I'm going to start playing around with the Arduino boards.

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  1. Mycophiles

    Mycophiles OT Supporter

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    Has anyone here done this? Or used a basic stamp before. I'll be completely new at the programming. Farthest I've gone is html. :hs: It should be fun. I'll probably do some geocaching first to get the hang of it but after that ida know. :hsd:
    http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Buy
    http://www.freeduino.org/

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  2. deusexaethera

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    I always wanted to buy a bunch of BASIC stamps and screw around with them (one thing I wanted to make was an automatic shower temperature control), but having to build my own boards was more all-in than I wanted to go.

    Where did you find this thing from?
     
  3. Mycophiles

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    Where I work we sell the basic stamp and I got to talking to a guy who told me about it. Because of the proto shields you can make boards that 'plug' right in. (or buy them)
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    (better example here)
    http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=51

    The guy I talked to said it's superior to the basic and has a huge community. The basic is not bad in itself though. The basis of it's superiority is it's versatility. (really haven't read too much into it yet, but I think it's a language thing.)

    Basic stamps use serial plugs also. while the arduino uses USB :rund:
     
  4. Mycophiles

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    There is one arduino controller called the 'lilypad' that he says people are sewing the wires in their shirts/clothes to different controllers. :eek3:
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    I should attach one to a towel.
     
  6. CodeX

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    Why something so limited?

    You can get a Motorola or TI DSP prototype board for probably about the same price and run C++ on it. Hell you can get a 200mhz dsp with 16mb of onboard flash, integrated ADC/DAC, USB/UART communication, twin event manager blocks, the works... for like 15 bucks
     
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  7. Mycophiles

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    Well... like I said. I'm not a programmer and these boards come with instructions on how to program them. It's fairly simple. Some links to these boards you mention would be nice though. I'll look at them. :)
     
  8. CodeX

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    well, if you're not a programmer or just starting with this stuff simpler would be better. The ones I am talking about aren't really "plug and play" if you know what I mean and take significant knowledge and preparation to even begin working with them.

    I played with a basic stamp board before in a college embedded systems class, it can be fun to just screw with things, I hooked up an old touch tone phone pad and used it as an input to play a whack-a-mole game I wrote for it, lol...
     
  9. CodeX

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    I wouldn't mind playing with one of these...

    http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/tms320dm355.html


    Features:

    High-Performance Digital Media System-on-Chip
    135-, 216- and 270-MHz ARM926EJ-S Clock Rate
    Fully Software-Compatible With ARM9
    Extended Temperature 216-Mhz Devices are Available
    ARM926EJ-S Core
    Support for 32-Bit and 16-Bit (Thumb Mode) Instruction Sets
    DSP Instruction Extensions and Single Cycle MAC
    ARM® Jazelle® Technology
    EmbeddedICE-RT™ Logic for Real-Time Debug
    ARM9 Memory Architecture
    16K-Byte Instruction Cache
    8K-Byte Data Cache
    32K-Byte RAM
    8K-Byte ROM
    Little Endian
    MPEG4/JPEG Coprocessor
    Fixed Function Coprocessor Supports:
    MPEG4 SP Codec at HD (720p), D1, VGA, SIF
    JPEG Codec up to 50M Pixels per Second
    Video Processing Subsystem
    Front End Provides:
    Hardware IPIPE for Real-Time Processing
    up to 14-bit CCD/CMOS Digital Interface
    16-/8-bit Generic YcBcR-4:2 Interface (BT.601)
    10-/8-bit CCIR6565/BT655 Interface
    Up to 75-MHz Pixel Clock
    Histogram Module
    Resize Engine
    Resize Images From 1/16x to 8x
    Separate Horizontal/Vertical Control
    Two Simultaneous Output Paths
    Back End Provides:
    Hardware On-Screen Display (OSD)
    Composite NTSC/PAL video encoder output
    8-/16-bit YCC and Up to 18-Bit RGB666 Digital Output
    BT.601/BT.656 Digital YCbCr 4:2:2 (8-/16-Bit) Interface
    Supports digital HDTV (720p/1080i) output for connection to external encoder
    External Memory Interfaces (EMIFs)
    DDR2 and mDDR SDRAM 16-bit wide EMIF With 256 MByte Address Space (1.8-V I/O)
    Asynchronous16-/8-bit Wide EMIF (AEMIF)
    Flash Memory Interfaces
    NAND (8-/16-bit Wide Data)
    OneNAND(16-bit Wide Data)
    Flash Card Interfaces
    Two Multimedia Card (MMC) / Secure Digital (SD/SDIO)
    SmartMedia
    Enhanced Direct-Memory-Access (EDMA) Controller (64 Independent Channels)
    USB Port with Integrated 2.0 High-Speed PHY that Supports
    USB 2.0 Full and High-Speed Device
    USB 2.0 Low, Full, and High-Speed Host
    Three 64-Bit General-Purpose Timers (each configurable as two 32-bit timers)
    One 64-Bit Watch Dog Timer
    Three UARTs (One fast UART with RTS and CTS Flow Control)
    Three Serial Port Interfaces (SPI) each with two Chip-Selects
    One Master/Slave Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) Bus®
    Two Audio Serial Port (ASP)
    I2S and TDM I2S
    AC97 Audio Codec Interface
    S/PDIF via Software
    Standard Voice Codec Interface (AIC12)
    SPI Protocol (Master Mode Only)
    Four Pulse Width Modulator (PWM) Outputs
    Four RTO (Real Time Out) Outputs
    Up to 104 General-Purpose I/O (GPIO) Pins (Multiplexed with Other Device Functions)
    On-Chip ARM ROM Bootloader (RBL) to Boot From NAND Flash, MMC/SD, or UART
    Configurable Power-Saving Modes
    Crystal or External Clock Input (typically 24 MHz or 36 MHz)
    Flexible PLL Clock Generators
    Debug Interface Support
    IEEE-1149.1 (JTAG) Boundary-Scan-Compatible
    ETB (Embedded Trace Buffer) with 4K-Bytes Trace Buffer memory
    Device Revision ID Readable by ARM
    337-Pin Ball Grid Array (BGA) Package (ZCE Suffix), 0.65-mm Ball Pitch
    90nm Process Technology
    3.3-V and 1.8-V I/O, 1.3-V Internal
     
  10. BUCE

    BUCE what the fuck is the internet?

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    I was like you and hadn't had any programming experience before. I've been toying around with my arduino for about 3 months now, and its pretty awesome. I just finished a project last night that senses when the backlight on my phone comes on for my alarm in the morning. Then it is hooked up to the remote control for my room lights and turns my lights on. You can do a LOT of stuff with this thing.
     
  11. Mycophiles

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    Nice!! :hsd:
     
  12. Boots

    Boots huuuuuuuuge vagina

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    Old thread bump but I ordered an Arduino on Friday and it should be here next week :big grin:
     
  13. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    I've started playing around with te arduino boards as well. Though, I've been doing it to start playing around with a making a Drone play.

    Check it out.. http://www.diydrones.com
     

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