This week, Professor J. Scott Christianson invited me to attend his Exploring the Digital Globe course with the Crosby MBA program. On Thursday night, we discussed various business applications utilizing open-source hardware and software and built and programmed our own Arduino lightboards.
Using Fritzing, Professor Christianson printed circuit boards for the project.
Boards to which we soldered a resistor and a micro usb port before assembling the body.
Using open-sourced code, we programmed our devices to glow in patterns when turned on.
This was a challenging new experience for me and I am eager to expand on what I learned in the process. There are innumerable uses for Arduino computing, and the open source nature of the technology allows for rapid, collaborative work on projects.