December 11th, 2012

beartato phd

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I think this video is pretty cool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0u7TbbGaj8
In it they build something that is very close to an Arduino (minus the programming cable, but including the power supply and clock-driving oscillator, and a couple status LEDs) from raw parts on a breadboard. I guess it goes to show that "a microcontroller with some preloaded firmware" counts for a lot when you are ostensibly talking about "raw parts".