I am curious to know how members of this community got to where you are with regard to knowledge of controllers and the associated programming. I have been reading this site for weeks, have gone through much of the Paparazzi site and am getting overwhelmed with just where to begin to learn; or more precisely, where to go from here. It's all a little haphazard and disjointed. I even downloaded the Basic Stamp training materials and worked through the exercises (mentally, at least).
I can't believe that everyone here is an engineer who just happens to specialize in controllers, so just how have you become so knowledgeable? Where did you begin? What process got you from knowing very little to being able to write code for an autopilot? It almost feels like cheating, now, to go with a plug-and-play autopilot. I really would like to learn the hardware and software, but I'm not getting far on my own.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.