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right after I uploaded one of my own programs, my RS232-TTL converter blew (max232 workalike by ST) leaving my boarduino dead in the water.  It works just fine, I simply can't talk to it.  Happily, I was sitting on a "real" Arduino, not having even unboxed it yet.  This is my first actual Arduino...  So, I'm now a "Legit" Arduino user

I'll skip getting another max232 for now and use the Arduino as an ISP programmer for the Boarduino I think.  I've been meaning to do this anyway, as I also got a "SmartLCD" device off ebay a while back, it's a ATMEGA168 with a dedicated 4x12 LCD and a couple of buttons.. think I got it for $3 shipped.. just haven't done anything with it as it needs an ISP programmer and I've been too lazy to load the sketch.

So geez, I'm totally new to Arduino.. any recommendations?  smiley-wink
« Last Edit: December 03, 2010, 04:27:57 pm by focalist » Logged

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been too lazy to load the sketch

Are you sure you even want to do anything with Arduino or electronics?
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Someone's RFC really needs to address the worldwide need for a sarcasm font.. or wry smile font.. hehe

The Arduino is of course ready to go out of the box.. which compared to the Boarduino (because the Boarduino is a kit, and uses an external USB-to-RS232 as well as RS232-to-TTL bridges, and the RS232-TTL is also a kit) is up and running sketches within minutes of taking it out of the box.  The Boarduino I purchased as a kit, mainly because it had been far too long since I had done any component work, and needed a little soldering practice.  By the time I had put together the two kits, made cables, and all that fun.. it was a solid few hours until I ran my first sketch- but that was time well spent in my case.

From a software development standpoint, the Duemilanove was of course easier to "get going"-  but I think that I actually learned more at the outset by assembling that Boarduino myself... there's no way I could work with these SMT components on the Duemilanove on my kitchen table without going blind...

Now, back to optimizing FFT code for the updated spectrum analyzer.. just a confirmed junkie getting a fix of the Real Stuff smiley-wink
« Last Edit: December 03, 2010, 07:21:25 pm by focalist » Logged

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I only have just one Arduino smiley-grin
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