DIY culture is back, from rocket cars to simply tweaking things you already own to make them better. People want control over their devices again, whether access to the internal computer systems of their car or the ability to make a simple flashing LED toy. Physical electronics skills are important but, thanks to the low price of microcontrollers, hardware is becoming software.
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