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Crusty1
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It like MatchBox cars in electronics
Crusty1   9/28/2013 5:52:53 AM
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Hi Max: Have you come across this Kickstarter project  "Microduino" yet, It looks like being the best thing I have come across for embedded Atmel/Arduino projects, I think I am going to go at least a $50-100 pledge.

It's going to be like when I was a kid(long time ago), when a new diecast Match Box toy came out, I just had to have it and nagged the parents until they gave in.

Looks like I will have to do a lot more housework to get the good lady in my life to open up the purse strings.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/microduino/microduino-arduino-in-your-pocket-small-stackable

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Re: pneumatic transport for toothfairy
Max The Magnificent   9/14/2013 12:47:53 PM
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@seaEE: Maybe an Arduino version of the Pnuematic Transport for Toot Fairy?
http://makezine.com/video/making-fun-pneumatic-transport-for-tooth-fairy/

OMG That is absolutally BRILLIANT!!!

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pneumatic transport for toothfairy
seaEE   9/14/2013 12:08:29 PM
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Maybe an Arduino version of the Pnuematic Transport for Tooth Fairy?

http://makezine.com/video/making-fun-pneumatic-transport-for-tooth-fairy/

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Re: Arudino + more leds
Max The Magnificent   9/13/2013 11:10:44 AM
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@IanHarris: We have some tutorials for using the Arudino with LED alphanumeric displays and LED matrix displays that you might find useful.

WONDERFUL -- thanks for sharing -- I will take a look as soon as I get a free moment -- Max

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Arudino + more leds
Ianharris   9/13/2013 11:05:18 AM
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We have some free tutorials for using the Arudino with LED alphanumeric displays and LED matrix displays that you might find useful.

Ian.

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Re: PICAXEs
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2013 1:11:43 PM
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@antedelivian: As I recall Arduino does not work in C, but has its own language and IDE.

Well, it's C-esq :-)

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Re: PICAXEs
antedeluvian   9/12/2013 1:03:42 PM
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Max

The reason I prefer the Ardiuno is that you can do more sophirsticated stuff easier in C/C++ --

As I recall Arduino does not work in C, but has its own language and IDE.

Nobody says you have to use the Arduino environment- you could use the Atmel development environment and then work with C. And others make products that are Arduino Shield compatible, the the Pioneer (Cypress PSoC4).

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Re: learning arduino
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2013 12:07:01 PM
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@zeeglen: Project Idea:  Use the 4 x 4 x 4 LED cube for a 3D Tic-Tac-Toe game - human against the Arduino


Ooh -- that's a good idea!!!

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Re: Love it
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2013 12:06:05 PM
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@Antedeluvian: I hope you don't live anywhere near Dear Trail, Colorado...

Now I need to equip my drones with lasers :-)

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Re: PICAXEs
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2013 12:05:06 PM
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@David: "What have I done!!??" I thought...

Don;t worry -- the PICAXE is a great thing, and it's BASIC is easy-peasy to pick up -- you will have a lot of fun. The reason I prefer the Ardiuno is that you can do more sophirsticated stuff easier in C/C++ -- also the fact that you can get 8-bit and 32-bit Arduinos -- also the concept of the Wings that plug into the main Arduino board -- and th ebig thing is that the Arduino stuff ties into that robotic vision and nanocopter stuff


But for just messing around with your own projects, I think you will love the PICAXE

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