What do you do with this 'embedded electronics' thing? You scare cats. Fun random links and a few pictures of the SparkFun Pumpkin. Cause we're cool like that.
Ray from shipping: 'Hey Nate - I need the SparkFun flame... Big'.
Nate: Wait - why do you need the flame?
Ray: I'm making a pumpkin.
Nate: Oh... Ok. I'll email it to you.
Roaming around the internet looking for good Arduino literature, I keep running across Tom Igoe's website. Tom is the head of Physical Computing at NYU/ITP. Tom has some fantastic beginner FAQs to embedded electronics, physical computing, and Arduino - which led me to:
And finally for today, the Snap key-less entry system. The door is not really opened by snapping, rather by careful touch patterns. Arduino + servo + touch sensor = slick way to unlock a door. I wonder if a touch sensor exists that can tell a different, unique capacitance between people...