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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Robot Camera  With  2.8" TFT on: December 27, 2010, 02:03:57 am
This is cool. ttt
2  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Any interest in high-power LED driver shields? on: December 07, 2010, 11:22:30 pm
I would love one if it could power very high power LED's.

Like these: http://www.luminus.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/0/cf0621e078a2f77a303c6e0ddd72bc09/misc/pds_001230_rev_03_cbt_90_w_product_datasheet_illumination.pdf

Yes, they really are this bright.  8-)

For those that TLDR, here's the short version:
2200 Lumens - And these do exist, I've seen these in person.
3  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bugs & Suggestions / Re: Recommendations for next iteration of Arduino on: November 10, 2010, 08:09:59 pm
The micro plug would be nice as well, but I'm not sure it has enough market share (beyond cell phones) to warrant it. (Despite being higher quality, smaller, and more durable)


If that helps a bit with the debate between Mini vs. Micro USB, here's a quick tally I did by thinking of devices I own.

Inventory of Large USB type B devices:

1 laser printer

If I'd do a random inventory of items that use Mini USB I'd come up with:
4 Cameras
1 Radar detector
3 portable navigation devices (Garmin Nuvi, TomTom, Mio)
2 external hard drives
2 Blackberries
2 Ipod chargers
1 mini speaker system
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15 devices that I can think of of the top of my head.

Micro USB
1 Droid cell phone
1 external hard drive
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2 devices that I can think of.


In the end, maybe an online vote might help sway the designers of Arduinos. Please understand that having a large plug is not a dealbreaker, but it is an inconvenience.
4  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bugs & Suggestions / Re: Recommendations for next iteration of Arduino on: November 10, 2010, 07:10:15 pm
+1 Please add a Mini USB plug

I have several Mini USB cables laying around, but I have to unplug my Printer whenever I use the Arduino with the Large USB - B cable.
(I refuse to buy one as THE ONLY DEVICE I use besides my laser printer that needs the cable is my ARDUINO)

Not to mention i have countless wall warts (Cell phone chargers) that use that plug, not to mention car chargers, that make in vehicle operation very easy.

5  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bugs & Suggestions / Re: Arduino Mega suggestion on: November 10, 2010, 07:37:23 pm
I think it would be nice to have the larger Arduino boards be pin compatible to each other.
6  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: DMX-512 RX w/ serial LCD and Rotary Encoder Addr on: December 27, 2010, 02:10:06 am
I do, I do, Pick me, pick mee... *imagine Jack Russel terrier bouncing* :-p

Seriously though, one of the reasons I got into Arduino's is because I want to do some cool projects with DMX-512.
7  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: Receive DMX-512 with an Arduino! on: December 07, 2010, 11:37:00 pm
Cool, this is exactly what I was looking for.

Are there any updates on your endeavors with DMX-512?

8  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: DMX-512 control using Arduino on: December 07, 2010, 11:28:14 pm
So anybody that did a project like this who is on the forums?
9  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: DMX-512 control using Arduino on: November 30, 2010, 06:06:55 pm
Thanks. This helps me with the overview. I was hoping to chat with someone that has actually completed the projects to pick their brain.

Yes, I'm aware how Google works,  my problem was to narrow down the results to something more useful.

10  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / DMX-512 control using Arduino on: November 29, 2010, 04:25:44 pm
I've looked at this site on Arduino Playground
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Learning/DMX

But it seems that most of it is out of date (some links are dead, information doesn't seem up to date). Is there a more recent site someone can point me to, or is there a way I can get in touch with the right people to update the Arduino Playground with more DMX-512 knowledge?

Also how can I get in touch with fellow people that are interested in the DMX-512 standard using Arduino?
Or find some cool projects for beginners to try, so I can familiarize myself with the topic more?

Thanks
11  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: wireless video transmission with arduino on: November 10, 2010, 07:29:31 pm
While the language in this post was a bit "rough" I've learned a lot from it.

Not only did I as a newbie learn where specifically the limitations were, (I figured the Arduino/ATmel 328 wasn't powerful enough, but I didn't know WHY), I also learned where to look once I reach the level of wanting to do video, or more CPU intensive applications.

So, yes, the responses were indeed useful. Thanks. smiley
12  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / News / Re: Centipede Shield Now Available on: November 29, 2010, 05:00:37 pm
Awesome product!
Thank you for making this.

I'm sure, that once I hit the IO barrier, I'll find some use for this.  smiley-wink
13  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / News / Re: New book and projects kit: An Arduino Workshop on: November 29, 2010, 05:05:16 pm
SmileyMicros, Yes, the organizing of information is the hard part these days.

I prefer kits and hardcopy books when I'm just starting out, because the information is "pre-filtered" and sorted into a meaningful way.

By looking online for info, one can get a lot of useful information, but not a solid foundation to begin exploring from. One learns a lot of tid-bits of useful information with no general knowledge of how things are done the easiest way.  :smiley
14  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Arduino uno -Usb connected and external power  ? on: November 10, 2010, 07:20:47 pm
James C4S, what do you suggest I use for filtering? I'm thinking of doing an automotive application on a vintage car where the voltage is all over the place.

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