Go Down

Topic: Why oh why Arduino? (Read 5958 times) previous topic - next topic


It's funny how my nonsensical post that I only posted so that could post posts with links has taken off much (read: MUCH!!) faster than my post that is actually about arduinos and stuff.


GO! I'M NOT KIDDING. Get off this forum RIGHT NOW and don't come back until you've read all 5 books in the trilogy

:P :P :P :P :P
;D ;D ;D ;D


Dec 14, 2010, 07:08 pm Last Edit: Dec 14, 2010, 07:11 pm by davekw7x Reason: 1
don't come back until you've read all 5 books in the trilogy.

I would put it a little more precisely:

Don't come back until you understand exactly what the universe is for and why it is here.

Of course, by then (according to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe), it will have disappeared and it will have been replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

Oh, well...




@senso: there's paging (in the case of flash, no big deal), and then there's bank-switching, which is what the PICs' RAM actually does {{{shudders}}}.

Read about it at the Microchip wbsite, but be prepared for an uncomfortable read.
Per Arduino ad Astra


I know how Pic works  ;)



Ya, I thought about giving him a specific question, like what the smartest animal on earth is, or what gift the dolphins give to humans. Or maybe what job Arthur settles on in the last book, but it's so fun to say "5 books in the trilogy."

I've gotta read those again. It's been a few years. And I've only read "Mostly Harmless" twice. :(

Off off topic... Whenever I see a news story about scientists making a nanotube material "blacker than black" I think of the ship they steal from the restaurant.
10 PRINT CHR$(7)
20 GOTO 10


I know how Pic works  

Nobody, I repeat, nobody knows how Pic works.


;D ;D
Before starting using Avr's I read about 500 pages from 2 books about Pic assembly and C programming, and all those pages and banks throw me off


there's paging (in the case of flash, no big deal), and then there's bank-switching

Of itself, bank-switched RAM need not be a biggy (I once worked on a 6809 system that had nearly a megabyte of the stuff), but the PIC takes it to another (to quote the great DNA) user-mendacious level.
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.


Code: [Select]
Because the alternative is PIC, and that paged RAM is just too awful to contemplate.

I do NOT want to go back.  I have a Mess-o-PICs in a box I am now completely ignoring. Even the ability to program them in C with CCS C is not enough to make me deal with all the idiosyncrasies the PIC's.

Yes, New PICS are probably a lot better... but I still have some 16F84's collecting dust.

I do miss the good old days of my 6809 with 64K RAM and parallel interface just dying to be used and abused for my projects...   Oh the days of mapped memory, 16 bit address bus and 8 bit data bus... I miss 'em every now and then.


Ardunio beer ware..

Beer should be cheers...



42 - the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything

Correction:  the answer to the QUESTION of life, the universe, and everything.
Soundcloud page: http://soundcloud.com/beefinator-2
Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/beefinator14
Old soundcloud page (ran out o


Correction:  the answer to the QUESTION of life, the universe, and everything.

Correction: The answer to an unknown question that is assumed to be the non-question statement of life the universe and everything.


I suppose treating 42 as just another integer is probably easiest...

Steampunk Professor

Ever since reading that one of the questions in a philosophy exam was: Why? and the student who got the highest marks gave the answer as: Because, I have always used that answer for that question.
The source I had was Readers Digest, so there may be some question as to the authenticity  ;D

Go Up

Please enter a valid email to subscribe

Confirm your email address

We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the subscription, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Thank you for subscribing!

via Egeo 16
Torino, 10131