Howdy folks.Thought I'd do a brief introduction, being a n00b here.My background is in software/database design and development, though I'm not doing that now. I've picked up a bit of analog knowledge here and there, partially due to just general interest, partly by working on things like data acquisition software, and partly from wanting to DIY things like speaker crossovers. Don't know diddly about digital stuff, though thanks to Grumpy Mike, I at least know about pullup/down resistors. Okay, I grok the concept of logic levels, and I've heard of things like op-amps and OR gates. Sometimes, I pull out Grob's Basic Electronics and try to refresh myself, which usually makes me drowsy. I prefer to learn things by solving problems.I don't have any Arduino hardware yet -- other stuff keeps coming up to lay claim to my "extra" money, but I have my first project in mind already. I want to hook up a 1-wire with some DS18B20's. Just for fun and learning, and it'll amuse me to be able to check my aquarium temperature while I'm at work.I have also come up with a practical application for the toilet flush sensor. I doubt the landlord would let me implement it, but then he's a retired EE with a somewhat offbeat sense of humor, so who knows?Anyways, I've been reading here for a couple weeks -- lots of great info. Looking forward to getting my hands on some hardware soon and having fun.
Hey, that Mims name rings a bell. Did he write anything like a 555 project booklet? Anyways, I'll bookmark that.