Arduino at

I surfed around at this page and noticed that arduino was posted there. Nothing special just nice to see the word is spreading.

direct link

And another link via Makezine about the Arduino:

Arduino, the Basic Stamp killer?

Tod has a great background and comparison of the Arduino and the Basic Stamp, he writes - "Parallax's Basic Stamp is the mainstay for hobbyists wanting to add intelligence to everyday devices. A new system called Arduino provides the benefits of the Basic Stamp at a greatly reduced cost, increased speed, and is entirely open-source." - Link.

More: From MAKE 07 - Arduino Fever. The tale of a cute, blue microcontroller that fits nicely in the palm of your hand, and the expanding community of developers who love and support it. Page 52 & PDF preview.

Also, there are a number of reactions which include some questions about the Arduino. Perhaps someone from around here with a bit more knowledge about the Arduino than I have might be able to answer those?!? :)


Another Arduino project at Makezine:

6-pack - Arduino-based controller for live audio/video performances

"6-pack is an open-ended, highly customisable, and ultra-portable physical controller based on the Arduino board. 6-pack is an Arduino shield consisting of 6 linear potentiometer sliders that can be assigned to different variables in the user's preferred software. It can be used to control a wide array of audio/video applications, from software synthesizers to HDJ systems. All, with a minimal footprint (3,5" x 2,5") and on the cheap (just a fraction of the cost of an equivalent MIDI interface). The project is open source. Schematics and source code included."

The Ravezooka is a musical weapon that shoots a wide range of powerful "hardcore" sounds based on your target's distance from the instrument.