I’m a 31 year old IT guy from the Netherlands and I’ve been interested in electronics since I was little. I know my way around in the Windows world (it’s what I do for a living), have been programming for fun since GWBASIC and took a dive into C# about a year ago.
It has always been a dream to build some kind of gadget, but never knew where to start (electronics are not my thing). Over the years I forgot about the dream…
Until I discovered .NET Gadgeteer a few months ago!
And now it has been on my mind ever since. I’ve been reading a lot on these forums and watched every Gadgeteer video I could find on Google. Recently I decided to go for it and order a FEZ Spider starterkit, but it’s out of stock in all webshops in and around my country and according to Mouser it can take 2 months before it’s available.
The first thing I want to (try to) build is a internet radio streamer, and I think that the parts I need are in stock at Mouser.
Here’s what I have in mind:
[ulist]FEZ Spider mainboard
USB DP module
1 RGB LED module (to have some kind of feedback)
3 Button modules (Play/Stop, Vol down, Vol up)[/ulist]
What do you guys think? Did I forgot anything?
I want to buy as little modules as possible, because I’m planning on buying the starterkit when it’s back in stock.