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1  Products / Arduino Due / Are 32-bit controllers like Due the future? on: January 17, 2013, 01:27:07 pm
Are 32-bit controllers like Due the future of Arduino?

I'm thinking that 8/16-Bit boards be obsolete 32-Bit boards require less energy to run with a smaller footprint.
2  General Category / General Discussion / Getting started with Arduino without the hardware? on: January 01, 2013, 09:58:30 pm
Really excited to get started with Arduino. I have a programming background and I have some great ideas to implement around my house. Doesn't make sense to get the Arduino hardware now. My laptop communication ports (USB, SD, Bluetooth) are busted and I need a entirely new laptop smiley-cry . The only thing that works is the wifi and DVD player. Is there something I can do to get started with Arduino now or am stuck until I get a new laptop?



3  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: best soldering iron to buy on: October 11, 2012, 05:42:43 pm
Thank you for all the suggestions. I've decided to go with the hakko fx-888. It has great reviews and temperature dial to adjust the temperature to my exact needs.
4  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: DIY HD TV on: October 11, 2012, 05:23:14 pm
If I got a monitor with HDMI input why would I even need Arduino or Rasberry Pi in the first place?
5  Using Arduino / Displays / DIY HD TV on: October 11, 2012, 03:22:39 pm
Is it possible, with Arduino, to basically build a HD TV?

Ideally I'd simply buy the OLED, LED, or LCD glass and have Arduino power the display. A 60" DIY OLED display in my bedroom that costs very little is an alluring idea.

Am I dreaming or is this possible? If yes, which I hope, how do I go about it? Google didn't seem to have the answer for this one or maybe I didn't word my question right...
6  Using Arduino / General Electronics / best soldering iron to buy on: October 11, 2012, 02:01:30 pm
Can someone recommend the best soldering iron to buy for Arduino projects. Or some really good recommendations.

I've heard that this Weller WTCPT 60 Watts (see link below) is the best to buy for small electronics like the Arduino because the it doesn't get too hot to damage the electronics like the pen ones. Is this true?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weller-WTCPT-60-Watts-120v-Temp-Controlled-Soldering-/200825958067?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec228eeb3
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