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Wilton.Helm
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re: SparkFun's going to teach me all about the Arduino!
Wilton.Helm   2/7/2013 7:21:48 PM
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"But if you are talking about software developers creating applications at a higher level, then a lot of them don’t have a clue about the “nitty gritty” details of programming a microcontroller at the lowest levels and interfacing with real-world input and output devices" Very sad, but true. While the high level tools available today have the ability to leverage productivity, the isolation from the "iron" (silicon) is creating a huge work force that rarely even bothers to ask, "but does this approach execute efficiently"! I have always maintained that any programmer worth his salary should be able to describe the assembly language instructions an optimizing compiler will generate for a given block of code. That doesn't mean he has to understand all the details or be able to write it himself but if he has never done cc -a -t he is clueless to what he is really doing

TerryKing
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re: SparkFun's going to teach me all about the Arduino!
TerryKing   2/7/2013 7:09:24 PM
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Hi Max, Pointer to the http://ArduinoInfo.Info WIKI which has lots of Arduino How-To and Educational materials... Regards, Terry King ...In The Woods In Vermont terry@terryking.us

Max The Magnificent
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re: SparkFun's going to teach me all about the Arduino!
Max The Magnificent   2/7/2013 5:01:16 PM
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I'm still waiting on one vital component -- as soon as it's finished I'll be emailing you to tell you to start cooling a case (or two) of beer down :-)

David Ashton
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re: SparkFun's going to teach me all about the Arduino!
David Ashton   2/7/2013 4:13:24 AM
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Still a long way from Australia Max. Did you get that Star Trek teleporter working yet?

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