i've been searching the forums for either a big 'introduction'-thread for new members, or an 'introductions'-subforum, but found neither. so i decided to post this in what seemed to me to be the most logical place, the off-topic section of the community-subforum. has an 'introductions' subforum ever been considered? it is a good way to keep track of an expanding community. anyway:
i'm rhowaldt, from the Netherlands. just ordered my first Arduino, a package containing an assortment of components and a breadboard and other stuff i have no idea about (it hasn't arrived yet). this is my first foray into electronics (except for a bit of circuit-bending, that is) so i don't know much about terminology and components and whatnot. i hope the forums have a good search-function, so i can avoid repeating questions.
i do know some programming, some MOO, bash and python. i use Crunchbang Linux. my first Arduino-project will be an optical theremin of sorts. i've already been reading through the documentation to prepare for the actual arrival of my Arduino.
i'm curious to learn more about Arduino and its community.