So, recently my employer has decided that an opportunity that was presented to us was worth pursuing.
The short of it is, I was able to learn to program the ESP32. For those who don't know what that is, it's a cheap micro-controller. https://www.espressif.com/en/products/socs/esp32 But for those who care, its like an Arduino on steroids. Lots of them.
Anyway, that started my journey to programming these things.