I am a Programmer looking to learn more about Electronics Engineering. I have experience working with simple circuits for years, so electronics is not completely foreign to me. My Senior project for my Computer Science degree is going to be hardware programming and I am looking for a powerful microprocessor board to do some cool stuff with.
As a Computer Science student I am confident that I can program just about anything I can imagine (within reason ....), but as for the hardware side of things I am weak.
The arduino board seems to be appealing to tinkerers that have electronics experience but not much programming experience. Since I am the other way around, would it be a good board for me to get for my project?
As far as project goal, I have not gotten that far. I have a few ideas but the point of the project will be to have a working device that stands alone from a computer but can easily connect for data transfer or something. My ideas are:
- (pre-built) Robotic arm program....think automated cd/dvd duplicator
- 3-d display made from leds, possibly with 3d interface device. I see some people have posted questions about similar projects
- Using a 3-d accelerometer chip to build a device that will measure 0-60 times for cars, et cetera
- Open to suggestions