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
Woo! I got my contest kit for the Microchip 16-bit Embedded Design Contest.
PIC Projects, electronics projects, and photos from Stevehttp://www.semifluid.com/
An organized listing of all top-level directories and subdirectories. We call this CircuitBook.http://www.electronicsinfoline.com/CircuitBook/CompleteList.html
OpenBeacon is a free design for an active RFID device which operates in the 2.4GHz ISM band. The device contains a unique serial number, but may have other information. OpenBeacon is designed as a transceiver device and therefore both transmits and receives radio waves. The intention of this project is to offer a wide range of use cases such as visitor or item tracking and wireless remote control with a free self-contained and low-cost RFID design.http://www.openbeacon.org/
I bought the CodeAlarm CA-145 off eBay for a reasonable price, but since I just installed a better, more expensive alarm system, and since the CA-145 is an "expansion pack", not a system by itself, I figured I could hack around with it a bit :)