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Forum 2005-2010 (read only) => General => Bar Sport => Topic started by: Lilirama1 on Dec 20, 2010, 08:11 pm

Title: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: Lilirama1 on Dec 20, 2010, 08:11 pm
If you didn't have Arduino,What would you be doing in your spare time?[color=#00ff00][/color]
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: AlphaBeta on Dec 20, 2010, 08:14 pm
Program my computers and play in my band (http://immetic.com).  :)
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: Onions on Dec 20, 2010, 08:16 pm
Electronics (without microcontrollers).
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: Lilirama1 on Dec 20, 2010, 08:21 pm
I dont know about you but i would be working my butt off to try and make soemthing like it just look how big it is don't you agree?
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: AlphaBeta on Dec 20, 2010, 08:23 pm
Well, if you had said that the Arduino was not available (rather than that it was not in my possession) that would be my immediate thought.  ;)
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: Lilirama1 on Dec 20, 2010, 08:25 pm
Does anyone know,Did they have the AtMega chip a logn time before Arduino
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: AlphaBeta on Dec 20, 2010, 08:29 pm
30 second research led me to a source that said that the AVRs was developmed in 1996, so I guess the answer is yes.
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: Lilirama1 on Dec 20, 2010, 08:32 pm
Ya it Would be the first thing I did but I would publish it under a licence that payed royalties what kind is that
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: GrooveFlotilla on Dec 20, 2010, 08:32 pm
MakerMann, tell me, what proportion of Atmel's sales of AVRs do you think Arduino represents?
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: Lilirama1 on Dec 20, 2010, 08:33 pm
Why the **** are you stalking me around.Do you want to look like a troll if so continue.
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: AlphaBeta on Dec 20, 2010, 08:37 pm
Would you make a proprietary Arduino? I think you should keep that to yourself if so.
Secondly, there are no trolls on this forum. If you want to hunt trolls feel free to window.location = 4chan.org

Let's get back on topic?
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: Lilirama1 on Dec 20, 2010, 08:40 pm
Ok I dont want to open up a dif. topic so post along side your answer for the 1st topic.
How would you improve it,If you made your own?
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: AlphaBeta on Dec 20, 2010, 08:48 pm
As I'm not as invested in electronics and hardware as I am in software, I would work on the IDE quite a bit. Make it easier to develop for the processor.
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: GrooveFlotilla on Dec 20, 2010, 08:48 pm
Stalking?
I think you flatter yourself.

I'm just trying to ask a civil question about how large a market the Arduino represents, relative to Atmel.
Look at the OOPIC, and how much that made for its developer.
This is, after all, the bar, where grown ups go to discuss things and put the world to right.
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: Lilirama1 on Dec 20, 2010, 08:49 pm
Give me a second to regain my sense on give a s***
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: AlphaBeta on Dec 20, 2010, 08:51 pm
Soooo, I'm out of here. See you in another thread.

/thread
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: mowcius on Dec 20, 2010, 10:14 pm
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How would you improve it,If you made your own?

Umm, I'd go with some friends of mine to another similar board and develop that...

Oh wait, that's really happening, isn't the world a weird place.

Lemme guess, I'm stalking you.
- No I just happen to read every thread on the forum (that's what the RSS does to ya). Perhaps that gives you an idea as to who knows what's what on this forum and trust me, it aint you.
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: pwillard on Dec 20, 2010, 10:17 pm
I'd still be coding my AVR's with AVRGCC.  It works just fine and all the capabilities of the Arduino are available.  It's just a matter of coding slightly differently.

Again.  Arduino is not a magical device.   It's a micro controller supported by a bootloader, a pretty IDE and many time saving ready made libraries hidden behind the scenes.

And if not AVR, I would be coding for PICAXE, Microchip PIC's, Parallax STAMPS or Propellers or even SX28's.  It's just a matter of using what is available.

Most of us prefer Arduino because it's much quicker to develop ideas and solutions  than with other device alternatives and not because it does things other devices can't do.
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: 14nicholasse on Dec 21, 2010, 01:27 am
go buy one :D
or maybe even build one...
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: westfw on Dec 21, 2010, 04:18 am
Shortly prior to discovering Arduino, I was getting enthusiastic about the "WinPICprog" setup; a low-end PIC with some standardized connectors and "daughter" cards.  http://www.winpicprog.co.uk/pic_tutorial_main_board.htm
I had even designed a set of PCBs for most of the hardware.  But I would have had to make them myself (or had them made), which would have been annoying.
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: marklar on Dec 22, 2010, 03:19 pm
I'd be sitting on the couch eating popcorn and being brainwashed by USA TV - so thank you very much for saving me from being a mindless drone. (I try to be a mindful drone).


Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: cowjam on Dec 22, 2010, 05:07 pm
I used to be in to case modding.  I think that's the closest to electronics I got and it extended to a bit of soldering, nowt complicated.  The most complicated thing I did was soldering up an LCD (4x40) to a parallel port and including a on/off switch.

Attaching a motherboard to the back of a desk by hammering nails through the screw holes was probably the most nerve wracking.
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: newman on Dec 22, 2010, 05:21 pm
Umm.. well probably i wouldnt be into this at all though i was intrested in electronics arduino bought my dreams to reality  :)
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: keeper63 on Dec 22, 2010, 05:21 pm
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Attaching a motherboard to the back of a desk by hammering nails through the screw holes was probably the most nerve wracking.


:o

Were screws unavailable or something?
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: focalist on Dec 22, 2010, 09:13 pm
That's why God gave us two-part five minute epoxy, or hotmelt glue (economy size), or Liquid Nails.  

If "HE" didn't want me to attach one thing to another thing without the first thing necessarily being designed to be attached to the second thing, in a clearly unsafe and aesthetically displeasing manner, and frequently to the annoyance of the aforementioned first thing, then "HE" would not have provided me, a mere mortal, with such wonders as Duct Tape and Roofing Nails.  SuperGlue is proof of the existence and benevolence of God.

So says me.
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: cowjam on Dec 24, 2010, 10:35 am
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Were screws unavailable or something?


No idea. I must have had screws cos I put up a couple of little shelf brackets for the HDD to sit on.
Title: Re: If you didn't have Arduino?
Post by: Divyanshu on Jan 05, 2011, 08:07 pm
I would've been playing games on my pc