I’m sitting at a table on the sidewalk.
It’s a small street in a quiet area of Medellin.
And the birds are making “jungle” sounds.
Martin, a Colombian I just met, hands me an
He doesn’t know much about it.
And neither do I.
All I know is that it’s a Arduino-like board from Intel, with a much more powerful processor.
But we imagine it must have all these cool features like WiFi, bluetooth, NFC ++++
I get to take it home and test it.
And I realize that it doesn’t have any of those cool features we were imagining!
It just seems like a standard Arduino, just with more processing power.
But as I continue to explore it, I get more excited again.
I’m seeing that the mini PCI express port can be interesting, because you can use parts designed for laptops.
Such as a WiFi card.
And it has Linux running in the background — so that I can create a program in Python that interacts with my Arduino-program.
Or I can easily make it into a web server.
I’m really starting to see why it’s cool.
But I want to keep on playing around with it, and get a bit more specific about what exactly you can do with it.
There’s so much to explore in the world of electronics.
And new things popping up every day.
I love it!
If you want to join in on the fun, you have to start somewhere. I always recommend to start building things with electronics as soon as possible.
It’s the best way to learn.
That’s why I wrote my eBook “Getting Started With Electronics” — to get people started building things with electronics.
Learn more about that here:
Keep on Soldering!
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