I have always been fascinated with LED’s. I hooked my first one up in 1985, 26 years ago. I have been hooked on light ever since. I built my first “traffic light” out of cut up christmas lights in 1983 at the age of 8. I got heavily involved in CMOS and TTL in my teen years. I always liked that, but was limited to what I could build by knowledge, budget, and most of all limited hardware. I discovered micro-controllers at the end of 2008. I got an Arduino Duemilanove for Christmas in 2008. I had no idea of the potential of the item I had bought. I started hooking up LED’s and little things, then character LCD’s, accelerometers, temp sensors, photocells, graphic LCD’s, TFT LCD’s, touch screens, and then I was awakened to the fact that these devices can talk to a lot of other devices as well as themselves! This made the creation process almost limitless bundled with the power of an Atmel 328PU, my favorite micro-controller.
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