Recently it was announced that many Radioshack stores are closing due to bankruptcy issues. It turned out to be a good opportunity to pick up some parts and equipment to start messing around with Arduinos. I’ve always kind of wanted to get into Arduinos after taking a class on microcontrollers back in college.
I started out checking out a lot of the sample stuff. The “Blink” sample sketch seems to be the “hello world” for Arduinos. I blinked some LEDs, faded some LEDs, read buttons, made LEDs turn on with buttons, etc.
I picked up a “Basic Electronic Parts Kit” as well, and the 7-segment displays stuck out to me, so I gave them a shot.