Ever wanted to control your toaster from Twitter? Or make your plants call you when they need watering? Or help Kashmiri shepherds prevent their flocks from wandering into a military frontier?
This quick talk and hack session will give you a hands-on introduction to the Arudino, an open source physical computing platform designed to help programmers, designers, and artists build exactly these kinds of real world interaction projects. We'll take a whirlwind tour of the Arduino software and hardware with examples from actual projects and then split up into groups to build our own. All experience levels and interest types welcome.
Added by skinny on January 19, 2009