E14 Article: What Makes A Great First Project?

I love the experience of cracking open a new design platform and seeing what it can do, and how it can be used.  However there are so many out there!  What about the individual options are the best for attacking a project?  How can one ensure that the experience will be the best possible, preventing an immediate hate of the platform?  I write about all of this on Element14′s news section…

Thanks to the NYC Maker Faire this weekend, there has been a lot of discussion of new project ideas becoming a reality.  With the wide array of different development platforms that are coming out for FPGAsMicrocontrollers, and even complete computing solutions, there is always a system out there to be explored.  It can be intimidating to approach such a wide array of possibilities, so what is it that makes for the best first projects?…

Read the full article HERE!

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