Small, Programmable, Wearable and Cheap – Enjoying the ATTiny85 Tutorial

Joshua Noble is a Developer/Writer/Designer from Cascadia and author of Programming Interactivity book. He is available at thefactoryfactory or at @fctry2

Ok, so let's talk cheap and tiny: programmable computers needn't be large precious things, they can be tiny things that we can leave behind, let go, abandon to the cruel world. I'm not advocating being overly irresponsible or wasteful, but I do think that the world and the things that you can make in it gets a lot more interesting if you don't have to worry inordinately about protecting your project. An Arduino or Raspberry Pi, wonderful tools that they are, are not cheap, somewhat demanding of battery life, and as such we usually need to protect our controller and modify our project to fit their form factors. As a teacher, I can't count the number of times I've seen an Arduino used to listen for a button press or wait for a door to open.

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