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The name is far too technical , it should be called ...ehh.... think think ......!   A fairy Light!!   

Do you expect much 13-15 year old girls will still be eager to make a... "fairy light" ?  smiley-roll



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Do you expect much 13-15 year old girls will still be eager to make a... "fairy light" ?  smiley-roll

I'll report back in a few years, when my daughter reaches that age.

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quick question: when did the "mood ring" become trendy and among what age group?
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quick question: when did the "mood ring" become trendy and among what age group?

What's a mood ring? Something like this?


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That's funny. It's certainly a mood changer. The mood ring is a fat ring filled with color changing liquid crystals that reflect your "mood" with color.
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What's a mood ring?

I'd spell that ring with a 't'.
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Meanwhile, back at the $50 question:

This is $40  ($60 complete with an Arduino compatible): http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/BrickStarterSet 

Just click on any Electronic Brick or part for How-To Information and example hookups and Software Sketches.

Just starting out?? Maybe start here:   http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/GettingStarted-Software

Comments, suggestions, critiques really appreciated!  terry@terryking.us


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This is what I made lately. Should be very nice for beginners and students. Keeps mess away from arduino and easy to switch between projects smiley

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This is what I made lately.
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You make good stuff, John!

I assume you brought out "Everything Interesting" on that breadboard connector...
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This is what I made lately.
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You make good stuff, John!

I assume you brought out "Everything Interesting" on that breadboard connector...
Everything's broken out apart from the ICSP header
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I was just thinking about basic breadboarding. Maybe next time I will bring out that header. What do people use that header for? Programming, debugging, what else?

Larry, if you're interested in selling these in your store or using them for teaching, PM me.
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I was just thinking about basic breadboarding. Maybe next time I will bring out that header. What do people use that header for? Programming, debugging, what else?
I've personally never used it for anything smiley-grin

Oh and the 5V and ground lines didn't fit into the sides on my breadboard (obviously different spacing but I used sockets so they come out the top). I hadn't realised that that's what the connections were meant to do until I looked at your pic again smiley-grin
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I was just thinking about basic breadboarding. Maybe next time I will bring out that header. What do people use that header for? Programming, debugging, what else?
I've personally never used it for anything smiley-grin

Oh and the 5V and ground lines didn't fit into the sides on my breadboard (obviously different spacing but I used sockets so they come out the top). I hadn't realised that that's what the connections were meant to do until I looked at your pic again smiley-grin

mowcius,

Could you provide a picture or model number of your breadboard? I'd like to make a breakout board that fits your board in the future. Thanks.
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Perhaps you could have connections with different positioning on the end (a few of them in a row) to suit different breadboards.

My boards are a little weird spacing wise but I will measure one up and let you know.
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Back to this though (ignoring the spam posts) - my breadboards are the equivalent of one .1" pin further out so power on my breadboard is where ground is on your board and the ground track is one further out.
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