First Posted April 15, 2012
The Arduino is a very interesting idea. Up until this time, I
have pretty much ignored this thing. Why? Well, it seemed
silly to me. Why would I want to use something that in many ways
dumbs down the programming of micro controllers. I mean, I write
my own operating systems for micro controllers. For the most
part, it appeared that the Arduino makes it easy for neophyte to blink
LEDs. Well, after looking at the Arduino at the urging of a
friend of mine, I realized I had a few misconceptions about the arduino.
1. The Sketch files are very similar to writing code in C or C++.
What is good about this is that it gives the new user a simple
introduction to real programming.
you really want to do some real programming, you can still do that.
The Libraries are written in C++, and you can do anything you
want in this library code (well, within reason).
3. The arduino may open new opportunities.
What I found interesting is that the Arduino environment is based on
Wiring. And I also noted that there is no reason why it needs to
be locked to the AVR.
What I want to do is
make my two new synth boards compatible with the Arduino environment.
This might not be easy.
Arduino Resources on the Web
Official Arduino Site