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robtillaart

saw an ad for a basic computer - http://www.olimex.com/dev/duinomite-mega.html - looks shield compatible (at least pin layout) with Arduino.

Anyone played with this in real life?

Opinions?  - I think it makes an old vga & keyboard valueable again ;)



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jopiek

Well, for just 30€ (plus 10€ for the case) they are very cheap aren't they!
I guess it is a nice one.

Graynomad

I've been looking at them, not sure they are for me and interpreted Basic certainly isn't but they seem like nice boards.

There's a forum for them here

http://www.kenseglerdesigns.com/cms/forums/index.php

and here for the Maximite (MM) and DuinoMite (DM)

http://www.thebackshed.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=16

I'm not sure just how Arduino compatible the DM board is and how you access a shield from the Basic language.

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terryking228

BASIC is not a Bad Language as some people imply, especially in it's more advanced versions.

Look at the ZBASIC ATMEL variants: http://www.zbasic.net/

I am working right now with a designer on Arduino-format boards using these Microcontrollers, especially for Robotics guys who are very used to BASIC. This is not ready for Prime Time, but you can get some idea og where thsi is headed here: http://davehouston.org/Zarduino-28.htm

We are also working on porting this BASIC environment to a MEGA-look-alike board. There ARE details as yet decided.

There will also be several Arduino-compatible and BASIC-supported shields. Later...

These boards will be particularly suited to Home Automation and Robotics applications, but useful for many other tasks.

Comments/criticisms welcome!
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Graynomad

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BASIC is not a Bad Language

Agreed, I've been using various version of VB for decades, but DMbasic is is not advanced in any way.

All examples I've seen have line numbers, ALL CAPS, no white space, no indenting, in short a real dog's breakfast. Now whether that is imposed by the language or just bad programming technique I don't know, certainly line numbers are required at this point.

There is however a programmer's editor in the works that looks quite nice, hopefully that will allow/encourage better techniques, even if it downloads crapily formatted code to the DM.

One thing that is good about the DM project and DMbasic is that you can get in there and add features to the language. I gather that the interpreter is written in C, you can download the source, add a feature and submit it. People are doing just that. As this is a new platform there's many opportunities for a bright young lad to make his mark.

I can't tell much about the Zaduino boards except that the designer doesn't like 45-degree traces :) How come they have RS-232?

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terryking228

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How come they have RS-232?


One of the motivations for the designs Dave Houston is doing is to continue some compatibility with "Rozetta" http://davehouston.org/roZetta-introduction.htm which is a Home Automation system used by many people.  Dave is working on bringing it into the Arduino era.
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jumpjack

How do I get duinomite detected by my Windows XP SP3 system? It keeps detecting it as a HID device! But I know it should be appear as "duinomite" in resource explorer instead, and I should be enabled to install specific driver to create a virtual com port to communicate with the board... but how to do it?!?

NI$HANT

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It keeps detecting it as a HID device! But I know it should be appear as "duinomite" in resource explorer instead


I think this is a + point and not a - point here , You can communicate with it as the HID prepheral what,s the Prob in it? its showing as such because the uC on the board has an inbuilt USB function in its Hardware.
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jumpjack


You can communicate with it as the HID prepheral

How?!?
Shouldn't I look for a COM port to connect to through Hyperterminal?

NI$HANT

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How?!?


Look onto the functionality of the Leonardo that is also taken as very same HID peripheral device when connected but people programme it like an Arduino though the difference is there b/w the normal arduino and this one but its been loaded with software.
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jumpjack

This specific board can be directly programmed in BASIC via USB, unlike any other duino-like system.
I'd like to know how to do it.

NI$HANT

4 months ago i was eyeing this board but i got the Netduino then as it fullfilled on my needs and aspirations , will have to look into this to refresh.
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