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76  Topics / Education and Teaching / Re: What is the best way for intermediate arduino users to raise our skill level? on: October 30, 2013, 05:44:50 pm
Thanks for the reference. I just pre-ordered that book.

I'm a bit like MechFX..... the curse of being an enabler that has much expected of him...

77  Community / Products and Services / Re: Arduino For Teens - My New Book is out! on: October 30, 2013, 04:54:27 pm

I ordered TWO of the books just now... One for myself to use here in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico...and one as a gift for Daniel Hernandez (also here in  the Fórums) to use in Arduino classes in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. Can't wait to dig into them.

(Hey, maybe Daniel would be interested in translating this book into Spanish for you....)

BTW, my wife and I are from the Capital District Región in Upstate New York (North Greenbush).... Very familiar with RPI!!

78  Products / Arduino Due / Re: connecting the Due board to a WiFi shield on: October 18, 2013, 01:30:19 am

I tested the WiFi shield with the Due and it is compatible. The shield uses the IOREF pin to ensure compatibility.
Where do you get the info that is not compatible?

The complete absence of any mention whatsoever of the DUE in the product description led me to believe that it was not compatible as well.

Can we start modifying some of the Shield Product Descriptions (Ethernet and now WIFI), indicating what is and what isn't DUE compatible?
79  Products / Arduino Due / Re: Arduino Due and Arduino GSM - Any Experiences? on: October 18, 2013, 01:22:48 am
The R3 revisión of the Ethernet Shield gained the ability to use the IORef pin, so that it could dynamically opérate at that revisión became DUE compatible (Electrically)...

Will the Arduino GSM recieve a similar revision?
80  Products / Arduino Due / Re: Arduino DUE + Ethernet Shield/Sd WebServer not working on: October 17, 2013, 03:26:18 pm
There is a 1.5.5 Beta avialable in the Nightly Builds for Windows. In the readme there are comments related to SPI.
81  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Updates/Comments on Long Term DUE support on: October 17, 2013, 02:20:56 pm
Is DUE dead out of the gate?

Both of your newest releases (Yun and Tre), as well as Intels (Galileo), will revert back to AVR for 'traditional arduino functionality'.

Where does this leave SAM support? Is DUE now the red headed step child of the Arduino family?

Will you folks be revisiting the platform anytime soon? Any new revisions planned (ala TAIJIUINO's path to expose the  SAM3X built in Ethernet capabilities?) Any DUEreduex?

So, my suggestion is: Give us an update on the SAM architecture's place in the Arduino universe. Right now us early DUE adopters see nothing but a whole lot of fragmentation going on and it's all moving away from us.
82  Community / Workshops and Events / Re: Arduino Workshop, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. Space for 12 students. on: October 17, 2013, 01:44:21 pm
The Electronics/Programming/Arduino Workshops continue in Guaymas.

Daniel Hernández, a former instructor for the Espanglish Institute, has absorbed all of the Music and Electronics workshops and is operating under his own venture "The Guaymas Workshop".

We are really excited to have Daniel pioneering this effort in Guaymas. The Guaymas Workshop maintains a friendly non-binding affiliation with the Espanglish Institute... Therefore, you can reach Daniel at
83  Community / Local Groups / Re: Arduino users in Sonora, Mexico? Tucson, Arizona? on: October 17, 2013, 01:39:02 pm
Gentlemen from Hermosillo. I missed your updates.

Presently, I live in Alamos, Sonora. However, I do travel to Guaymas, Hermosillo and Tucson on occasion.

One of my former instructors at the Espanglish Institute in Guaymas Sonora ( has branched off and opened his own Workshop...called "The Guaymas Workshop".  He has absorbed all of the Music and Electronics (Arduino) courses, as well as Elementary English.... (The Espanglish Institute
has become focused on profesional development in the maquilas.)

Daniel can be reached at: (still uses the Espanglish resources as we maintain a non-binding profesional afiliación).

I have a few projects I continue to work on...primarily concerned with wáter quality monitoring... focusing on the DUE (because of the raw pin counts, memory footprint and speed), but am hung up with the libraries like everyone else.
84  Community / Website and Forum / Re: reboot: feedback and comments on: October 17, 2013, 01:24:24 pm
I've been having trouble logging into the Fórum for a very long time... It's the token stuff appended at the end of the URL..

I found a work around:

1. Open in the browser.
2. Go to the Fórum
3. Right Click on the DUE Fórum and open in another tab.
4. Click on any thread.
5. Attempt to add a REPLY to that Thread.
6. You are prompted with a Login
7. Login In....Check Remember me.
8. You will be put back at http://fó, but you can see ALL of the content...and you can navigate freely and REPLY freely and START new threads freely.

This is the ONLY way I can use the Fórums.. Logged IN... and actually see content and participate.

I am running Win7 64 Ultimate SP1 and Internet Explorer 10.  All updates are current.

Anyone else having this problema?
85  Products / Arduino Due / Re: [Finally a working EMAC library] Connecting an Ethernet PHY to Arduino Due on: June 05, 2013, 01:40:04 pm
Yes, you are correct, I didn't mean it as a criticism.  DUE is such a work in progress... I appreciate you providing this module which eliminates all of the wiring for folks trying to develop the Ethernet libraries.  

Somewhere down the road, we will all figure out how to make the UI, Comms, and I/O portions all play nice together on DUE. Which will give us feature parity with UNO, but higher performance and greater capabilities.

I've looking forward to seeing what the folks down under will have when they release Black Diamond.
86  Products / Arduino Due / Re: from arduino due prototype to production on: June 05, 2013, 01:35:28 pm
Take a look at the Taijiuino board.. It is a Due Clone.  See what they removed of the programming port.
87  Community / Workshops and Events / Re: Arduino Workshop, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. Space for 12 students. on: May 30, 2013, 05:46:21 pm
We scheduled the workshop... Tue and Fri mornings... 10am to 12pm. Starts on Tuesday, June 3rd.

Free admission... but $250mxp (about $20usd) for the Arduino Kits.

Lets see if we can get some kids interested in learning and building fun stuff instead of spray painting graffiti all over hell and gone.

88  Products / Arduino Due / Re: [Finally a working EMAC library] Connecting an Ethernet PHY to Arduino Due on: May 30, 2013, 05:41:55 pm
Took a look at it.  This hardware kit can't be used simultaneously with your CTE LCD shields. Bummer.  Split decision... lots of wires for the LCD or lots of wires for the Ethernet.  Oh well. The DUE platform will get there eventually.
89  Community / Workshops and Events / Arduino Workshop, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. Space for 12 students. on: May 11, 2013, 07:03:10 pm
We are going to try an Arduino Workshop at our little Language School here in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.
We have space for 12 students. Each Student will have their own PC with an internet connection (for going to or Jeremy Blum videos, etc..).

Students will be required to purchase a bare bones arduino uno kit.  Depending on sponsor dollars received to purchase the kits for the students, it will be somewhere between $250mxp -$400mxp. Response has been good for sponsors, so we really are hoping to get it down to $250mxp per kit. Kits belong to the student.

For the month of June...attendance is free.  We are just looking at the interest among young people to take the class... and retired engineers/techs/tinkers in assisting the students.

We will get an announcement on our websites soon: (school in Guaymas, Sonora, MX) (consulting biz in Tucson, AZ, USA

Targeting June 3 to start.
Young people can only text on their cel fones and visit facebook so many times over the long hot summer.
Likewise, Retired people can only do so much fishing and drink so much beer over the same long hot summer.
Here's an effort to point each group at more productive endeavors.
90  Development / Other Hardware Development / Re: The Black Diamond, a new Arduino Due workalike on: May 09, 2013, 12:25:57 pm

Are you targeting the Arduino 1.5x IDE as the development environment for the Black Diamond? Or will we need to adopt Atmel Studio?

The only item I can see is perhaps an EEProm for storing startup/calibration constants. How do you plan to accommodate storing of calibration data or user setup/config preferences? I suppose a microSD could be used.

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