In this video, we look at jumping up from the standard Arduino IDE and take a stab at programming use Microsoft’s Visual Studio Community Edition 2017 and third-party extension Visual Micro. We also look at how to put our code under source code control using GitHub. Some of the tools we use:

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Michael Parks, P.E. is the owner of Green Shoe Garage, a custom electronics design studio and technology consultancy located in Southern Maryland. He produces the Gears of Resistance podcast to help raise public awareness of technical and scientific matters. Michael is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Maryland and holds a Master’s degree in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

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