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Topic: I need some advice on 1st board, craving LED wisdom, PLEASE HELP ME!! (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

sokbok

I want to get an Arduino for the holidayz.

I am very interested in LED programming and exploring the world of PWM as well as multiplexing. I want to learn!!!

What Arduino board would make sense for me to start with. I have an APPLE computer. I would prefer to not have to build it.

THANKS FOR ANY INPUT> This forum is great and I look forward to contributing.


Grumpy_Mike

First bit of advice is to make the title of your post less generic. That title could apply to over 98% of posts on this forum.

Get a Uno, good for starting with and easy to replace the processor chip if you blow it up.

A bit of background reading for you:-
http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Tutorial/LEDs.html

http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Tutorial/PWM.html

http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Workshop/LED_Matrix.html

sokbok

thanks GRUMPY, im reading the links now and I changed post title to more accurately reflect intentions. ALWAYZ best to be clear. communication is KEY. thanks again

sokbok

it seems the DUEM...... board is on sale, might that also be an option, I shant want to pass on a hot deal.

Grumpy_Mike

Yes the duemilanove is being reduced at the moment, that is just as good for you.


sokbok

I am looking at buying one on AMAZON, what other components might I need to get started, many people ordering complain no wires or associated connectors come with the board. Ideally I want to control DMX and LED with my board, I WANT TO LEARN.

Grumpy_Mike

Just do a search for "arduino starter kit amazon" there are a few to choose from, depends on how much you want to spend.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=arduino+starter+kit&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=10038042661&ref=pd_sl_1mk8zcuq4c_b
If you don't restrict yourself to amazon there are lots more as well.

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Ideally I want to control DMX and LED with my board,

Start with LEDs, as the DMX thing is more of a protocol than anything else.

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