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Max The Magnificent
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Re: My favorite data point....
Max The Magnificent   10/18/2013 1:09:41 PM
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@rhusain0: Max I am fpga design engineer so had little work with arduino. Then I went to help my sons project and we ordered an arduino and h bridge. In 3 days we had the motor dancing. All thanx to arduino environment.

Thanks for sharing -- I hope you and your sons are having as much fun as am I. Did you see my other Arduino-related blogs:

It's Crunch Time for Me to Learn the Arduino

Wrapping One's Brain Around the Arduino, Part 1

Wrapping One's Brain Around the Arduino, Part 2

What's the Best Robot Base for My Arduino?

Do Arduinos Dream of Electric Sheep?

 

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rhusain0   10/17/2013 8:18:26 PM
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Max I am fpga design engineer so had little work with arduino. Then I went to help my sons project and we ordered an arduino and h bridge. In 3 days we had the motor dancing. All thanx to arduino environment. That is why intel n co are all over the arduino environment. Its like the coming of the ibm pc over again. Or the smart phone..

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Re: My favorite data point....
Max The Magnificent   10/14/2013 4:26:45 PM
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@David: Max is doing his damndest to try and get me to come.....

It sounds like you might be weakening ... if you do make it out, the beers are on Adam Taylor LOL

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Re: My favorite data point....
Max The Magnificent   10/14/2013 4:25:48 PM
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@Sylvie: I reckon a sturdy slingshot and decent aim could take care of most amateur drones these days... but still.... sheesh!

I'm waiting for my little drone hexacopter to come from the Kickstarter project I sponsored ... it would make me sad if anyone used a slingshot on it (sad face)

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David Ashton   10/14/2013 3:53:10 PM
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@Caleb... "At least she can hear a drone and possibly even knock it down! "  Exactly!  And our job here is to help her do just that!

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Caleb Kraft   10/14/2013 3:29:53 PM
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I'd ask if that lady had ever heard of binoculars or telescopes. At least she can hear a drone and possibly even knock it down! 

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David Ashton   10/14/2013 3:28:33 PM
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@Sylvie, will you be manning the Atmel stand at DW14?  Max is doing his damndest to try and get me to come.....we might get to really "see" each other....

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Re: My favorite data point....
David Ashton   10/14/2013 3:26:31 PM
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@Caleb, point taken, but tell that to a woman who finds a said small hobby multirotor hovering outside her window.  I've heard of two instances of that....

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SylvieBarak   10/14/2013 2:43:57 PM
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Miss you guys LOADS, David :)

It's awesome that Max gives me a bit of a platform here so I still get to "see" you all, and provide a bit of (hopefully interesting) content!!

I reckon a sturdy slingshot and decent aim could take care of most amateur drones these days... but still.... sheesh!

 

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SylvieBarak   10/14/2013 2:41:25 PM
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Alex, the statistic isn't exactly clear on that point, but I'd say with near certainty it's used mainly for prototyping. The actual data point from the element14 survey said:

"More than half (56%) of professional engineers are more likely to use open source hardware such as Arduino and BeagleBone in 2013. Among hobbyists, that figure jumps to 82%."


The high numbers seem to stem from the fact that engineers like to have access to as many resources as possible, and the open source community provides that. Strong user communities help with ease of access and use.

Hope that helps!

 

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