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16  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Motorized Potentiometers on: November 05, 2011, 12:37:49 pm
OK, I don't know if you get what I'm doing. I'm making something where I can set a pot to whatever value. Then, the arduino saves it, and I can change it... I press a button and the pot goes back to where it was...
17  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Motorized Potentiometers on: November 05, 2011, 11:52:08 am
Excuse me asking, but why look for a motorised potentiometer when you could use a digital potentiometer to achieve exactly the same task for very much less in terms of expense, complexity and power usage.
Because I need to turn them... I don't exactly know how to twist a digi pot...
18  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Motorized Potentiometers on: November 05, 2011, 12:30:07 am
Well, I am making a project, and I got the idea of using motorized potentiometers. I found slider pots at SparkFun, which I need. However, I also need a few rotary pots.

Does anyone know where to get a motorized rotary pot?
19  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Your latest purchase on: November 01, 2011, 10:30:42 pm
Uh oh! This thread is getting a little lonely... Time to wake it up.

I bought:
  10 x 16 pin dip sockets
100 x 50k resistors
  50 x 75k resistors   
  50 x 43k resistors
100 x 2n2222 transistors

all off of ebay... and payed like $15 for it all, shipped...
20  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Creating DIY Ardino's on: November 01, 2011, 10:16:33 pm
RBBB:
"Specifications
 •2.1mm power jack
•Arduino Diecimila bootloader
•ATmega328 Chip"

I have a couple of FTDI Basic's, I use them all them to download sketches into standalone boards.  No messing around with string a bunch of wires to an Arduino - just plug it onto 6 pins & go.
I could just update the bootloader, correct?
21  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Creating DIY Ardino's on: November 01, 2011, 06:10:52 pm
Just curious... Does that kit come with the 168 or the 328? Cause the PCB shows 168.
22  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Creating DIY Ardino's on: October 31, 2011, 11:56:46 pm
So this RBBB thing... Do you recommend that I get the PCB's, and buy the parts elsewhere, or buy the whole kit for $110 ($11 each)?
23  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Buying Fake Boards on Purpose on: October 31, 2011, 09:44:50 pm
It's a permanent project, not a temporary thing. It's gotta be solderable, or header-able... As in an arduino clone with perf board on top so I can disconnect it.

As for that DIY mega thing, my soldering iron sucks. I would probably break many of those chips. For the MEGA, I might just get a legit board, considering it has all the parts needed to make it work, and on board usb conversion.

If someone can tell me the best place to buy parts to make an arduino, I will probably do it myself. I'm bad at picking parts, so it was more expensive than it should have been when I tried. So if someone can make me a list of parts, that would be great.
24  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Buying Fake Boards on Purpose on: October 31, 2011, 07:29:06 pm
Well, you talk about this as if I'm rich... or an adult...

In reality, I'm 13 and have no real way to make money. Between allowance and side jobs, I make $80 a week.

A MEGA is $65. The mega board needs an onboard usb converter, so it pretty much has to be a MEGA, not a "MEGA pro" from sparkfun.

As for the other boards, they just need to have the chip, and the accessories that make it happy. A seeduino could work, but they're still $20 each.

I could build my own, but I can't build a mega. As for making uno's, the reason I shy away from that is because when I put the parts in a shopping cart, they were more than an original board... Maybe I'm doing it wrong?
25  Community / Bar Sport / Creating DIY Ardino's on: October 31, 2011, 12:24:25 am
This has been changed to a thread on creating DIY arduino's basicly. The new discussion is where to get parts to create an arduino.
26  Community / Bar Sport / Re: You know you are a tech geek when.... on: October 31, 2011, 12:18:50 am
You know you are a tech geek when....

It bugs you that you aren't yet running the latest UNO bootloader in all your older 328p based boards.


Lefty
It bugs you when you don't own an UNO smiley-sad
27  Community / Bar Sport / Re: You know you are a tech geek when.... on: October 30, 2011, 07:18:06 pm
when you place like 20 orders on eBay for various resistors, transistors, and IC's.
28  Community / Bar Sport / Re: You know you are a tech geek when.... on: October 30, 2011, 02:16:55 am
When anything you build has to envolve electronics in at least some small way...
29  Community / Bar Sport / Re: I need some big transistors on: October 29, 2011, 11:36:26 pm
Well, due to a day of thinking, I found a way to use less transistors. Thanks for the suggestions anyways guys smiley
30  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Sawpping out Resistances on: October 29, 2011, 11:19:21 pm
I am so tickled that apple made the ipad.  The Chinese came out with a ton of really good 5V 2A supplies in response and we can pick them up for as little as 3 bucks (US).  I have about five of them around the house and a couple in a box waiting to be used.  Heck, I even took the guts out of one and used it in a project box.

I don't have an ipad, but just love those supplies.
I don't have an iPad, or an iPad charger... But I plan to, hence the reason for having a 2 amp supply on the charger I'm making...

And if you we're curious, I'm making a custom headboard... And it's gonna have usb to charge iPhones, iPods, and in the future, an iPad... This is being thuroughly documented, and will be posted on various sites, including here.
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