MAKINGThe MAKE Controller
Announcing a just-maybe-revolutionary microcontroller for all things DIY.
Microcontroller chips and the tools required to use them were once so specialized that few people could explore their potential without a degree in electronics and software engineering.
From BASIC Stamp kits to Wiring and Arduino boards, manufacturers and open source communities now offer somewhat easier ways to program microcontrollers, enabling cross-pollination between the engineering world and hobbyists, do-it-yourselfers, artists, and students.
But the effort needed to program a chip and design a circuit ...