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Prawnhead

I got tired of hooking up the USB on my Duemilanove and put an Arduino Pro Mini inside my netbook. Check it out!
http://arduinoetcetera.blogspot.com/2011/01/hardware-hack-arduino-inside.html
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liudr

Interesting idea but how do you test your codes without any hardware connected to the arduino?

chiva

If you need no extra hardware to test code, you could have always used a simulator
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doublet

You could also just compile your code without uploading?
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GregaG

I like the idea behind the life clock.

But shouldnt u use it for much more happy event, dunno if its smart  to remind u of u know what all the time.

Prawnhead

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Jan 09, 2011, 12:25 pm Last Edit: Jan 09, 2011, 12:27 pm by prawnhead Reason: 1
Hey doublet,

Yeah I can compile without a controller. But how do you test code without running it? [Edit] If there is a simulator/emulator let me know eh?
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doublet

#6
Jan 09, 2011, 12:45 pm Last Edit: Jan 09, 2011, 12:47 pm by doublet Reason: 1
Google for 'Virtual Breadboard' :)
EDIT: can't. stand. helping. http://www.virtualbreadboard.net/
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daveg360

If you brought all of the pins out to a connector it would be interesting :)
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retrolefty

#8
Jan 09, 2011, 04:41 pm Last Edit: Jan 09, 2011, 04:42 pm by retrolefty Reason: 1
Interesting idea. If the wire leads on your internal USB cable is made long enough it looks like it would not be difficult to just remove the cover and lift the attached arduino to the side of the netbook. That way you could access the pins for actual hardware testing. Don't know if the Arduino mega footprint would fit in there, but the Seeeduino mega has the same footprint as the standard arduino plus uses the smaller usb connector.


Too bad the only lap top I own only runs windows 98, I don't think it can run the arduino IDE.

Lefty

Divyanshu

Nice, I was actually wondering if there was a virtual arduino type of thing, it exists! :)
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doublet

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Too bad the only lap top I own only runs windows 98, I don't think it can run the arduino IDE.

I got it running on a 10 years old Acer Aspire with Windows 2K and 128mb. You can download an old version of JAVA here (apperently current versions don't support 98 and ME): http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/archive-139210.html, if that laptop doesn't have JAVA.
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chiva

Proteus has an AVR Simulator: http://www.labcenter.com/products/avr.cfm
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cr0sh

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Too bad the only lap top I own only runs windows 98, I don't think it can run the arduino IDE.


If you can live without 98, I'd reformat it, install a version of Linux in console-only mode (or a very lightweight x-window install - not KDE or Gnome!), then pull in the the avr tools, compiler, libs, etc - plus the arduino libs, and do it command-line style.

Heck - I have such a laptop out in my shop; maybe -I- should give it a try...

;D
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fkeel

#13
Jan 09, 2011, 08:49 pm Last Edit: Jan 09, 2011, 08:50 pm by fkeel Reason: 1
Now, if you could just bring the pins outside this would be amazing. As is, its a cool hack, but in my opinion, pointless hack.

(of course, now I am wondering if I could do the same to my laptop. damn you :-P ...)
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retrolefty

#14
Jan 09, 2011, 09:20 pm Last Edit: Jan 09, 2011, 09:21 pm by retrolefty Reason: 1
I still think it is a useful idea. It would allow someone to continue working on their project coding no matter where they might be. Later another external arduino board could then be attached externally, the sketch reloaded and then tested with all the real I/O it will be using. It's in effect a simulator just lacking external I/O simulation, which could still be useful in some phases of sketch development. Keep in mind that real serial communications to the laptop will still be avalible while mounted inside the laptop.

Lefty

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