So - after over a year of not being active on the forums (ok, I popped back a couple of times) am I allowed back into the club?I promise I'll be nice Lots of things have changed in my life (for the better) in the last 18 months but now things are a bit more settled, programming up a few lots of MCUs is on my to-do list.Happy to see my post ranking hasn't dropped off the first page yet while I've been gone - a few names up there I don't recognise now though and many forum addicts who I do!Now to make this thread a bit more interesting - those who remember me - what's changed while I've been gone? What's that cool project you've started/finished? What percentage of your house is now controlled by Arduinos?
Welcome back. Biggest change if you haven't kept up with the arduino product line is that the platform and IDE has become a lot more complex with boards like the Leonardo, 32 bit arm based Due board, brand new Esplora board. So the breath of new users and questions and problems they bring forth seem to have jumped up significantly. IDE has lots of new features but breaks a lot of things from the pre IDE 1.0 version. On the other hand the amount of external shields and modules and devices that can be used with the arduino boards is booming it seems and more affordable then ever.Hell even retail Radio Shack stores are now selling arduino boards and some shields, didn't see that one coming. Anyway glad to have you back and getting it going again.Lefty
Welcome back mowcius. I've put up a couple of different designs,http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/Not using for home automation tho
Wow, do you *use* all of those boards for something?
Oh - wow - there's a name I haven't seen in a while - a BIG WELCOME BACK!
Most of the changes in my life have been non-Arduino related - a couple of new jobs along the way, plus some free online classes in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
I'm still working on my robot oh-so-ever-slowly. Purchased a couple new Arduino's (one was a Mega) - but haven't done anything with them besides testing. Bunch of other new electronic junk has been bought, too (just yesterday, went to a HAMFest and got a couple of Linksys NSLU2s devices - maybe something fun will come of those!).
Anyhow - enough about me - what about YOU!? What happened - where/why'd you go? Anything you can say openly on the forum? If not, I'm sure we'll all understand...
Again - welcome back - I'm sure that some of the n00bs around here can use your advice and help...
Got the card (2 actually) driving this Nike FuelBand display too.http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/Prototype_in_action.MOV
That looks... large
It is. 5 feet across. Its a display that gets mounted somewhere, maybe at shows or something. I made/programmed cards for 5 of the displays, my wife flew out to Vancouver, WA to teach them how to install the 1st one, they did the next 4 themselves. Apparently the end customer was quite happy with them. The only change was holding each word in place a bit longer, so if you should see one live it will be taking longer to go thru all the words.
QuoteMost of the changes in my life have been non-Arduino related - a couple of new jobs along the way, plus some free online classes in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.Hmm, I fancy some free online classes like that!
Check out the offerings from Udacity and Coursera
The Esplora looks like an interesting step but as usual, it seems they've kept it all secret before release and as such, missed out on a trick or two - where's the on-board wireless? Hell not even a standard wireless footprint is included.