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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Please delete my account on: March 01, 2012, 08:32:04 am
I don't know you but good for you.  If I have an account then don't I have a right to ask? 

I'm glad you can copy and paste code and follow the diagrams.  I had a 75 in 1 kit when I was 12 and followed the diagrams to wire it but I don't remember anything about electronics so copying something doesn't necessarily give you understanding.

Thank you for comparing yourself to me.  Was that supposed to make me feel better?  It didn't work.

I find it laughable that your even still here making reply's to somthing you've decided to ditch.

I've been at the arduino for 5 days and I've made a few simple and some what boring examples but the point being is I did it, I wrote the code and I learnt how to write it and wire the components, thats given me determination to continue.

I find it despicable that you want someone to baby sit you through somthing that costs you £20/$25~
Open source doesnt mean people will coach you.
you dont have time to learn? make time or find somone you are willing to pay for tutoring if such a person exist out side colleges/universities.

If you've lost interest then log out of the site, delete your history if you really need to and dont come back. a deleted account isnt going to make any difference and it just sounds like your here to rant.


2  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Please remove my name from your board! on: February 21, 2012, 08:47:17 am
Yes, they refuse to settle things amicably by giving me closure by deleting my account.  It isn't an unreasonable request but they don't want to treat me the way I wish to be treated and I offered to settle this privately by asking them in private messages to delete my account but I'm still being attacked in the forums by my making a reasonable request.

Please remove my name from your board!

Have your tried to send private mail to moderators?


Moderator edit: personal insult removed.

3  Community / Bar Sport / Please remove my name from your board! on: February 21, 2012, 12:36:21 am
Please remove my name from your board!
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Please delete my account on: February 14, 2012, 09:49:04 am

You are rude for making subterfuge about a discussion by merging it with a different discussion that has nothing to do with the issue.  I wasn't mad about that but I was mad about the rude user who compared himself to me.

5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Please delete my account on: February 14, 2012, 08:17:30 am
You can't just expect everybody to give you one-on-one lessons.

I never asked for one on one lessons.

What I'm going to do is change my email to something that doesn't exist and change the password to something I don't remember.  That will keep me from coming back because no one has the power to delete my account.
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Please delete my account on: February 14, 2012, 01:07:47 am
You have made 101 posts, I would not think that will happen. If you have contributed to conversations, removing your posts may break the flow for any future visitors reading the thread.

Thank you but I know how to get them to delete my account.

I was in Radio Shack today and they didn't have an Arduinos.  I asked the worker if they had any manuals on programming Arduino and he was nervous and said the only manuals they had were the Forrest Mims books.  It proves my point and I'll tell you the story.

Some proud person here said they know how to program and all you have to do is teach yourself.  In other words, they've never taught anyone else and it hasn't caught on in Radio Shack and no one is going to learn because if a Radio Shack employee points people here, the users here are going to tell the newbie to teach themselves.  In other words, the average person isn't going to learn.

It is useless for the customer to come here because someone here will tell them to teach themselves because they are full of themselves.

Like I'm saying, I no longer agree with the rules of the board so if you want to ban me then do it but I'm going to press until my account is deleted.

7  General Category / General Discussion / Please delete my account on: February 13, 2012, 09:49:31 pm
Please delete my account.

Sorry I have to ask online but no one has the power to delete it.
8  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino as a Driver of Change???? on: February 08, 2012, 09:28:51 pm
So all I can say is the Arduino platform worked for me in what I wanted to get out of it. The arduino forum is great at answering specific questions but maybe not so much for the I-just-don't-get-it type beginner. What barriers or difficulties are you having, besides the kids interrupting you?  smiley-wink




I got a computer for Christmas and someone taught me how to use it.  It didn't come naturally.  I taught people in college and it didn't come naturally for them.

Someone tell me how to delete my account because I don't see myself learning from anyone here.
9  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino as a Driver of Change???? on: February 08, 2012, 07:57:36 pm
It's not the AVR.  It's not the language.  It's the people and spirit of tinkering.. especially the general "If you are willing to learn, then there's a thousand teachers on tap" community here.

There may be thousands of teachers on tap here but I still don't know how to use one of these things.  I spent more than two years online and Arduino isn't my first processor of choice.  I only bought it because I thought there were more tutorials and that I might be able to learn how to use this stuff.

I know Basic and Pascal but I don't know C.  So I don't know how to program one.  And even though I grew up with a Science Fair 75 in 1 kit, I don't know much about electronics. So even if I knew how to program one, I wouldn't know more than how to hook up an LED.  Blinky lights can get pretty boring after a while.

I'm married, I can't read more than two pages without hearing the word "Dad" and I'm still trying to figure out the language barrier because Arduino users use this code that only they know like "shields" and "sketches".

I watched this teaching video on the web the other day but it opened up more questions than it answered for me because teaching is more than giving people a bunch of facts.  Teaching is presenting facts in an order in which people can learn and want to learn.

Thousands of helpers but I still can't program one.   There isn't even a forum called "Tutors".  I can't find an Arduino group in my area or users in my area.  I can't complain with free but I still don't know a lot of anything to do anything with one yet and I think I'm being fair by saying this experience is disappointing because when I first joined the board here, I was given a catalog of Arduinos and it was up to me to figure out which one I wanted and I still don't know.

What don't I know about Arduinos and how would I figure it out?  I don't know what I don't know so I don't.

I also find it funny that people think if you aren't willing to teach yourself then you aren't willing to learn while on the University side, they feel like the only real learning you can do is in the classroom because you only learn more from other people so there is a difference of opinion.  What don't you know about Arduinos and when will you figure it out?
10  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino At RadioShack...ITS ABOUT TIME on: February 03, 2012, 08:25:14 pm
As I said in a different post but also about RadioShack selling Arduino, it's not about the price, it's about the exposure of arduino to people that never heard of it. You know arduino, move along, get a clone or something as your second arduino. But to those in the dark, arduinos at radioshack will bring them into the light, for some extra dollars, of course.

The shame of it is that they are in the business to just be in the business whereas others support their product.  I bought a soldering iron there that was too big to do through hole soldering.  The prices there are an example of gouging.  Their parts drawer has not been restocked at my local store for months.  Mall stores don't carry a full line of parts because you have to go to a strip mall for that where they have 4X the number of part drawers.  Most of their cashiers are clueless when it comes to doing anything with microcontrollers.  They don't have a good answer for what Arduino is and it will be the day when they have a table with someone teaching Arduino in their stores.

I study prices and I can get the stuff cheaper online.  The only way I would buy from a Radio Shack is if I was desperately needy for a part.
11  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Will someone please lecture me through email or phone on Arduino? on: February 02, 2012, 07:41:51 pm
Have you tried Jeremy Blum's videos?  Start here:

Thank you.  I watched the first video and I have mixed feelings about the explanations.  Thank you anyway.
12  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Philosophical debate on language leads to question on: February 02, 2012, 01:10:57 pm
Are there compilers that work in other languages ?

i mean, as far as I know, C language (and every other programming language I 've encountered) is basically English.   And a rapid search with the help of our googly friends didn't tell me more.

All they have to do is a cut and paste from English to another language concerning the commands of any language.
13  Community / Bar Sport / Will someone please lecture me through email or phone on Arduino? on: February 01, 2012, 06:48:45 pm
Would someone nice please lecture me either through email or through the phone on how to learn microcontrollers?  I have a newborn and an older son so I am kind of busy at times.  If it is by phone, I just ask that the person is an adult.  Thank you.

Arduino isn't the only microcontroller I have.  I have to confess that I have a bunch of brands but never really got started.
14  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino At RadioShack...ITS ABOUT TIME on: February 01, 2012, 09:09:49 am
Well its finally here,  RadioShack (not so much RadioCrap anymore) has made another big leap towards becoming hobbyist friendly.  There prices are good too, I'm starting to like them again.

I can get the Veleman kits cheaper online.  The Arduino is more expensive and breadboards are more expensive.

When you go to Radio Shack, you are paying the rent for the store and whatever the cashier makes.  The mall near us wants half of what the store makes.

The managers are intelligent but they're in their own world. 
15  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Schools in session; help carefully... on: January 31, 2012, 09:58:34 pm
I'm sure there are people who can cut and paste a program into Arduino but how many of them know electronics and how many are expert at electronics?

Many members on this board are professional programmers and electrical engineers. Trying to generalize about the wide diversity of arduino users and members of this forum is a very silly and foolish endever.

I was asking a question and not making a statement unless you consider the question rhetorical.  Just because many members are professional programmers and electrical engineers doesn't mean that this board will only attract engineers and professional programmers.  That is like saying that this board has no appeal to high school students or young people because only professional people will sign up.

What is the difference between telling someone how to do something vs telling someone to do something?  Expecting someone to learn something on their own before helping them negates telling someone how to do something so we're left with telling someone to do something which isn't teaching.  I had a math teacher that use to say that if she taught us, we wouldn't learn.  In other words, she wasn't going to do her job which is to teach.  Then why go to school?

If you want people to learn, you can't expect them to do it all by themselves or it will take them a very long time.

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