Nanda Wanninayaka, the Founder of Horizon Lanka Foundation
Mr. Chinthaka Porawagama, a past pupil of the Central College, Anuradhapura, the same school I studied for Advanced Level for a year in 1990, contacted me after reading one of my blog posts in my personal blog, https://wanni.wordpress.com. According to him, he had been searching for an old book of his childhood which was about Guglielmo Marconi in Google and had found this link in my blog., which had the exact same pictures that his book had and the original article!!!. He was so happy to see this and through my blog he had read about Horizon Lanka. Then he immediately contacted me and asked whether I was interested in receiving an Arduino Electronic Development Kit from him.
Mr. Porawagama now works as an engineer in the United States. He graduated from the University of Peradeniya and University of Moratuwa and then migrated to the United States. He had a passion for electronics since he was a kid, and that’s the reason he loved to do experiments with this type of gadgets.
The main components in the Arduino Electronic Development Kit he donated are these.
- Arduino – Uno
- Arduino Mega 2560
- Raspberry Pi
- Breadboards & connecting terminals
- Power supply units for Arduino / Raspberry Pi projects
- Servo motors (3)
- Stepper motors (1)
- Sensors (ultrasound/ proximity/ gyro/ etc.)
- LCD screen
- Programmable IR remote
- Other related stuff
He bought all these components from LankaTronics. (Arduino boards he bought were original ones, since they have their own copies.)
Arduino and Raspberry Pi are fast growing and advancing electronic development trends used by professionals and enthusiasts, and the best thing is that there is a huge online information and knowledge base in the internet which are shared free by the Arduino and Raspberry Pi developer communities.
Mr. Porawagama’s parents who live in Sri Lanka brought the kit to Anuradhapura and handed over to a member of Horizon Lanka. We thank Mr. Porawagama and his parents for this kind gesture displayed towards Horizon Lanka Foundation.
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