I have recently discovered the brilliant concept that is Arduino. I have a programming background and am familiar with C (the Arduino language is based on C). For anyone who doesnt know about this, you can make just about anything. I found a website where someone who was doing a Masters made a segway/skateboard. It uses gyroscopes and motors and wheels etc to keep itself (with you on it) balanced. You can also drive it around, looks like fun.
The student has provided step by step instructions on how to build one for abount $300. He also provides the software he used.
So anyway, I am very keen to learn all about this stuff but I think I need to get the fundamentals waxed first.
So what are the resistors for in the first video?
Is it because the pressure sensor induces a current that would get to all the LEDs unless there was some kind of barrier?
Also, do you know about any good books I can read to learn about all the components I might need to know about?