jake and I had a crack at using an Arduino. an Arduino is a miniature computer of sorts that can be programmed to perform a wide range of tasks.
i had never used one before so i started of simple, using the Arduino software i programmed the Arduino to make an LED switch on and off at the push of one of two buttons.
i first set up the wiring in the breadboard (the white thing with all the wires in it). how they were laid out was important as i dont want to short circuit the board. one all was in place i has to push the function (that was pre written in the Arduino software) to the Arduino itself.
the code told the Arduino to sent a charge of electricity from a port upon receiving a signal from the button.
it didn’t blow up. thats a start. i could see possible use for an Arduino in future projects, it would be interesting when being used in a game that involved disarming a time bomb or interacting with controls.