Which is something that you learn to figure out by actually playing with the devices. If you can't figure it out, then you truly don't understand it enough; it's that simple.
You're right, I played with it and got the LED to blink at different intervals. Maybe you're trying to teach me 5th grade algebra when I need to learn 1st grade addition. What's simple to you is not simple to me. and I'm sure if roles were reversed I'd bend over backwards to help you.
The responses certainly haven't been warm and friendly, but calling it banter is a bit of a stretch.
I don't think that's a stretch at all. All I asked for was help but what I got in return was you guys trying to teach me how to read Greek.
here are many people who come here and can't understand it after an explanation and that's understandable.
Again, what is understandable to you if far from understandable to me.
is an apparent lack of effort, which is why you see posts about how quickly you respond with "looked at it, still don't understand it" type responses.
LACK OF EFFORT? Maybe you missed it but I spent well over 24 hours reading and trying to understand HIGH, LOW, int, boolean, array, if's, delays, millis etc and to apply the same examples that everyone pasted. I'm not an idiot, I can search arduino and google just as well and anybody. my problem is that I don't understand your language.
also a stretch. I think I characterized it pretty clearly when I said that we're not here to help you complete your project,
Show me? You're not here to help, you're here to give me your interpretation of some unwritten rule that you're "here to help but you're not really here to help". (which makes no sense to me)
we're here to teach you how to do it yourself.
If this is teaching me how to do it myself, you lost me when you said you're helping, all you're doing is parading around like you're better than me for the simple fact that I have no clue how to write code nor do I understand it at its fundamental root.
The thing that gets me is that you and everyone else that has read this, know what and how to achieve what I'm asking. However, instead of helping, all you want to do is belittle my intelligence.
The brain power and time it took you to respond you could have channeled that into a positive that actually would have HELPED me. Instead you chose to continue with the, "you don't understand what this site is all about" banter.
Look, I got it. You don't want to help me, but there are others that are willing to so please if all you want to do is continue down this road, save yourself some time and don't respond at all.