Bonjour from Paris!
I haven't noticed this thread before so please apologise my late introduction!
I'm been playing with embedded computing since 2009. Initially, I wanted to explore the I2C protocol for a German construction system, fischertechnik.
I started with an Arduino but soon took more powerful MCUs. I'm building and developing my own smart sensors.
I'm collaborating with the Energia project, which brings the ease of a Processing-based Wiring-derived Arduino-like IDE to the LaunchPads MSP430G2xxx, MPS430FR5739 and the powerful Stellaris LM4F120H5QR.
As a Mac user, I've developed embedXcode, a template for embedded computing on Xcode.
Nice to join the E2E community!