Bernd is a member of the local Connected Community Hackerspace in Melbourne says he was first attracted to the Arduino microprocessor platform because of the availability of Macintosh development software and because add-on modules were easily available at reasonable cost. One such Arduino-powered project is Bernd’s car trip computer.
“I wanted to develop small electronic projects such as a car computer based on a system that can be reused again easily to decrease development time,” Bernd said. He also built a rally computer for a friend that competes in rally motorsport with a VW Beetle.
“I have learnt a lot from the members of the CCHS hackerspace who have interests in microprocessors, 3D printing and CNC milling”, he said. Bernt also participated in the CCHS entry for the Element 14 Global Hackerspace challenge entry, the electronics teaching toolkit OpenLab. Bernd will be showing off his car trip computer at the Faire.