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1  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Installation of Mega 2560 on Vista on: February 06, 2012, 11:12:28 am
For others searching for a solution, I was banging my head for awhile this morning trying to get my Mega 2560 board up and running on Arduino 22 on Windows Vista, and it couldn't find the drivers.

This is because it's an R3 board and R3's (the newest ones as of ~2012, and the ones sold at radio shack) have only been added to the Arduino since 23. You can see the change log here..

On a side note thanks to the arduino team for having a release candidate for the R3 board before the 1.0 change that changed a bunch of stuff, in my case the serial libary hasn't been updated for 1.0 so it won't work there.
2  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: radio shack motor shield docs on: December 06, 2011, 10:51:39 am
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So Arduino is responsible and they should have documentation for their products
You mean like this:
http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoMotorShieldR3

What example code do you need?

Perhaps something like this? http://www.ladyada.net/make/mshield/
with code that is maintained like this: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-Motor-Shield-library
with information on how to install Arduino Libraires for those of us who might not have done it before or ... since it was changed, and most likely will change again. Like this: http://www.ladyada.net/library/arduino/libraries.html

So I guess the moral of the story for me is, I should have just purchased the Adafruit one, and I do suggest that for all of those people out there that have mistakenly purchased the Arduino Motor Shield r3 thinking that it was going to be of quality work, or at least comparable to what Adafruit has on the market.

Hopefully the documentation will come, and if not hopefully they will provide some vehicle for the community to develop for it, ie. Wiki
3  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: radio shack motor shield docs on: December 03, 2011, 08:54:37 pm
Maybe you should ask Radio Shack for the documentation. They took your money. They should provide documentation.
Actually this is an Arduino product, and radio shack is just re-selling it. So Arduino is responsible and they should have documentation for their products including example code.
 If Arduino is going to sell electronics for prototyping they need to provide documentation, otherwise it is false advertisement and a complete waste of time to offer the product for sale.
4  Development / Other Software Development / IDE Bug Report on: March 08, 2011, 09:14:17 pm
Not sure where to post ide bugs, there was a space on the old forums, not sure with the new ones.

Simple but highlighting int in the ide and clicking on "Find in Reference" throws errors in mac and does not appear to do anything on a windows box.
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