Arduino 101

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  1. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Paul,

    I'll attempt to download the software tomorrow night and also plug in me undo and do the porty thing. I'll let you know how I get on. That should be me caught up to date whilst we await the others receiving their kits.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  2. cmcan

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    Hi All,

    Ah, the arduino kits.

    I have the UNO and a LCD shield. Fun times.

    I was using it initially in a failed attempt to build cockpit for flight sim with rotary switches etc.
    Was able to get flight data from FS to the LCD but required a lot more work that I was willing to give (meaning that I got frustrated after a while of metaphorically banging my head against a coding brick wall. Memory was fine).

    I would like to use it on my railway but I'll worry about that later.

    Warning - Toto you can't throw this 3 or 4 houses away if it frustrates you. It most probably will. Call Paul, have a drink, and walk the dog before returning to it. :thumbs:

    cheers

    Cameron
     
  3. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Cameron,

    I'll give it a bash. Most of the things they I'll be doing with it will just be basic things, lighting and maybe operating servo's etc. I'm not looking to break any frontiers.

    Everything I do and learn is slow, it's the only pace I move at. I've been subconsciously getting tutored by Paul over the last year or so. Maybe some of it will have stuck.

    Out of this masterclass we have, I don't think I'll be at the forefront some how, more bringing up the rear.:avatar:
     
  4. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    You and me both Tom! http://www.click
     
  5. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    We can but try Ron.

    I'm sure we'll find something useful out of it. Paul has managed some pretty cool things in the past with his.
     
  6. cmcan

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    Ron and toto

    I think you're in safe hands with Paul

    The Arduino is useful for lots of things

    Cameron
     
  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I'm sure it will go swimmingly well. :avatar: some PCB Board and a solder iron cleaner delivered today. :thumbs:
     
  8. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    here it is,
    [​IMG]

    and this,
    [​IMG]

    all best quality chinese of course
    toto
     
  9. Colin_W

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    Hi Guys, sorry I've been out of the loop for a while but still keeping an eyeball on things now and then. Exciting times for you peeps doing the Arduino 101 :thumbup:. Hope to get back to reality and normality soon.
    Col
     
  10. Fastelectrics

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    I have built quite a few model railway related things with Arduino and I am now well and truly hooked.There is loads of stuff on the web to help you with ideas and I have put together a Pinterest page called "Arduino for model railways" mainly for my own use, but I am sure that others will find it useful.
    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/g7aqk/arduino-for-model-railways/
    Neil
     
  11. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Well done Neil,

    The more the better. Gives us all some ideas to what's possible. :thumbs:
     
  12. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Ok.. my 'hard dinna u know' starter kit arrived today so first thing in the morning it's off to the church to dip it in the font. Then shake a crucifix at it before drilling a hole through its bread basket. If it survives that I'll figure out how it works.. ish. Oh and as a backup I've downloaded the IDE software :facepalm:

    Attached files [​IMG]
     
  13. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks colourful Ian
    A few more than 2 wires in that kit :avatar:
    Following this with interest
     
  14. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    It'll be a while Chris I want to finish my mini traverser first but then I'm hoping to learn enough from the maestro to rig up a way to tell me when the tracks are aligned .. or when mi tea's ready.

    Ian vt
     
  15. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Witchcraft I tell you. :eek:
     
  16. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    The 'which craft' happened when we bought the kit. Had you heard of a 'hard diinna u know before? .. me thinks we need to collect some kindling .. just as a precaution against 'Paul he of the Pointy hat'

    Ian vt
     
  17. paul_l

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    [​IMG] the dance o the dark arts, now prepare for the examination [​IMG]

    :hismiley: & :welcome: to the Dark side :avatar:
     
  18. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    My kit still hasn't arrived!!:hammer:
     
  19. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    My kit has arrived, looks very interesting!Have to catch up with the others now??
    [​IMG]
     
  20. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    You can overtake me Ron just by touching any part of it
    Ian vt
     

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