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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Arduino and the Techno-Hippies

Phillip Torrone over on Maker blog has a good article about the Arduino, and what you can do with it. I especially liked his comments on the "techno-hippie" aspect of the Arduino project (“Arduino: baby-talk programming for the pothead”), and how it might be "Italy's Google."

Check it out:

Will we soon see Arduino's working alongside Raspberry Pi computers?

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  1. Arduino is all nice and powerful but PICAXE will do all the things listed in the article cheaper and easier (programming).


    The smallest PICAXE costs a couple of bucks and will do the most amazing stuff along with the simplest stuff. For example: Have a project that requires several timers? Why use 555s and a bunch of parts when you can simply program up an 08M2 chip to handle all of them?

    How about a digital voltmeter for the blind that reads out in Morse? 50 lines of code.

    Only a half-dozen components needed to get going with PICAXE, including the chip and the programming interface!

    73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL
    "Snort Rosin"

  2. That is a great hardwork how about the coding, is there any full instruction for it.

    what is arduino


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