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Title: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: breagle on May 09, 2011, 08:24 am
I live in NW Pennsylvania, and I am looking for others in my area that are interested in the Adruino or robotics. I am expecting my first Arduino Mega AVR ATmega1280-16AU in the mail shortly. This will me my first microcontroller project. In the past, I have used crude jamming methods (with doides and gates)to get the desired function. Then moved on to hacking a parallel port on old PC's, and using Qbasic to control it. I am interesting in building robot. This will be my 5th robot, and would like to use all the things I learned from the past.

I want to build a octopod with ultrasound range finders, servos for locomotion, and contact switches for each foot(or equivalent). I would also like the robot to "seek" its charging station when the voltage is low, and "plug" itself in until charged. I also would like the robot to be able to climb stairs and "know" it is up stairs, so if its voltage gets low, it can safely navigate to the downstairs charger. Once I get it mobile I would like to add other functions such as speech recognition. Also optional, would be if the front 2 legs could pivot again and be used as hand.

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: Chuckz on Jan 11, 2012, 04:23 am
Hi,

What part of Pennsylvania?

I'm not very advanced and I have to admit that though I own one, I haven't gotten started with it yet.  I can solder and I'm also interested in different microcontrollers.  I own an Arduino, 4x20 LCD, Sparkfun Joystick and Gameduino.  I also own some Microchip pics, an AT Tiny, an MSP430 and I have a Parallax Propeller.

Until I get to know you, I may suggest a public place like a library, mall or supermarket with food tables.  Even Panera Bread might work.

Feel free to email me.

Chuck
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: blittled on Jun 04, 2012, 06:28 pm
I too live in Pennsylvania, 30 miles south of Erie, PA. I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and have many micro controllers such as the Arduino, Propeller, Basic Stamp, Pic Chips and MSP430. I am currently working on a Arduino Pro Mini interfaced serially with a Propeller.
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: andTo86 on Sep 21, 2012, 03:03 pm
PA as well.. South of allentown.
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: xtjoliverx on Nov 07, 2012, 04:02 am
I am from Lebanon, Pa
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: gregmosercts on Mar 19, 2013, 01:19 pm
New to the forum [and sorry for digging up an old thread] - anyone still around?  I'm over in Allentown area (between Easton and Bethlehem).  Went to school for EET and been collecting a lot of electronics parts over the years. Now getting back into it - when not doing house projects or working...

-Greg
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: frishkorn on Jan 31, 2014, 01:03 am
Chris from Pittsburgh, PA here. Former US Air Force avionics technician. Day job now is Sr. Embedded SQA Technician. Starting my EE degree shortly. Anyone else around the Pittsburgh area, I'd be great to meet up and bounce around projects.
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: tkeeley on Feb 16, 2014, 09:09 pm
Anyone based in Central PA???
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: Diane253 on Nov 24, 2014, 02:47 am
Bucks County Pa here. Just outside of Philly. I am a newbie to Arduino. I have the UNO
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: RobSmith on Dec 22, 2014, 06:50 pm
Brand new user here, North end of Bucks County, PA. Bought an Arduino Uno in order to access and reprogram an EEPROM chip in a 'programmable' fan I got at a trade show. Some programming experience, but not in Java or C++, and not microcontrollers or anything near it. My knowledge base is from AutoLiSP, HTML, and BASIC (years ago).

Looking to learn something new and have some fun!
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: palee72 on Feb 15, 2015, 08:02 am
Hi all,

Pittsburgh here.  I'm just getting started using Arduino.  I got it for a scale model I am building.  It is a 1:350 scale Enterprise NX -01 from the tv show Enterprise).  I'm using the Arduino to control the assorted flashing lights (markers and strobes) and also to create the effects seen on the warp nacelles.

The markers and strobes use a simple routine to flash the leds at varying intervals.  The nacelle effect is done by fading 6 leds at random, at random speeds (both ramp up and down), to random intensity with a set upper limit so they don't get too bright. I've been told by some it is the closest to the on-screen effect they have seen.  That's about all I have done with it at yhe moment.
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: GoForSmoke on Feb 15, 2017, 03:21 am
Hey Picks-birder's I live in da burgh too. Still learning things Arduino and refining what I know.

I don't get around much but one of these months I want to go see the Pittsburgh club I found still active online.

http://www.hackpittsburgh.org/
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: emirror6 on May 24, 2017, 04:45 pm
Yes. There are some people still around in Pa. Although there isn't much happening.
Working with Arduino and various other projects.
Title: Re: Anyone from Pennsylvania still around?
Post by: GoForSmoke on May 25, 2017, 02:30 am
I could drive 8 hours from here to reach the other side of the state if I went 10 over the limit on the pike, there can be loads happening that I'd not see but hey, the local club has sub-groups so I guess that "not much" is relative to your idea of "much".

You never know, some Silence of the Lambs type might be using Arduinos to monitor his or her's Craig's List prisoners and as cooking timers......