Hello, I haven't learned anything about micro controllers yet but I wanted to get a head start since I hear that programming is difficult. I have a pretty good understanding of C and Java but my assembly is terrible and I am out of touch with any IC languages by this point. I was doing some research and arduino kits tend to be very popular. Is anyone familiar with Arduino? Would it be something that would be beneficial (in a real world job market, when I graduate) to know about? If it is something that is commonly used in industry, does anyone have a good kit they can recommend? I found lots of kits all with good customer ratings, but I would trust someone from this forum over someone I don't know online. So I wanted to ask before I made any decisions. Someone had told me the Arduino Uno. I took a look at it. But it didnt seem to come with anything... so I wasnt sure what I could build with it or what the purpose of it was. I don't know enough about micro controllers yet to have the creativity to know what I can do with them yet! What really caught my eye was the Model RP6V2 - programmable robotic vehicle. I wanted to get some type of kit that I could build the components to (soldering or on a breadboard) and use programming to "do" something (like make a robot move or a car drive or lights to blink) Does anyone have any advice or ideas for cool projects?