Arduino is an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple i/o board, and a development environment for writing Arduino software.
Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can be communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP.)
For more information, visit Arduino.cc
I recently purchased a WS2811 RGB LED strip for PC case modding purposes. I will be making an ATMega-based controller for it, so I decided to use an Arduino for testing and prototyping.
I found two libraries capable of driving this strip:
The DFRobot LCD Keypad Shield is found at DFRobot.com and various other retailers (Robotshop, etc)
To use this shield with the LiquidCrystal library, use this define:
This is gRover, the Grove-Platform Rover; it is a general, all-purpose rover for house exploration.
This page is a bit of a mess, I'll admit. The PDF file attached is much neater and contains much more information about the project than this page's text does. For more pictures, see the gRover Flickr Photoset. This rover build uses parts graciously provided by Seeed Studio.
This is my new Freeduino, which I purchased as a kit from the fine folks at the AlphaOne Hackerspace table at QuahogCon 2010.
My latest Sparkfun.com order.
For PIC programming:
BOB-00193 (1): Adapter board for Microchip ICD and ICD2
For (hopefully) adding some IR functionality to my QuahogCon badge:
COM-09349 (4): Infrared LED - 950nm
DEV-00348 (2): Olimex Carrier Board for OKI ML67Q5003