Arduino 101

Discussion in 'Welcome to the DARK side' started by paul_l, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Marty

    Marty Full Member

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    Hush...the cat's listening! :giggle:

    Sitting up straight Sir!

    Can I borrow your book?

    :scratchchin:

    Marty
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Marty,

    The book will probably do the rounds including Australia. :avatar:
     
  3. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Some odds and end arrived today but not the kit.

    Jumper wires, breadboard, LCD screen and a wee doofer thingy.

    Toto
     
  4. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Some jumpers,
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    a bread board thingy
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    an LCD screen
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    and a LCD IIC / 12C serial interface adapter board
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    and the other side
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    still awaiting the Uno kit and some nanos
    cheers
    toto
     
  5. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    You'll never get your arms in the sleeves of those jumpers, Toto!!!:avatar::avatar::avatar:

    Keith.
     
  6. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    :scratchchin: could be a bit of a squeeze. :avatar:
     
  7. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    An N gauge turntable is definately within the scope of the starter kit bits, but you forgot the newts danglies.

    Just as well Toto got some real solder, he's gonna need it with them bits.

    Now who's trying to sprint before he can crawl :avatar: - love the enthusiasim

    What Toto has posted up is a much later session, first part of that section will be LCD displays, 16 x 2 (thats 16 characters x 2 rows LCD display) & 20 x 4 LCD displays, directly connected to the Arduino, but as this uses up most of the digital I/O pins there's not much else you can do, the second part on LCD's will use the Funduino I2C (pronounced I squared C - seemingly) to LCD interface, this only needs 4 wires +5V, 0V, and the two I2C connections. But that will be later on once we can start up the arduino.

    Toto - The assembly if your bored waiting for the other bits is

    Insert the funduino board into the LCD display as below

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    Then solder in place

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    From what I can remember I'm sure the board will support RGB multicoloured LCD displays.

    The first video for installing the arduino software and connecting up the Uno to the PC is almost done ....... :whatever:

    Paul
     
  8. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    We are all waiting in anticipation. :avatar: nobody has their kits delivered yet but we can always do our homework watching your video.

    Looking forward to " the dark channel " :avatar:
     
  9. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    careful the Tinternet Police have been clamping down on the darknet, don't want to give them any tips :giggle:
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't know what possessed me, but I've ordered a kit as well! :confused:
     
  11. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    If you are looking in Plod ..... It ain't that kind of dark .... It electronic witchcraft. :avatar:
     
  12. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looks good. Had to follow it muted as in my kip. SWMBO would go ape if the sound came on.

    Watch it again tomorrow. :thumbs:
     
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    leadie69 Full Member

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    Nice start, Paul.
     
  15. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Done that and all OK, just need the kit to arrive!! So you do not power up the board when you register the USB port Paul??
     
  16. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Frightened to say this but my nanos and my kit arrived today. I'll hang on until everyone is ready cause we can all ask fousands of questions at once. :avatar:
     
  17. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hope the Messiah is not peeking in, this will get his metabolism jumping,
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    Arduino Nano's ...... mmmmm ...... scrum, scrum.:avatar:
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    and the project kit has arrived too. ..... PAUL ........ go and change your boxer shorts. :facepalm:
    cheers for now
    Toto
     
  18. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Mine has arrived too, plus push buttons and some proximity detectors.

    Had visitors this evening, then taxi duties beckoned :whatever:.

    Got to open the kit, and removed the prototyping shield from the arduino clone. This one is called an Infiduino UNO R3, ande there are some differences in the appearance and a couple of extra features.

    The Original Arduino UNO R3 is on the left, the Infiduino UNO R3 on the right

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    The first biggy is the large chip on the original is the Atmel Atmega 328P processor, which is socketed and can be replaced - handy if you blow the chip :eek:. The Infiduino uses the surface mount version of the chip - not easily replaced, certainly not by me. However the price of these cloned boards makes it irrelevant.

    Next, the Arduino uses a standard B socket USB port, whereas the Infiduino uses a mini usb port.

    The reset button on the arduino is ion the top left corner, on the Infiduino its located on the bottom edge between the power socket and the bottom row of I/O sockets.

    The big difference is the logic level voltage switch only on the Infiduino - located between the power socket and the usb port. This allows you to switch between the standard 5V logic level and 3.3V - handy if you want to interface with the likes of the Raspberry Pi. Not something we need to worry about at the moment, so i'll leave it at 5V.

    However the clone is fully compatible with the original

    Paul
     
  19. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Ron welcome to the Dark side - Keith we got another one :avatar:

    If you open up Device manager
    Then expand the ports section (Com & LPT)

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    The Infiduino has come up as Arduino Uno (COM5)

    The Arduino will take their power from either the USB cable supplied by your PC, the Power socket, or can be supplied via the Vin, 5V or 3.3V pins - not so common on the Uno, but standard on the Nano.

    If you supply power to the power socket, the Uno will not take power, only signals from the USB port.

    Paul
     
  20. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    For those that have bought the kit will see a link to the Epalsite for the tutorials.

    http://wiki.epalsite.com/index.php?title=Starter_Kit_for_Arduino

    Good reading, and has all the examples to go with the kit.

    Paul
     

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