In the past couple of years, with the development of the Arduino platform, electronic prototyping kits have gained a lot of popularity world-wide amongst hobbyists and professionals. Today, a large number of ‘electronic bricks’ such as sensors, Wi-Fi, LED modules or motors is available, for example for building robots or for home automation purposes. While planning a project for students who had never worked with electronic circuits before, I came across a number of different systems which I want to discuss briefly in this article, by presenting some major advantages and disadvantages of these systems. Read more…
About the author
My name is Timm Linder and I recently finished studying Applied Computer Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where I am now working as a researcher in the Interactive Systems Group. I possess a large expertise in Java-based web development, but I am also interested in computer vision, machine learning and embedded systems programming. A couple of years ago, I also developed an award-winning real-time strategy game called Sorades – Die Befreiung.
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