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151  Development / Other Software Development / Re: Alternate IDEs? or how to get more from the standard IDE ? on: November 24, 2011, 03:20:19 pm

Use CTRL-T to standardize the code presentation, will also alert you to mismatched ( )s. { }s, and [ ]s.

If you're really stuck, there are some very good guys down under as well.


The IDE gets confused if there are ( )s. { }s, and [ ]s in the comments. Does CTRL-T work there too.
152  Development / Other Software Development / Re: Alternate IDEs? or how to get more from the standard IDE ? on: November 24, 2011, 03:17:29 pm

another question if I may ... is there any way to set the monitor to start automatically after uploading?
If I understand you right, then there is a way. Click the "upload" button. Then IDE compiles the program and uploads it and starts serial monitor. But it does not save your program. However you should check this, because I have not uploaded any sketches lately.

Documentation? Someone told me about this on the old forum.
153  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Can I switch off the Atmega8U2 on the Arduino Mega2560 to save power? on: September 13, 2011, 12:35:46 pm
What leds are on? They can take quite a lot of current
154  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: How to check amount of free ram (and used) on: March 02, 2011, 01:36:57 pm
I have to check AVR studio, but it requires registration. There is a setting for paths in XP control panel/system. But I think Avr studio could be nice to try.
155  Community / Website and Forum / Re: Finding my Forum posts is difficult on: March 02, 2011, 01:33:34 pm
You weren’t logged in.
Probably
156  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: How to check amount of free ram (and used) on: March 01, 2011, 02:11:58 pm
It works, fine. But C:\Program Files\arduino-0022\hardware\tools\avr\bin is not in my path settings, needed a bit of work before avr-size would run. I copied the exe, is there any reason to include the in path settings. How do you actually do it.

By the way, the numbers seem to be in decimal, not in hex, am I right?

This (too) should be in IDE.
157  Community / Website and Forum / Re: Finding my Forum posts is difficult on: March 01, 2011, 01:49:42 pm
Hm. Why I did not see it yesterday. Thanks!
158  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: How to check amount of free ram (and used) on: March 01, 2011, 04:54:42 am
Thanks, Compile time memory check is good enough for me now. But I found only old elf-files. How do I get those now of my current projects. Or some way check memory at compile time.
159  Community / Website and Forum / [SOLVED] Finding my Forum posts is difficult on: March 01, 2011, 04:50:34 am
I have to search for some of my older posts and then click my sign. There is a My Messages menu on top of the page. I have no messages coming or going but I want to see my posts to forums easily.
160  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: if(a=b) is not if(a==b) could IDE check this b4 upload? on: February 28, 2011, 05:04:17 pm
Well, C was written to help write an operating system (UNIX), where you are hitting the hardware and want to be able to do pretty much anything.

And now I'll duck. :-)
Heh. Where do you hide, I'll need to hide after this. My turn. One thing which irritates me in C is: I started with assembly programming a long time ago. There you had to know exactly what was a address and what was data in that address. And how to mix and handle both. Exactly. In C a variable is sometimes data and sometime address. I hate that a lot. Please note I like (valid)pointers.

It feels like C was designed by an idiot(s) who didn't understand indirect addressing.
161  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: getting computer to recognize arduino device as HID/keyboard? on: February 28, 2011, 04:34:05 pm
As your link shows a common Arduino board I know one answer. Different kind of USB devices need different drivers. Arduino uses serial USB chip and drivers.

Usb serial chip on Arduino board uses serial port driver in the computer. You need HID driver for that chip. I dont think it exists. But there may be a chips for USB HID device, but that is an other story. They must of course be adapted to Arduino.

With a little electronics, it is possible to make Arduino work as a non USB keyboard. Again an other long story.


162  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: Really slow IDE on Win 7 on: February 28, 2011, 04:14:31 pm
Does the IDE work with W7 othervise? I tried it once and got problems. Don't ask what problems, I don't remember.
163  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / How to check amount of free ram (and used) on: February 28, 2011, 03:55:47 pm
My project is getting bigger on a XP Pro computer. I am slowly getting worried about ram. There is nothing about this in project folders. What can I do, except clean up my project.

By the way, am I the only one who can't find a suitable forum among Arduino forums.
164  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bugs & Suggestions / pinMode(ledpin17, LOW); is wrong? but no errors on: July 01, 2010, 06:51:58 am
I was probably sleeping with my eyes open and copy pasted this kind of rubbish into my code. Compiler did not give any errors.
165  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bugs & Suggestions / Re: Any protocols for serial data transfer? on: June 17, 2010, 02:15:46 pm
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There is no reason not to use XMODEM, KERMIT, or AX.25 on Arduino.  Or you can go all the way to TCP/IP.

As far as I know, the efforts to create more general purpose networking protocols over async serial (as opposed to file transfer protocols) (like PCNet) never really went anywhere (they were essentially overwhelmed by newer networking technology like Ethernet and SLIP.)
Ok
But is there source code for those protocols. I'm thinking something which is also used in Windows. Ethernet works, but serial bus is in every Arduino. Besides, I think those protocols should be already in the library, there are so much other sw for Arduino.
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