screenshot of title page for powerpoint about arduino pins

What the heck is an Arduino, Part 2

Arduino Uno Pin Assignments [PowerPoint] The PowerPoint above was developed for my college students. It is a walkthrough of all the pins and features of the Arduino Development Board. It is written as a stand-alone document, so you can just go through the slides to see all the details. If you found this useful, please check […]

plain arduino board

What the heck is an Arduino?

I’m not an electronics wizard. Even though my parents have both taught in tech for most of my life, and we had a TRS-80 in the garage when I was eleven, I went a different route in high school and college and pursued writing and performing. I am, however, deeply in love with the ideas […]

princeps puzzle

Princeps: The world’s first electronic puzzle

When I was growing up, we had a Princeps puzzle. Don’t feel bad if you don’t know what a Princeps puzzle is. I’ll tell you more about it soon. When my dad first showed it to us, it was a marvelous revelation, and one of my first memories of the joy of solving geeky mysteries. I must […]