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GoForSmoke

This was a good one and I'm unable to fix or find out why but my main guess is that power got dirty to wreck 2 PC's in less than 6 months, it may have been my 16-yr-old UPS but can't be sure.

I'm downsizing, if I can't maintain it properly I won't have it. Looking into RPi kits to keep working with Arduino, by next month I may be up again. Right now I'm happy to have a library nearby.

Not having a computer, I started writing notes about where I was and want to take things and figured something new (to me) out.

I can take my multi-MCU serial ring idea, put a keyword match on each MCU with function to make every MCU that matches a passed-around-the-ring message run the named function. To add a board with some new capability just link it into the ring and set up other (brain chip ferinstance) to message that board to run. Boards could be made without knowing what they're to fit.

Gotta go, time's almost up!
GFS
1) http://gammon.com.au/blink  <-- tasking Arduino 1-2-3
2) http://gammon.com.au/serial <-- techniques howto
3) http://gammon.com.au/interrupts
Your sketch can sense ongoing process events in time.
Your sketch can make events to control it over time.

Qdeathstar

start a gofundme, you can get pcs for about 300...
A creaking creeping shadow
stiff against the freezing fog
glares at a tickless watch.

Time has failed him -- all things shall pass.

Robin2

This was a good one and I'm unable to fix or find out why but my main guess is that power got dirty to wreck 2 PC's in less than 6 months, it may have been my 16-yr-old UPS but can't be sure.
Use a laptop. They have their own UPS.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Delta_G

start a gofundme, you can get pcs for about 300...
I'd throw a couple bones on getting Smoke a new PC. 
|| | ||| | || | ||  ~Woodstock

Please do not PM with technical questions or comments.  Keep Arduino stuff out on the boards where it belongs.

GoForSmoke

It's helped me get the downsize ball rolling and the RPi is as much as I need for what I miss most. I'll have to get a TV now unless my HDMI to VGA cable that didn't work for the PINE does for the RPi.

Looking at : https://www.amazon.com/V-Kits-Raspberry-Complete-Starter-LATEST/dp/B07BDPY7YR/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1533314503&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=raspberry+pi+3+complete&psc=1

Not knowing or being able to troubleshoot this was a bit of a shock to me, forced to review my view so to speak. If I can't maintain it, I don't want to rely on it. Let's see how I do with a toy for a while, to program my other toys.
1) http://gammon.com.au/blink  <-- tasking Arduino 1-2-3
2) http://gammon.com.au/serial <-- techniques howto
3) http://gammon.com.au/interrupts
Your sketch can sense ongoing process events in time.
Your sketch can make events to control it over time.

GoForSmoke

Using the library PC to unzip the official RPi ZIP download that Raspian can't unzip. OTOH I did get to play with the LibreELEC choice, KODI plays all my video files so far.

After I post this I need to find how to run Arduino IDE from RPi and can I make & use a RAM drive for the temp file folder or better yet, can I load & run the IDE on a USB HD on an RPi 3+? The 32-bit Linux IDE is not working on Raspian.

GFS

 
1) http://gammon.com.au/blink  <-- tasking Arduino 1-2-3
2) http://gammon.com.au/serial <-- techniques howto
3) http://gammon.com.au/interrupts
Your sketch can sense ongoing process events in time.
Your sketch can make events to control it over time.

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