Part 1: Nintendo DS Touchscreen Color Picker

I figured I’d write-up a tutorial on a little idea I had. I wanted to see if I could make a touchscreen become a color picker. Simple idea and I know it is possible. It was a good introduction into various aspects of building prototypes with an Arduino board. This tutorial is going to be broken up into two parts. First we’ll talk about hooking up an RGB LED to an Arduino board. I’ll be using an Arduino UNO but I’m sure most of the Arduino boards will be very similar. One last thing, keep in mind I am new to embedded development and hardware in general. So these tutorials may not be as descriptive or detailed as one would expect.
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Getting Into Hardware

I’ve recently joined a local Maker’s Space group where I live and I’ve been diving a little bit into electronics. This is a new world for me as I have always purposely stayed away from hardware. I found my love with software but always felt hardware was more of a chore. I just didn’t enjoy it. So I left it to those that do enjoy the hardware world.

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I Need More iFriends

Yes, you read that correctly. iFriends. More specifically I need more friends or people I know using iPhones. Better yet, Apple needs to open up and build applications for people to take advantage of the several services they offer. I’m tired of having an empty iMessages history. Tired of only having one friend who can use FaceTime with me. I’m tired of having no one to share photo streams with. Apple offers amazing services, but unless you and your circle of friends and family own Apple products you really don’t get to use these amazing services.

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