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MurMan

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it would be smaller smarter and more portable and cost affective.

Than what?  

MurMan

It's just a microcontroller.    :o

No thanks.  I'll keep my desktop and smartphone operating systems.

pwillard

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Dec 20, 2010, 01:20 am Last Edit: Dec 20, 2010, 01:21 am by pwillard Reason: 1
Ditto... It's just a micro controller... not flipping magic.

Even a Linksys Router running LINUX is massively more powerfu than Arduino  and *it* has limited usefulness.

Arduino is more about making small stand-alone smart devices or smart PC peripherals...   certainly not designed or ever intended to replace a PC.

keeper63

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Dec 20, 2010, 02:32 am Last Edit: Dec 20, 2010, 02:33 am by keeper63@cox.net Reason: 1
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hey i just threw it out there and got soem feed back now if you can give me resons why then ill listen you all your trolling.


One big reason: Harvard Architecture (which wouldn't be so bad if more RAM existed)

;)
I will not respond to Arduino help PM's from random forum users; if you have such a question, start a new topic thread.

Osgeld

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?action=unread;boards=2,3,4,5,67,6,7,8,9,10,11,66,12,13,15,14,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,86,87,89,1;ALL

westfw

By the same logic, it should be no problem to discarded 386sx based PCs running FreeDOS as an operating system for all your computing needs.

Yeah, a modern PC is horribly wasteful in terms of memory, storage, and CPU cycle usage.  But that waste buys features (usability, for one) that are actually pretty important.

(Speech synthesis is an interesting example.  When I first started fiddling with microcomputers, there were these phoneme based speech devices.  In theory, you could construct any word by string together basic phonemes, and there was effort aimed at converting text to the appropriate phoneme string, efficiently (very hard to do with english!)  The idea that a computer might have enough storage and memory to simply keep recordings of essentially every word in a language (or even single sentences) was ... inconceivable.  Yet that is pretty much how it is done today.)

GrooveFlotilla

@MakerMann:  are all your punctuation keys broken?

BTW, what is 'a microsoft'?
Some people are like Slinkies.

Not really good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

mowcius

Ok, you're starting to get on my nerves.

You may be 13 but that gives you no excuse. This kind of attitude is that which gets people banned on forums.

The Arduino (spell it right) is a microcontroller running at 16MHz. One of my crappy desktop computers is 1.6GHz (1600MHz). You think you can get an arduino to do the same things as that old thing? No?

The Arduino also has about a 500-1000 times less RAM than most people's computers.

You cannot create any kind of decent OS for it, it's hard enough doing a simple scrolling menu on a VGA monitor, let alone rendering even an image of a windows desktop.

Grow up a little, scrub your mind of this stupid idea and come back and think a little before posting.

Mowcius

newman

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Dec 20, 2010, 12:49 pm Last Edit: Dec 20, 2010, 12:52 pm by newman Reason: 1
yeah! he seems to post a lot without actually doing stuff
[edit]hmm just seen the profile 0 days since joining 48 posts that dont make much sense [/edit]

pwillard

48 Posts in 1 day and starts calling the people with real and true answers "trolls"...

Some cooling off time may be needed here.

FYI:  I have a good income and years of experience and even I cannot realistically afford an IPAD or XBEE's to be tinkering with.  

Makermann: Be happy with what you have... and teach yourself how to use it.

mowcius

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FYI:  I have a good income and years of experience and even I cannot realistically afford an IPAD or XBEE's to be tinkering with.  

Makermann: Be happy with what you have... and teach yourself how to use it.

Agreed.

I do have two series 1 XBees but they were second hand. I also currently have two of the brand new XBee Pro-ZB modules (which are cheaper than the older XBee Pro and better but they haven't been purchased for me, they're for a project I'm being funded for.

Yeah an iPad would be quite nice to fiddle with but I couldn't ever justify spending that much money on something electronic atm, especially as it's not something I need.

Mowcius

cowjam

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FYI:  I have a good income and years of experience and even I cannot realistically afford an IPAD or XBEE's to be tinkering with.  


True, but give it four or five years and he's likely to have more disposable income than most of us.  First full time job whilst still being looked after by your parents is a magical time of 100% disposable income.

AWOL

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First full time job whilst still being looked after by your parents is a magical time of 100% disposable income.

Magical and mythical in my case - I graduated during the Thatcher Junta, and you had to take whatever came up.
In my case, 250 miles from parents.
"Pete, it's a fool (who) looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
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I speak for myself, not Arduino.

Lilirama1

Still here.....thx god loves ya.

retrolefty

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Dec 20, 2010, 07:57 pm Last Edit: Dec 20, 2010, 07:57 pm by retrolefty Reason: 1
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Still here.....thx god loves ya.


That's OK, Christmas break will be over before we know it. So far you are the gift that keeps on giving.  ;)

Lefty

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