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carbon85

I have been looking at the buzz happening about arduino for a while and have been trying to understand what it is exactly. So long I have been able to understand that arduino is an open source hardware that eliminates the complexities of c programming  used in micro controller programming.

I do understand that there is an absolute necessity of some kind of programming language even if c is not used by arduino. Where is that arduino programming language?


carbon85

Are you serious?   :smiley-eek:

AWOL

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Apr 05, 2014, 09:16 pm Last Edit: Apr 05, 2014, 09:25 pm by AWOL Reason: 1
Not right now - I'm enjoying a glass of Macallan, but the language is C++.
You seem surprised.
Disappointed?

carbon85

I am surprised because in the random you tube videos that I have seen, it appeared to me that any one from a non electronics education back ground can program an arduino and apply it to their projects. It made me think that arduino programming should be something like PLC programming.

But since you said C++, I am not sure how a non software engineer is going to use an Arduino like it is marketed. I am currently learning c from a book , The 8051 microcontroller and embedded system by Mazidi and McKinley. I am aware of the complexities of c programming.

AWOL

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I am aware of the complexities of c programming.

I'm aware of the simplicity, conciseness and elegance of C/C++ programming.

carbon85


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I'm aware of the simplicity, conciseness and elegance of C/C++ programming.


I will credit the many years that you might have put in this field.

I would like to be at that ease of using c and c++

AWOL

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Apr 05, 2014, 09:36 pm Last Edit: Apr 05, 2014, 09:44 pm by AWOL Reason: 1
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I am currently learning c from a book ,

That's a terrible way to learn a language.
Buy an Arduino ( I have no links to the Arduino) and work through some of the examples provided.

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I will credit the many years that you might have put in this field.

Before C, I earned a living in Fortran, COBOL, Pascal, PL/M and various assembly languages.
Believe me when I say, C wins hands-down.

carbon85

That would be the right thing to do. I will get myself an arduino board.

Regarding programming it, I will do some self study in the Learning tab.

Thanks for the input.

carbon85


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Before C, I earned a living in Fortran, COBOL, Pascal, PL/M and various assembly languages.
Believe me when I say, C wins hands-down.


Wow!  I did guess right.

WalkItOut

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May 03, 2014, 03:50 pm Last Edit: May 03, 2014, 03:59 pm by WalkItOut Reason: 1
Hi AWOL,

think i'd hijack this topic a little, as it would be better than creating a new one.

Apart from buying an Arduino what else would be a good way to learn coding for the Arduino?

e.g. doing multiple projects a week? becoming proactive on arduino forums?

thanks

thinktron

I have found some videos on Youtube which can be handy if you are starting out with Arduino.  Searching on google will also open up many results on Arduino, before that I would suggest you to go through the instructions on this site.

CrossRoads

Just jump into a project and do it. Read a couple of switches, light up some LEDs, react with the Serial monitor, go from there!
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

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Gurdur

Glad I found this thread.

I'm also learning the ropes with Arduino. I guess it's all about experimentation, getting the correct resources and support from the community, and YouTube :)

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