Sometime back, I told you guys about a secret project which I have been working on and now it’s time to reveal it So ladies and gentlemen I introduce you to my new pet project HardwareFun.com.
So what is this project about?
Regular readers of my blog would have noticed that I have started playing around with hardware (especially Arduino) for quite sometime now and I really enjoy doing it. I used to talk about it at variousevents and realized that lot of people are interested in doing it as a hobby but don’t know where to start, especially if they are not from electronics background.
The number of emails that I used to get from people asking me how I got started doing hardware programming increased over the period of time, especially after Raspberry Pi became famous. This made me to think about ways to share my knowledge about hardware programming, which I have learned over a period of time, so that it will help people who are also interested to get into hardware programming like me. Also it will give me a personal satisfaction of giving something back to the world of web from where I have learned pretty much everything.
I just came from Ayana 2012 where I gave a talk about hardware hacking using Arduino.
About Ayana 2012
Ayana is a two day event conducted by PES IT. It starts with tech talks on the first day followed by 24 hour hackthon, similar to Yahoo Open hackdays.
Introduction to hardware hacking using Arduino
In my talk, I first talked about why a software hacker should look into hardware hacking. I then followed it by a brief introduction to Arduino, using the famous Blink program.
After that I was talking about different ways by which you can make Arduino talk to Internet and mobile phones like Android.
In the end I also gave out some hack ideas for the participants.
I have uploaded the slides that I used during the talk to my slideshare account. I have also embedded it here for easy reference. You can also checkout my other presentations and slides from my talks page.
The talk went well and there were lot of questions after the event, which is generally a good sign
Buying Arduino in Bangalore
As it used to happen in my other talks about Arduino, even today lot of people asked me about places where they can buy Arduino in Bangalore. I have already collect a list of places from where you can buy Arduino in Bangalore. You can refer to that page, in case you are planning to buy Arduino in Bangalore.