Le mircocontrollerSo, I know, I’m a mechanical engineer, but I have taken my first steps in to a much larger electronics world. This is Stampy, my mircocontroller. He’s small, but he packs a punch. He does everything I ask him to (as long as I ask him the right way, of course).

Wired up boardThis set-up is fun. I have two push buttons wired up to two I/O pins. When Stampy sees them pressed, he stores a 1 in his memory. When there’s a 1 in memory, current is sent through to the LEDs. Beyond simple, I know, but I’ve got to start somewhere.