Just posted my April 2016 column "80/20 Consumer Electronics" (http://rmf.vc/IEEEBlinky). I describe how I learn by doing. It does create a challenge because I find myself talking about the next generation of possibilities (and problems).
Online Edition. You can read this article online. Note that that version is missing the pointer to the source code of the blink example. You can find it here. Other columns are available here. Software. I've been accused of starting conversations in what seems like the middle.
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