dvdmatt at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 00:37:25 PDT 2008
I'd be interested in hearing more, I've been doing a little PIC programming
for the last year.
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Of Bourbon Odenthal
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 9:43 PM
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Subject: [SGVLUG] Arduino
Me and a couple of my friends have been messing with the Arduino Diecimila.
It's an inexpensive open-source microcontroller, of sorts. Perhaps you may
be familiar with the Parallax Basic Stamp or the PICAXE? Anywho, I purchased
and soldered together the Freeduino version of it and I run the IDE in
Linux. My buddies run it on Windows and there's a Mac version also. It was
just a way for us to get together and learn to hack some C/C++ and
electronics. We've just covered the basics so far but we're having a lot of
fun. I was wondering if anyone else on this list has messed with this or
any other micro-controllers?
Here's a quick blurb from http://arduino.cc
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on
flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists,
designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects
Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of
sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and
other actuators. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the
Arduino programming language (based on Wiring) and the Arduino development
environment (based on Processing). Arduino projects can be stand-alone or
they can communicate with software on running on a computer (e.g. Flash,
The boards can be built by hand or purchased preassembled; the software can
be downloaded for free. The hardware reference designs (CAD files) are
available under an open-source license, you are free to adapt them to your
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