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tronixstuff
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Learning Arduino
tronixstuff   9/11/2013 12:02:27 AM
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If you're interested in learning about Arduino, check out my book on the topic - http://nostarch.com/arduino

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Ask Duane
antedeluvian   9/11/2013 9:42:14 AM
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Max

Duane's latest blog  on IOT World may give you some pointers.

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Re: Learning Arduino
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 11:13:57 AM
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@Tronixstuff: If you're interested in learning about Arduino, check out my book on the topic - http://nostarch.com/arduino

Hi John -- first of all I love your EE Times screenname -- I wish I'd thought of that myself.

Your book looks very interesting -- can you email me offline at max.maxfield@ubm.com

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Re: Ask Duane
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 11:16:31 AM
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@Antedeluvian: Duane's latest blog  on IOT World may give you some pointers.

Very interesting -- thanks for sharing

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Love it
traidman   9/11/2013 12:44:38 PM
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Love it, Max!  That copter is inspiring, seems like my next project of choice!

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Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 12:48:21 PM
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@Adam: Love it, Max!  That copter is inspiring, seems like my next project of choice!

Just today I got an update from the nanocopter Kickstarter project saying that they've achieved their first stretcg goal of $300,000 and that they are going to add a digital compass and barometer to the flight control board so the copter will be able to recognize its orientation and altitude.

As they say: "This will lead to a better flying experience for every backer and more possibilities and fun for the hackers."

Now they are heading onwards and upwards to additional stretch goals.

 

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Re: Love it
traidman   9/11/2013 12:51:00 PM
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Flying hackers, eh?  Sounds like a scene from a horror movie!  

But in all seriousness, time to head over to Kickstarter and pledge!

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Re: Love it
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 12:51:46 PM
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@Adam: Love it, Max!  That copter is inspiring, seems like my next project of choice!

I like the idea of buzzing the neighbors at night with interesting flashing LEDs :-)

One very interesting point is how they are building additional airframes using a 3D printer -- did you see that I recently purchased a $499 3D printer (see http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1319236)

It's sitting here in my office as we speak ... so once I become proficient with it, creating additional airframes for my nanocopter is something else I might play with :-)

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learning arduino
Caleb Kraft   9/11/2013 1:22:56 PM
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I suggest you go through some basic tutorials on arduino.cc first. Then go to learn.adafruit.com and build some of those projects.

 

That and tronixstuff's book. Also Exploring Arduino by Jeremy Blum.

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Re: learning arduino
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 6:13:05 PM
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@Caleb: I suggest you go through some basic tutorials on arduino.cc first. Then go to learn.adafruit.com and build some of those projects. That and tronixstuff's book. Also Exploring Arduino by Jeremy Blum.

Good suggestions all

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