And I’m pretty excited about it.
I’ve been itching to start using my illustrious Computer Science degree for a while now, and while I worked on some pretty fantastic stuff during my collegiate days, I hadn’t found any programming projects that stuck with me until now.
I took home an Arduino from the office a few months ago to play around with, and loved the simplicity of programming it, combined with the hands-on opportunities to do cool physical things. I decided to pick up a kit this past week, and start working on a project I’ve had my eye on for some time.
It’s no secret that I have a healthy fascination with pinball, and now I’m going to try my luck at building a simple pinball machine. It’s not world-changing, but I’m pretty excited with it so far. It will have bumpers, and lights, and flippers, and if all goes to plan, it will even keep score.
I’ll post up some progress details over the next few weeks as I refine some of the basic code that drives stuff, but until then, here’s a picture of me controlling the speed of a blinking light with a potentiometer.