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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: Holes in the Arduino Diecimila on: February 08, 2008, 03:41:05 pm
Hahahaah! Fantastic!  ;D
2  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / SOLVED: Holes in the Arduino Diecimila on: February 08, 2008, 11:00:04 am
Hi Guys,

I want to stick my Ardy on the end of my large breadboard, I noticed I have three holes in the Ardy. What type of plug/sticks can to hold the board in place? I've seen rubber plugs to hold PCs mother board in place (mostly to stop vibrations), but they're too big to stick on a breadboard.

Here's a link the product page for the Diecimila so you can see the holes that I'm talking about: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardDiecimila


TIA  ;D
3  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / News / Re: Importing SparkFun products in the UK on: March 15, 2008, 05:39:16 am
I'm throughly impressed, by what I've seen so far in the tinker.it shop! Is there a possibility you guys could stock the BlinkM too?
4  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Random Blink on: February 08, 2008, 11:08:10 am
I should probably point out that randomSeed if initialised with an unused analogue pin will generate fairly random numbers, prolly a damn sight better than most computer implementations...

http://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/RandomSeed
5  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Random Blink on: February 03, 2008, 04:50:45 am
if you don't want to use the random function, you'll need an external random generator. i think most linux distros have an entropy device (to produce pseudo random behaviour), you /might/ be able to pipe that back into arduino via serial.

otherwise stick a LDR outside your window and fine tune the sensor to trigger on passing shadows?

i too would like to know why you need this type of randomness...
6  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: A complete noob question (please don't laugh) on: March 10, 2008, 03:50:21 pm
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Trust us !  There is no such thing as a one pin LED, actually i can't think of any electronic componet having less than two (or more) pins

The other pin is hidden under the LED, it's the angle the picture is taken at that hides it.

Thr other pin from each LED is connected to the same row of holes in the breadboard as the resistors.

Which is why circuit diagrams are better than photos when building your own circuits! smiley I appreciate they do make it harder for beginners, but perhaps it would help avoid such errors.
7  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Update: Anyone else get spammed by Roland Latour on: March 10, 2008, 12:37:46 pm
Okay looks okay so far.. I haven't search through all the source. I don't know why I got these emails, I was vaguely interested in SMS, but I don't recall signing up to get notifications. I also think about 5 of them was a bit excessive.

Doing a quick search on google indicates that I'm not the only one that got spammed.

8  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Anyone else get spammed by Roland Latour? on: March 10, 2008, 12:28:20 pm
Hey all I got this via my "contact me" page, I haven't checked out the URL, but I suspect this is either spam or an incredibly focussed malware attack on people using arduinos.

Be INCREDIBLY careful, I might even hasten to say don't download anything from this site.

Think G-Archive (that wonderful email archive tool for gmail that actually stole all your email addresses).

I will post more when I know.
9  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: What software do you use to draw circuit diagr on: February 11, 2008, 10:03:41 am
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b) It would be helpful in such threads if people said what operating system(s) their needs/ answers apply to.


one of those lucky few who has all three major os covered: windows, linux and os x...

10  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: What software do you use to draw circuit diagr on: February 05, 2008, 03:35:39 am
Thanks guys!  smiley-wink
11  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / What software do you use to draw circuit diagrams? on: February 02, 2008, 03:16:30 pm
Hi everyone!

I gave fritzing a go, but it's WAY too slow. I had a look at Eagle, but it seems more geared towards PCB creation. I just want a graphical representation of how my arduino is rigged up to components on the breadboard.

 ;D Many thanks in advance! ¬†;D

booyaa
12  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Why the .cc domain? on: February 11, 2008, 10:04:58 am
I believe they use the CC to mean Creative Commons which is used to license the Arduino
13  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / DC power connector type (for a battery pack)SOLVED on: February 04, 2008, 10:56:02 am
Hi guys,

What type of connector do I want DC Plug 2.1mm/5.5mm or DC Plug 2.5mm/5.5mm?

I have a Diecimila if that helps. Also I already looked in the getting started PDF and the hardware page and still can't find the answer.

I'm about to buy one from Maplins: http://www.maplin.co.uk/search.aspx?pctitle=Power+Connectors&mainclassid=93&classtype=M

TIA

Update: Found the answer (wasn't looking hard enough  ;D) http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Learning/WhatAdapter
14  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Bootloader running in the 'background' ? on: February 03, 2008, 06:42:48 am
bootloader only runs at startup (bootup) and then handover to the sketch.
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