First are my answers to the Make-To-Learn Contest:
What did you make?
I made a multi-function LED Array Program, like my previous one with Arduino UNO, but this time I made it with an ATmega32 microcontroller. I used regular C code to program it and no Arduino was involved at all. I also added a second row of LED’s to the device for a total of 14 LED’s. Two buttons are used for a game, and one big button is used to switch programs on the microcontroller.
How did you make it?
I was inspired to make this program by my previous device that I made with an Arduino UNO, but I made this one for an extra challenge by using and ATmega32 instead of an Arduino. This greatly compacted the device and soon I hope to get it to fit into a single Altoids tin. I made it out of two perforated boards, and soldered everything together with hookup wire. Doing this was not an easy task because I made many mistakes, but it was my first time making anything like it so I expected to make lots of mistakes.
Where did you make it?
I made this device entirely at home in my bedroom. It took me many hours of soldering, de-soldering, and re-soldering to finish it… and then I still had to program it. My bedroom has all of my electronic equipment that I used to make this. The project gave me many ideas for more projects that I hope to do in the future it also helped me get better at problem-solving, and having patience. It didn’t really affect too much of my outside life, but my outside life really impacted it. I probably would’ve had it done many weeks ago but am in highschool and have been loaded with tons of homework for the past few weeks.
For more detail: MultiFunction LED Game Using An ATmega32 Microcontroller