Micro-controllers and Sensor development performance platforms (1/10)
Sensor Interface comparisons - great resource:
basic sensor guide
sensor interfacing techniques tutorial:
building your own usb sensor interface tutorial
Arduino is an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple i/o board and a development environment that implements the Processing/Wiring language. Arduino can be used to develop stand-alone interactive objects or can be connected to software on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP). The open-source IDE can be downloaded for free (currently for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux).
Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and sound. It is used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. It is created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook and professional production tool. Processing is developed by artists and designers as an alternative to proprietary software tools in the same domain.
Wiring is an open source programming environment and electronics i/o board for exploring the electronic arts, tangible media, teaching and learning computer programming and prototyping with electronics. It illustrates the concept of programming with electronics and the physical realm of hardware control which are necessary to explore physical interaction design and tangible media aspects.
Arduino mini - $35.00
arduino bluetooth - $150.00
arduino xbee - $79.00
miditron $150. wireless $500
the create USB - Dan Overholt: ~$100
Eowave interface $200.00
the make controller:
art interface device (kit):
the crumb ~$80.00