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Harry Vos
Harry Vos
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The Internet of Things Rookie - hardware prototyping

I'm a industrial design student gradually looking to improve my coding skills, as I believe product design is much more meaningful when paired with awesome digital services. I'm starting off with the front-end web development track, which has been really interesting.

Alongside that, I want to start to physically prototype some internet-connected devices. I have known about arduino for a while, but Spark https://www.spark.io/ has really caught my eye. I see it is programmed in a language/framework called Wiring http://wiring.org.co/about.html.

My concern is that the relative newness of Spark might mean it is not as well documented as other prototyping boards like arduino. I wondered if anyone here has experience with either, and if treehouse were looking to improve online learning for hardware prototyping with courses for Wiring?