Fascinated to Light Emitting Diode LED and flashlights brought me to something new and broader knowledge. Aceduino is a Pinoy version or clone of open source microcontroller called Arduino, it is assembled by Alexan Commercial, known for it's affordable electronic parts. I just found out that Arduino is used by so many geeks around the world to DIY electronic projects, it is open source that's why it is popular because lots of users share their projects and how it is done.
While I was looking for the imported type in the nearest electronic shops, I was told by the employee that they have clones of Arduino, first I was skeptic of the quality of the clone they have, but hey it's made in Philippines so why can't I buy it. haha.. Second thing is that it is cheaper than the imported one. Arduino is open source hardware so everyone can get a copy of it's schematic and diagram for their own use.
It is compatible with Arduino IDE software in Linux, you just have to select the right board to Arduino Duemilanove (2009) and you can start the beginner examples like blink LED. Recycling electronic appliances can help you find parts that you may need in projects, I collected more than 10 motors already from printer, scanner, cd-rom, floppy drive, hard drive. Next thing is to run them through the help of Aceduino, My first run the blink LED got errors because I did not selected the right board which is Arduino Duemilanove, but after searching answers from google it works nicely! Make sure too that you check the serial monitor because my second cable from old printer didn't work nice because of connection errors.
This will not be the first project, it's fun to control things electronically robots, lights, etc.. More projects to come..