It has taken some time, but my first Arduino sketch worked! I found a great set of pushbuttons with embedded LED’s, so perfect for building a Boeing style MCP, and just got the LED’s to work with my Arduino.
XML is an amazingly successful standard for representing data in a portable and cross-platform readable way. Unfortunately also suffers from that limitation Crocodile Dundee noted about certain bush-foods: you can live on it, but it tastes like sh*t. XML is mostly unfit for human consumption.
Ok, I have run through the “Get Started Faster with Forge” introduction and it worked. Applause. Let’s start with the findings: