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Simpson_Jr


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RGB-moodlight

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:




Korman


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.

Korman

liuzengqiang

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


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


What's a mood ring? Something like this?


Korman

liuzengqiang

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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madworm

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What's a mood ring?


I'd spell that ring with a 't'.

TerryKing

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


DISCLAIMER: I mentioned stuff from my own Shop...

liuzengqiang

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 :)

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TerryKing


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...

mowcius



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

liuzengqiang

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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mowcius


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 :D

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 :D

liuzengqiang



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 :D

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 :D


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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mowcius

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.

mowcius

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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