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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / MEGA and Ethernet Shield = voyage of discovery on: April 17, 2009, 05:30:59 am
I am an assembler programmer of 30 years experience. I recently discovered Arduino and have been captivated by possibilities too painful to contemplate in assembler.

I've written a few embarrassingly simple sketches. I have limited (= very little) experience in C. However I can count in binary and hex and some octal (maybe that counts for something?)  :-?

Today has brought some firsts.

I received a "Mega" and an Ethernet shield (Wiz version)  in the post. I downloaded the V15 ide.

My intended app needs quite a bit of code space. I have a similar app without ethernet done in about 16kb of assembler binary (MSP430 chip).

I discovered this forum. Neat!

I discovered (read here) that there are some bugs / issues / problems to be expected with the ethernet library and connection etc.

I also discovered that I just may need to mod the ethernet library to work with the mega. The shield plugs into different pins on the Mega to others...... This surprised me as only a noob can be surprised.

QUESTION.....Can some kind soul(s) please give this noob a list of step by step instructions that may lead to success. Its getting late for me and I'm keen to get this running, and I like the idea of expert advice to start me off in the right direction tomorrow (Saturday) off with.

My application requires me to send sensor data to a remote Pc etc. This seems to be a common requirement.

Cheers all and thanks

2  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Workshops / Re: Arduino - Melbourne Australia on: April 19, 2009, 05:04:06 pm
Hi "follower",

Thanks for the link/direction. I'll chase this up.

Cheers - Richard
3  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Workshops / Re: Arduino - Melbourne Australia on: April 18, 2009, 12:41:33 am
Hi. I', a noob and looking for others to bounce idead / get help from / show and tell what has been done.

Based in hills above Melbourne.

Anyone else in the area?
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