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Member #532951

Member Since: March 17, 2014

Country: United States

  • I joined the electronics game because I always wanted to augment my programming abilities into reality, but I never thought I'd be able to learn. I barely understood the logic of positive and negative voltage wiring. When I started, robotics was still for enthusiasts, but I kept hearing about these arduino things. I'd been meaning to invest in phidgets, but they were very expensive. Searching for a place to get an arduino I came across sparkfun and adafruit, and learned how it all worked. I was surprised to see how high level the coding was, and how the tides had turned for the style of coding that used to be referred to as "kiddy scripting". Things started to become standardized as libraries became more open source and easier to import, so extraneous low level coding to do basic things slowly started to fade away. Nowdays, we have FPGAs and 32bit WiFi SoCs with all those same libraries there by default, and makers have more accessible technology at their fingertips than they know what to do with. All I need now is a way to remove the need for manual soldering between components that is efficient, cost effective, and universal. We're not quite there yet, but we're on the verge of it and we're prepared to flood the world with IoT inventions the second china lets us have it.

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