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daitangio

Hi all,
my name is Giovanni Giorgi, I am a 37 years old software architect (mostly a Java guru).

I have discovered Arduino a month ago. I have never used breadbords, leds and so on.
It was simply too difficult to do stuff, coded them and then test.
Arduino is very easy to use, and I was able to do a small proximity sensor after only two hours of study, trial and errors.
Aduino rocks because it is well balanced: coding and assempling the device is a two-phase activity, and it is split very well. It is easy to understand how to assembly a circuit, and then how to control it.
C++ is not my preferred languages, but I have found plenty of libraries on the Playground.
The Arduino ecosystem is the very added-value: Arduino is easier to code then other stuff I have seen (also in pure IT field).
Also the hardware is very pluggable: you can buy sensors, servo and assembly them in a very fast way.
You can go from an idea to a prototype in minutes, and this rocks!

cr0sh

Welcome aboard and I'm glad you're enjoying the experience! Maybe as a "Java guru" you can help out in some way on the IDE (which is Java-based)...

:)
I will not respond to Arduino help PM's from random forum users; if you have such a question, start a new topic thread.

liudr

Welcome! Most newbies posted their first article crying for help. Hey, you can help a lot on this forum. Lots of arduino projects involve communicating with software on a computer. Check this out:

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,12.0.html

I am using Processing, a programming environment based on Java. I can't say I'm very good with Java but you could help many with your expertise :D

balajitenetchat

Being a Java Guru, You have lot of chance to contribute to us to get our interfacing of hardware done.
In india, We distribute arduino products http://tenettech.com
Most users are of Electronics background searching assistance in coding from expertise.
Welcome to the world of Arduino.
Cheers,
Bala
tenet technetronics

retrolefty


Hi all,
my name is Giovanni Giorgi, I am a 37 years old software architect (mostly a Java guru).

I have discovered Arduino a month ago. I have never used breadbords, leds and so on.
It was simply too difficult to do stuff, coded them and then test.
Arduino is very easy to use, and I was able to do a small proximity sensor after only two hours of study, trial and errors.
Aduino rocks because it is well balanced: coding and assempling the device is a two-phase activity, and it is split very well. It is easy to understand how to assembly a circuit, and then how to control it.
C++ is not my preferred languages, but I have found plenty of libraries on the Playground.
The Arduino ecosystem is the very added-value: Arduino is easier to code then other stuff I have seen (also in pure IT field).
Also the hardware is very pluggable: you can buy sensors, servo and assembly them in a very fast way.
You can go from an idea to a prototype in minutes, and this rocks!



So tell us something we don't already know.  :D

Just kidding, welcome aboard the forum.

Lefty

daitangio


So tell us something we don't already know.  :D
Just kidding, welcome aboard the forum.

Glad you ask!
I have started to write some basic tutorials. They are in italian, but I plan to do some others in english:
http://gioorgi.com/tag/arduino/
Bye :D

TomKi

I have a very nice Arduino serial board from Mouser for a very good price.  The components that I used for the board brought the cost of a stuffed board to around $12.  It's very powerful, a lot of MIPS for the dollars, and going up the ladder a little bit in capabilities didn't cost any extra.  It was easy to find things to plug into, thanks to this forum and Sparkfun.  It would be a good idea to be more explicit about where to get the six pin IDC connectors for the programming header.

Terry King


Glad you ask! I have started to write some basic tutorials. They are in italian, but I plan to do some others in english:
http://gioorgi.com/tag/arduino/
Bye :D

@daitango, I was able to read some of that, with Google Chrome's help... Interesting stuff about library development.

Next year I'll be moving to Genoa, so I will need to practice more my Italian-Geek-Arduino phrases  8)

May I link to your tutorials? My site is http:/yourduino.com and I hope to link to tutorials in a few languages.. Chinese will be one.

Regards, Terry King  ..On the Red Sea at KAUST.edu.sa
terry@yourduino.com  LEARN! DO! (Arduino Boards, Sensors, Parts @ http://yourduino.com

daitangio


@daitango, I was able to read some of that, with Google Chrome's help... Interesting stuff about library development.
Next year I'll be moving to Genoa, so I will need to practice more my Italian-Geek-Arduino phrases  8)
May I link to your tutorials? My site is http:/yourduino.com and I hope to link to tutorials in a few languages.. Chinese will be one.

For sure you can link the tutorial :) and thanks!

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