guide my first steps.
I have a few ideas, simple fare, of what I want to have a bash at but not a patch on the majority of applications the membership seem to be conjuring up.
I draw up my own PCB's and make them using the toner transfer method. I converted a laminator using a clothes iron thermostat to get the hotter range needed to do the job.
Successful electronic projects I have done-
Voice mod for Dalek use. A lot of people from the UK, US and AU have taken up the design to use in their builds.
Knight rider LED array for 'Dalek Storm'
Sound and lights for dalek weapon system......you can see a pattern here cant you
A few LED props for a 'Doctor Who' Look a like, working on a 'Berylium chip' prop for him now to.
and various breadboarded circuits just to play with.
That's about it I think. Hopefully I'll have my arduino mid week and can start asking