Arduino – Time to Tinker

Arduino Mega2560

What does an Automation Engineer get up to when they aren’t at work? Well anything can happen when you get your hands on a nice little open-source electronics prototyping board like this ATMega2560 based Arduino.

Popular requests from friends include a CNC mill or lathe and also a Millenium Falcon. The Millenium Falcon seems to be pushing boundaries – but what about the guys at OpenPCR – They’re going to get us all into the age of biology before we know it!

So far I’ve re-purposed an old PS2 controller using Bill Porters PS2X arduino library. It will never control a Playstation again – instead I’ll use it as an HMI for any little projects I’m working on.

What will happen when the Raspberry PI arrives?

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