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mrdove500

Hello i am  a 13 year old tean, and i am thinking of magering in lectronics, is arduino going to be arround for a long time?

Graynomad

Probably, but even if it isn't the experience you pick up will transfer. Once you learn what to do it doesn't take long to learn how to do it on different platforms.

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Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com


retrolefty

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is arduino going to be arround for a long time?


From the perspective of a 13 year old, yes. From the perspective of a oldie like me no, something once again will come along and make it irrelevant.

Lefty

terryking228

Simple answer: Arduino is the best choice of any that you have right now. Go for it.

Where are you located?  What / who is there around you that might be helping you?

Regards, Terry King terry@yourduino.com  - Check great prices, devices and Arduino-related boards at http://YourDuino.com
HOW-TO: http://ArduinoInfo.Info

Grumpy_Mike

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i am thinking of magering in lectronics,

The first thing they do is to teach you to spell it.

Udo Klein

"For ever" is a ***very*** long time ;)
Check out my experiments http://blog.blinkenlight.net

Graynomad

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"For ever" is a ***very*** long time

About 1 or 2 years when you're 13 :)

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Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

retrolefty


"For ever" is a ***very*** long time ;)


That is what I told my 'starter' wife.  ;)

Lefty

terryking228

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The first thing they do is to teach you to spell it.


Actually, I believe spelling is a pattern-recognition talent ,much like musical ability, and should be marked the same way in school.

I have always gotten great spelling grades with absolutely no effort. Words just LOOK right or wrong.

I worked for several years with a great designer and software architect at IBM, who had a bachelors in EE and a Masters in Computer Science. He couldn't spell to save his a**, not some 5-letter words!  We wrote two specialized computer languages over 8 years at IBM, which were widely used in Semiconductor test by about 100 people.  THEY had to spell the keywords right, but my friend only had to get them correct once, in the compiler-building code.

Right now when I misspell somethin it shows up in red, with suggestions. FM.

Spelling: Don' Worree Aboot It!!!
Regards, Terry King terry@yourduino.com  - Check great prices, devices and Arduino-related boards at http://YourDuino.com
HOW-TO: http://ArduinoInfo.Info

Grumpy_Mike

Yes I am actually dyslexic myself, and words with fewer letters are actually harder to spell.
However I suspect the OP was being slovenly, most of the time you can get the first letter right.

Graynomad

Did you hear about the agnostic dyslexic? He doesn't believe there's a Dog.

While not diagnosed I'm sure I'm numerically dyslexic if there is such a thing. I constantly mix numbers, eg I'll read 1234 and then write down 1243 or some such.

Similarly to what Terry was saying I find that it's often better for me to remember an "image" of the number rather that the individual characters.

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Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

terryking228

The fact that the last two posters have Solder and Hexadecimal in their sigs shows that they originated Pre-Arduino.

I was taught to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find one...  :P

On the premise, at least for this post, that "Humans are only off-topic when they're dead":

I liked this, which I read in the New York Times the other day: http://terryking.us/p/A-Sharper-Mind.pdf 

My Dad, who was a Broadcast Engineer and Ham all his life, can still tell you the difference between an 828 and an 813.  He's 99.  Hope that's hereditary!!

Oh, to the Original Poster: Welcome, and you will get some friendly help here. 

I got an incredible amount of help from older-than-me people when I started learning tekkie stuff, about 1952. 

That's a tradition that I think "IS going to go on for ever!"




Regards, Terry King terry@yourduino.com  - Check great prices, devices and Arduino-related boards at http://YourDuino.com
HOW-TO: http://ArduinoInfo.Info

Graynomad

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they originated Pre-Arduino.

Just a tad :)

Interesting article, having not finished school I thought I was in trouble for a while but it seems I may do better in my dotage.

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Rob  
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

Grumpy_Mike

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I'm sure I'm numerically dyslexic if there is such a thing.

Yes it is called dyscalculia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyscalculia
My wife teaches children that suffer that as well children with dyslexia.

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I got an incredible amount of help from older-than-me people when I started learning tekkie stuff, about 1952. 

Sadly I didn't, that is why I am keen to do it now. The internet is great for that.

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