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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Tom-Allen on Nov 24, 2018, 02:03 am

Title: To All you Aruino Users
Post by: Tom-Allen on Nov 24, 2018, 02:03 am
For all you Arduino users, I envy you!  I am very old and totally fascinated with Arduino technology and you users.  You guys do amazing things.  I can barely plug in a wall socket, but you guys are world-changers to me.   Congratulations for using this wonderful technology.  Lead on!
Tom
Title: Re: To All you Aruino Users
Post by: larryd on Nov 24, 2018, 05:43 am
Quite a few of us are well into our 60s and 70s.

Title: Re: To All you Aruino Users
Post by: ballscrewbob on Nov 24, 2018, 03:00 pm
60+ here too !

They say you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but I learn on here every day.

Title: Re: To All you Aruino Users
Post by: NavyVet1959 on Dec 06, 2018, 04:24 am
There's a few of us old farts around.  The various Arduino processors are probably faster than what a lot of us got our start on many decades ago.  Remember the Intel 8080?  It was a 2 MHz processor and the original IBM PC was a 4.77 MHz.
Title: Re: To All you Aruino Users
Post by: ChrisTenone on Dec 06, 2018, 05:31 am
I think the average age here is seventy.
Title: Re: To All you Aruino Users
Post by: NavyVet1959 on Dec 07, 2018, 12:06 am
I think the average age here is seventy.
And for some of us, when we are asked our age, we respond with, "What year is it?  OK, hold on while I get out my calculator..."

"Youth is wasted on the young..."
Title: Re: To All you Aruino Users
Post by: Robin2 on Dec 07, 2018, 12:19 am
Well my birth certificate would lead you to believe I am 66 but really I am somewhere between 16 and 26

...R
Title: Re: To All you Aruino Users
Post by: AWOL on Dec 07, 2018, 02:35 pm
Remember the Intel 8080?  It was a 2 MHz processor
Well, it had a 2MHz clock, but very few (if any? I don't remember) instructions were single cycle, so the actual instruction rate was much lower than 2MHz.
Title: Re: To All you Aruino Users
Post by: NavyVet1959 on Dec 07, 2018, 02:51 pm
Well, it had a 2MHz clock, but very few (if any? I don't remember) instructions were single cycle, so the actual instruction rate was much lower than 2MHz.
Yep, the MIPS were pretty low on that one... :)  More like sub-MIPS...

That was also back in the CISC (vs RISC) days.  I think the first RISC based processor I ever dealt with was the IBM RT.  Compared to what we had before that, it sure was a screamer.  An interesting note about that... When we got the box and stared to load the O/S on it, the O/S came on a rather large number of floppy discs.  I think they were the 1.2M discs.  Of course, I'm also old enough that I can remember systems that had 8" floppy drives and we considered that such a major advancement from the punch cards that we had had to deal with before then.

(http://images.spambob.net/navy-vet-1959/punch-card.png)