Sharing knowledge: Reviewing the new Arduino Kit
|January 17, 2013||Posted by Pedro under News||
Video is a great tool to share knowledge. In this video, Alessandro Contini and Alberto Massa not just walk you through the process of making a Synth, but actually take you to other videos that explain the first steps to even set the kit to work. What i like about this work is that is truly expressing the capacity to build on other people works.
Hey, welcome to an unconventional review of a very interesting making/learning tool: the new Arduino Kit!
So, this kit came out during the last months of 2012 and the people at RS components was so kind to send us one in advance to try out.
By the way, not very excited about the idea of writing a common review that basically just lists components and features we decided, with an instinctive tinkering attitude, to use the kit to actually make a project.
We started from one of the projects you will find in the book that comes with the kit, the Light Theremin.
On top of that we developed a more complex granular synthesizer by merging together features and tips found in other projects published by makers on the Internet, like for example the popular Auduino project.
This process resulted in a video tutorial that you can follow to build a very cool Light Controlled Granular Synth.
The synthesizer uses exclusively components we’ve found into the kit and it can be considered an entry level project, so anyone can do it!
On top you find the video, as well as the code and schematics (Fritzing file) at the following link
Besides the quality of the Kit as a product intended for any kind of audience and the completeness of the book that comes with it, we really wanted to point out the outstanding design work that the people at ToDo Design did with the packaging and branding, we were literally impressed.
So, as a conclusion I wish I have had something similar to this kit when I attended my very first Arduino workshop way back in 2009, it would have turned out to be very helpful in the first days of tinkering!