These days, I'm very interested in automating things.
As my friend Vic would say, I haven't the foggiest when it comes to electronics. Putting on a positive spin on my relative cluelessness, it's a great opportunity for my girlfriend and I to learn something awesome together. One hour in, I think we are — just look at that focus!
For our first experiment, we needed three things:
- Arduino Uno microcontroller
- breadboard & jumper wires
- LEDs (lights) & resistors
30 minutes later, with the help of this makeuseof article for beginners, we had our completed our mini traffic light!
note A breadboard is a way to connect circuits without having to solder.