I'm curious, how did other people learn their Arduino skills? Like did you already have a project in mind and learn how to make it work using only the relevant information, or did you go through a guide (e.g. I got the Sainsmart R3 guide with the kit I bought) and then start your projects based on the stuff you learnt how to do?
Am finding it getting tedious going through the guide and learning about stuff I don't really have any use for at the moment, but then I am finding it hard to wrap my head around some of the latter stuff (e.g. led matrix'/multiplexing).
What learning routes have you guy's employed that have proved to be successful in your Arduino journey's?