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1  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Re: Setting up the Arduino environment properly on: January 01, 2012, 09:43:53 pm
WizenedEE, thanks for the response! That's what I thought but really appreciate the confirmation.

Vic
2  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Setting up the Arduino environment properly on: January 01, 2012, 08:14:15 am
I have just downloaded Arduino-1.0. It is my habit to install programs on the D: drive of my computer.
Arduino-01 is installed at D:/Arduino. When I ran the program for the first time it created a folder
for the  sketch as My Documents/Arduino/sketch_jan01a/. Reading in the Arduino Development
Environment, I see the part "To install these third-party libraries, create a directory called libraries
within your sketchbook directory. Then unzip the library there. " So, I created the folder
My Documents/Arduino/libraries/. The example shows a new folder for each library.Is this correct?
I just want to get off on the right step so I encounter the minimum number of problems as I go forward.

Any enlightenment or suggestions will be appreciated.

Vic
3  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / UNO Vin question on: December 17, 2011, 07:15:11 am
I am using a UNO and would like to power it with a 5V wall wart I purchased from SparkFun. I want to power the board and also supply power to SFEs Thermal Printer. If I plug the WW into the UNO's barrel plug, will I have 5V on Vin so I can drive the printer?

Any enlightenment will be appreciated!

Vic
4  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Interfacing 3.3V I2C to UNO on: October 16, 2011, 09:36:07 am
I need to interface a 3.3V I2C device to my UNO. What is the best way to handle the 3.3V to 5V conversion issues?

Any enlightenment will be appreciated!

Vic
5  Community / Local Groups / looking for arduino user on Nantucket,MA on: June 11, 2011, 08:39:43 am
I am spending the summer on Nantucket Island and was curious to find out if there is any Arduino (also Netduino) users there. If so, I would like to meet up with you to see what you are doing. I will be there no later than June 16 and plan to be there through September. My email address is encoded in my signature block below.

Vic

Vic Fraenckel
KC2GUI
windswaytoo ATSIGN gmail DOT com
6  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: need an advice with a tiny tracker string on: March 26, 2011, 09:10:35 pm
The Tiny Tracker outputs position data in NMEA format. Typical output looks like this:

$GPGGA,013548.94,4743.4722,N,12210.8159,W,1,07,1.9,00091,M,,,,*30
$GPRMC,225446,a,4916.45,n,12311.12,w,0.5,54.7,191194,20.3,E*68

These are the most often used navigation sentences. The individual fields are comma separated. The '*' symbol is also a field separator. the two characters following it are the value of the sentence checksum.

You will need to parse (split) the fields to get the position data.

Google is your friend here! Try googling 'nmea 0183' (no quotes). There are plenty of references there. HINT: You can write a parser for these sentences using C++ split method.

Hope this helps.

Vic

Victor Fraenckel
KC2GUI
windswaytoo ATSIGN gmail DOT com

7  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Compressed Air Engine - Rotary Encoder on: March 17, 2011, 08:38:33 pm
You might like to read the Agilent HCTL2032 data sheet. This chip or its single channel cousin the HCTL 2022 might help you out by taking some of the load tracking the pulses off the Arduino. I am using it (2032) to handle a two channel quadrature encoder system. Check it out. It may be of use to you

Vic

Victor Fraenckel
KC2GUI
windswaytoo ATSIGN gmail DOT com
8  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Reading .h and .ccp files on: February 26, 2011, 09:57:18 pm
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You should be thinking about chosing a good text editor for your future programming needs and not relying on such accessories as Notepad or Wordpad!

I agree with MarkT. I am using the free NotePad++. You can get your copy here:
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Vic

Vic Fraenckel
KC2GUI
windswaytoo ATSIGN gmail DOT com
9  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: How to use one library with another on: February 23, 2011, 08:18:44 am
PaulS

Thanks for you help. I hope that all the rest of your 10,000+ posts where as helpful to the OPs!

Perhaps some of the other readers of this thread wouldn't mind telling me where the source to the Arduino libraries are kept.

Vic
10  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: How to use one library with another on: February 22, 2011, 10:42:11 am
I hate to appear dense, but I don't see how this helps. I would like to see code so I can begin to understand how to do what I want. I am not a C++ person though I have much programming experience.

I guess my question now come to "Where's the Code?"

Are the standard Arduino libraries open source?


Any enlightenment will be appreciated.
11  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / How to use one library with another on: February 22, 2011, 07:35:47 am
I am writing a library for a shield I am designing. That library needs to use the I2C library to read some data off a I2C device. How do I include the Wire library in my library?

Any enlightenment will be appreciated.

Vic
12  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: What to use for writing a library on: February 22, 2011, 07:22:26 am
I want to thank those who took time to answer my query.

I dug a bit deeper into my version of Notepad++ and discovered that it supported C++ programming. Since I have been a NP++ user for some time now and am comfortable with it, I decided to give it a go for my Arduino library programming.

Vic
13  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / What to use for writing a library on: February 21, 2011, 04:13:36 pm
I need to write a library for a project I am working on. Where do I do this. I suspect that it is in the Arduino IDE, but it is not immediately obvious how to do that. I thought of using Eclipse but I think that would be over-kill for this. Perhaps Notepad++ might get it done. I have read the tutorials here but they don't seem to address this.

Any enlightenment or suggestions will be appreciated.

Vic
14  Development / Other Software Development / What IDE for Library Development? on: February 16, 2011, 09:26:02 am
I hope I have the proper forum for this question.

I want to develop several libraries and would like to know what IDE is used to develop the code?

Any enlightenment will be appreciated.

Vic
15  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Getting Started - Already have a problem on: October 04, 2010, 08:07:04 am
I just downloaded Arduino-0021 and installed it on my XP computer. I then ran Arduino.exe. I then pressed the Help and selected Environment. I immediately got the error "There was a problem sending the command to the program". The title bar of the error message shows the proper location of the file "Guide_Environment.HTML".  This sort of error also occurs with all of the other choices I make in the help menu that reference any file in the reference folder.

Can someone explain what is going on and how do I fix it?

Any enlightenment will be appreciated.

Vic
KC2GUI
windswaytoo ATSIGN gmail DOT com
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