29 May '15, 2pm

Cubit Controller: a #PIC32-based development platform for all kinds of #makers @MicrochipTech #MIPS

Cubit Controller: a #PIC32-based development platform for all kinds of #makers @MicrochipTech #MIPS

The number and variety of DIY boards available today is quite amazing. There's a board for every level of maker from beginner students to advanced professionals, but no matter the level they all seem to have a steep learning curve to get to your first blinking LED. For those new to electronics and programming this perceived barrier to entry can be a deterrent to getting started. Jason Gouw, electrical engineer, lifelong maker, and Co-founder of Qfusion Labs , saw an opportunity to bridge this gap and make DIY electronics more accessible. The current method The barrier to entry for new makers may in part be due to the bottom-up approach often used for starting in electronics and programming. "An analogy I like to use is when we first learn to drive a car we're not taught what the brake pedal is, what the engine does, and what the transmission does," Gouw says. "We're taught...

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