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jjosephs

Jan 02, 2013, 03:58 am Last Edit: Jan 02, 2013, 04:03 am by jjosephs Reason: 1
Really excited to get started with Arduino. I have a programming background and I have some great ideas to implement around my house. Doesn't make sense to get the Arduino hardware now. My laptop communication ports (USB, SD, Bluetooth) are busted and I need a entirely new laptop =( . The only thing that works is the wifi and DVD player. Is there something I can do to get started with Arduino now or am stuck until I get a new laptop?




retrolefty

Well sure. You could install the arduino IDE. Look at a lot of the example sketches. Start to learn to write sketches that verify (compile but no upload to a board) without errors. Read through the reference section of the arduino web page ( http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage ) and of course read the many postings made by the many arduino users here on this site.

Lefty

JimboZA

"Could you do the egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam then? "

No PMs for help please.
DO NOT power servos from Arduino 5V: give them their own power and connect the grounds.

stonent

I saw an Uno for sale on Craigslist in my area for $10.
I've seen Mega 256 clone boards on Ebay for $17. (Branded as Funduino)


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