Breaking News
Blog

It's Crunch Time for Me to Learn the Arduino

NO RATINGS
1 saves
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>
zeeglen
User Rank
Blogger
Re: learning arduino
zeeglen   9/12/2013 11:02:30 AM
NO RATINGS
Project Idea:  Use the 4 x 4 x 4 LED cube for a 3D Tic-Tac-Toe game - human against the Arduino

antedeluvian
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Love it
antedeluvian   9/12/2013 8:56:25 AM
NO RATINGS
Max

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

I hope you don't live anywhere near Dear Trail, Colorado

David Ashton
User Rank
Blogger
PICAXEs
David Ashton   9/11/2013 8:46:17 PM
NO RATINGS
@Max....  I had just ordered a Picaxe Dev kit which was on special when I came to this column and read... "The PICAXE was a lot of fun, but it's too low-level for what I need."

"What have I done!!??" I thought, but compared to you I am a rank beginner in uC stuff, and I did a lot of BASIC programming some years ago, so the answer is probably "The right thing".  Especially if it's fun.

How different is the PICAXE Basic from the old GWBasic or QBasic on PCs?  Obviously there will be more port and bit handling commands, but apart from that?

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: learning arduino
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 6:13:05 PM
NO RATINGS
@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

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Blogger
learning arduino
Caleb Kraft   9/11/2013 1:22:56 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Love it
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 12:51:46 PM
NO RATINGS
@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 :-)

traidman
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Love it
traidman   9/11/2013 12:51:00 PM
NO RATINGS
Flying hackers, eh?  Sounds like a scene from a horror movie!  

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

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Love it
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 12:48:21 PM
NO RATINGS
@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.

 

traidman
User Rank
Rookie
Love it
traidman   9/11/2013 12:44:38 PM
NO RATINGS
Love it, Max!  That copter is inspiring, seems like my next project of choice!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Ask Duane
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 11:16:31 AM
NO RATINGS
@Antedeluvian: Duane's latest blog  on IOT World may give you some pointers.

Very interesting -- thanks for sharing

<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.