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Products => Portenta => Topic started by: dandan10 on Jul 23, 2020, 03:48 am

Title: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: dandan10 on Jul 23, 2020, 03:48 am
Hello all Portenta users and fans,

I feel like the Portenta lacks documentation (it is early stage) and I understand that it has tons of potential so I decided to make a Facebook group so that we can solve each others problems and support each others projects. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/portenta (https://www.facebook.com/groups/portenta).

Hoping to see you all there,
Daniel
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jerteach on Jul 23, 2020, 07:03 am
 I joined

https://www.facebook.com/groups/portenta (https://www.facebook.com/groups/portenta)
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: marcomauro on Jul 23, 2020, 11:58 am
This is a great idea just joined the group, thank you. I agree there is much to do to develop a good documentation for the portenta
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: sbhklr on Jul 23, 2020, 02:42 pm
Hi Daniel! Great effort, thanks for that! I'm working with the firmware and the content team on improving the APIs, writing tutorials and assessing the overall experience with Portenta. I'm happy to join the group and I'd love to hear your feedback. See you on Facebook.
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jerteach on Aug 01, 2020, 05:07 pm
Hello all Portenta users and fans ... facebook group ...

Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/portenta (https://www.facebook.com/groups/portenta).

This group is really interesting, a lot of cutting edge stuff happening in the chats, we are sorting things out before people post on this forum. I am not much of a facebook fan, but this group is very useful. My latest situation of the pushed in header pins ( instead of soldering them ) causing my ground pin to work erratically. It was very useful to get such quick feedback from other users getting different results.




Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: pert on Aug 01, 2020, 06:00 pm
My latest situation of the pushed in header pins ( instead of soldering them )
It's impossible to get a reliable electrical connection by doing that.
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jwestmoreland on Aug 01, 2020, 10:49 pm
This group is really interesting, a lot of cutting edge stuff happening in the chats, we are sorting things out before people post on this forum. I am not much of a facebook fan, but this group is very useful. My latest situation of the pushed in header pins ( instead of soldering them ) causing my ground pin to work erratically. It was very useful to get such quick feedback from other users getting different results.


Move this to twitter, and I'll join.
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jerteach on Aug 01, 2020, 11:00 pm
Move this to twitter, and I'll join.

Just got to agree on a hashtag. I have already posted as @rocksetta (https://twitter.com/rocksetta) to

#Portenta
#PortentaH7

Or perhaps make it more complex so only people from this forum follow it

#arduinoPortentaH7
#arduinoProPortentaH7

Any opinions?
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: pert on Aug 01, 2020, 11:55 pm
#Portenta seems prone to pollution, since this is a Latin word. On the other hand, I just checked it out and there isn't very much.

Another thing to consider is that "Portenta" is a family of Arduino products. Sure, that family currently only consists of a single product, but the fact it's advertised as a family indicates to me the intent to eventually add more beyond just the carrier. So if you want to make it about the entire Portenta family, then you'll likely regret adding "H7" to the hashtag at some point in the future. On the other hand, if you want to make it exclusively about the H7, then a hashtag that only specifies "Portenta" may end up with a lot of tweets about other members of the family in the future.
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jwestmoreland on Aug 02, 2020, 03:26 am
pert,

So, the H7 still isn't recognized under the new IDE - you asked to let you know: #295 (https://github.com/arduino/arduino-pro-ide/issues/295)

Regards,
John
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jwestmoreland on Aug 02, 2020, 03:53 am
jerteach,

I'll vote for:

#arduinoProPortentaH7

Since it's new (I think) and will keep it more localized here possibly.

Regards,
John
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: pert on Aug 02, 2020, 05:34 am
So, the H7 still isn't recognized under the new IDE - you asked to let you know: #295 (https://github.com/arduino/arduino-pro-ide/issues/295)
I apologize for being so slow to respond. I have now replied in that issue thread on GitHub.
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jwestmoreland on Aug 02, 2020, 07:21 am
I apologize for being so slow to respond. I have now replied in that issue thread on GitHub.
pert,

Just tried with the Nano IoT and it does the same thing.

I used to work with a bunch of guys that would say "works for you and not for me" - I guess that's the case.

Due to what was added to #295 I thought I had to wait for 0.7.0 - guess I'm glad I asked now.

So, suggestions?  I'm definitely using this:

Code: [Select]
[https://gist.githubusercontent.com/per1234/e49b8ff532b1617d880a9f08298cada9/raw/af4158932e1537bc90bbc5c741340765eeb2c2c4/package_portentaworkaround_index.json

Regards,
John
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jwestmoreland on Aug 06, 2020, 06:04 am
dandan10,

Can

Currently Non Public Facebook Portenta H7 Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/portenta.)


be made viewable to the public?

Arduino's Facebook page certainly is.

Thanks,
John W.
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: dandan10 on Aug 06, 2020, 07:12 am
I will make the group viewable although I think it's already public. As for twitter, my hashtag ideas are #PortentaGroup or #PortentaCommunity or for precision same thing with Arduino in front.
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jwestmoreland on Aug 06, 2020, 07:42 am
dandan10,

OK - thanks for that.

From pert's suggestions, we had started this:  #arduinoProPortentaH7  - so, that's on twitter already.

I still can't view the link.

Arduino Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/official.arduino/) - I can see just fine.

This should be visible to those that do not have a twitter account:
Arduino Portenta 'Wonders' H7 Viewable Hastag (https://twitter.com/hashtag/arduinoProPortentaH7?src=hashtag_click/)

Arduino Public Group That Can Be Viewed Just Fine (https://www.facebook.com/groups/arduinoalgerie/)

Thanks,
John W.
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jerteach on Aug 06, 2020, 10:05 pm
I will make the group viewable although I think it's already public. As for twitter, my hashtag ideas are #PortentaGroup or #PortentaCommunity or for precision same thing with Arduino in front.
John. It is weird, the facebook group is public, I think possibly only for facebook users. Daniel has shown that there are some sites which are fully public for anyone on the internet but that doesn't seem to be easy to set.

As far as the twitter hashtag request I tweeted Arduino but no reply so far.

Here is the "public" tweet

https://twitter.com/rocksetta/status/1289764560199548928?s=20 (https://twitter.com/rocksetta/status/1289764560199548928?s=20)

Could forum twitter members reply to the tweet.

Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jwestmoreland on Aug 07, 2020, 12:02 am
Jeremy,

Like I show in the post above ^^^^ there's an example of a public Arduino forum - not sure what the issue is but whatever the issue is - it should be fixed so the rest of us at least can see what's going on.

As I show above ^^^^ too, the twitter hashtag can be followed externally - so, still waiting to see that happen for the portenta group.

Regards,
John
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jwestmoreland on Aug 13, 2020, 08:48 am
Still can't see it:

Still Non-Public Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgroups%2Fportenta)
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jerteach on Aug 13, 2020, 03:55 pm
Sorry John, I have minimal power in that area, as I am not the group owner, but if anyone can find a link on how to do it, I did search about generating a fully public facebook group URL and it is not an easy thing to find info about. The group is public.

On a positive note Arduino did DM me on twitter about the preferable social media hashtag. They suggested #PortentaH7 as it already has some traction. (Probably mostly by me  ::) ). I was just pleased to get a direct message from Arduino. 
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: jwestmoreland on Aug 14, 2020, 08:45 am
Jeremy,

I was hoping to have something more local to this group like #arduinoProPortentaH7 that already follows with what per1234 had suggested in this thread, and they are from Arduino - I assume it means person 1, 2, 3 ,or 4 - whomever has pulled public duty for the day. 

The other one (#) has more following already- but it seems more non-local to this group here - and people that don't seem to be too concerned about actually programming the boards; but that's just an opinion.  I guess that's viewable by the general public - unlike the Facebook group started via this thread.
Oh well - since that's gone radio silent I'll give up and proclaim since that group can't be viewed, AFAICT, it's PRIVATE.  I have examples in this thread (above) that show truly public groups on Facebook.

Regards,
John W.

Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: pert on Aug 14, 2020, 09:09 am
Facebook is very annoying like that. I encounter the same thing even with the business pages that don't even have the option to be made private. It may be that the groups you're seeing are grandfathered in to an older policy, or simply that the algorithm is currently deigning to allow people not signed in to view. The Arduino Portenta group's settings are:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/portenta/about/
Quote
Public
Anyone can see who's in the group and what they post

Visible
Anyone can find this group.
so the settings are as permissive as they can be. It's just the way Facebook is.

That said, it's really not the worst thing to have a Facebook account. You just need to avoid the areas populated by toxic time wasters and stick to the corners of Facebook where the people interested in using it productively congregate, such as this Portenta group.
Title: Re: Portenta Facebook Group
Post by: dandan10 on Sep 19, 2020, 10:05 pm
Just wanted to say somehow the Portenta Group Page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/portenta) is now visible without a facebook account!