OT Anyone ever play around with Arduino?

Arduino Micro controller

These things look like they could be a lot of fun. I have one on order.

Just curious if any Yii people are into this kind of thing for business or pleasure.


It’s amazing what you can do with an arduino.

I play with my arduinos for fun, but they definitely have the power to help create real life inventions, but for the most part, they are typically used for rapid prototyping and hobbyists.

@polyhedron - welcome to the forum :)

I just got mine and it’s pretty cool! So far I have just done the blinking led and fading led, the Arduino equivalent to ‘Hello World’.

Years ago, I was tasked with programming a plc for some assembly line machinery. Everything is programmed in ladder logic! The Arduino and it’s ‘C’ style programming is so much easier. I have no doubt that it could be used effectively in manufacturing automation. I guess the real difference is one of serviceability. The Arduino is quite fragile compared to a dedicated plc.