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Almasy

Hi everyone, i'm new in this forum and i'm new with arduino. I work for a computer point and we have to create a presentation for our store with Power Point... Can arduino support power point? How can i run it? I know nothing about programmation, and i never worked with Arduino. Can anyone, please, explain me if this is possible and how to do it? A dettailed guide will be helpful!

Thank you all for your future answer and i wait for your comments! My apologizes for my bad english anyway ahah.


Almasy

econjack

You cannot run Power Point on an Arduino. It uses the resources embodied in Windows, and that is not part of the Arduino environment plus the Arduino family does not have the memory and other resources required for Power Point.

ChrisTenone

You could make a Power Point presentation about Arduino ...
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patduino

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Dec 03, 2016, 12:40 pm Last Edit: Dec 03, 2016, 12:40 pm by patduino
Hi almasy,

I'm not sure that an Arduino will be of any use to you here. It is a micro controller, not a "computer" that runs apps like PowerPoint.

You might want to consider using a Raspberry Pi instead if you are trying to make a compact solution.
There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those that don't.

ChrisTenone

I've a feeling that our 'one post' OP left the conversation as soon as Jack said "You cannot run Power Point on an Arduino."

I suspect everything after that went unread.
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patduino

Yeah, that's too bad. 

oh -- do I need to put a dollar in our swear jar because I said Raspberry Pi?

Haha.
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ChrisTenone

Nah, RaspPi's are cool.

Although they look like an Arduino on steroids, they are a completely different animal. I do not enjoy programming a Pi.
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Mazza99

Nah, RaspPi's are cool.

Although they look like an Arduino on steroids, they are a completely different animal. I do not enjoy programming a Pi.
Raspberry Pi i guess has a few faults, but it's still pretty awesome. Have you seen the amount of projects you can do with it? I like how versatile it can be. Do you use it much?

ChrisTenone

Not too much as my preferences run the other way. Tiny 85s are my favorite.
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Mazza99

Ah okay, not heard of that actually.

ChrisTenone

They're kinda like the opposite of Raspberry Pi - smaller than an Arduino. They come on a 8 pin chip, or you can get them on a board with usb. They have 5 and a half* io pins, 2 with pwm and 3 with ADC.

* half pin is shared with reset.
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patduino

Google "shrinkify" for some good links.

http://makezine.com/2011/10/10/how-to-shrinkify-your-arduino-projects/
There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those that don't.

Mazza99

They're kinda like the opposite of Raspberry Pi - smaller than an Arduino. They come on a 8 pin chip, or you can get them on a board with usb. They have 5 and a half* io pins, 2 with pwm and 3 with ADC.

* half pin is shared with reset.
interesting... will check them out. Both sound pretty cool and versatile.

econjack

Have you seen the Teensy 3.5 and 3.6? The 3.6 has 1Mb of flash, 256K of SRAM, 4K EEPROM and is clocked at 180Mhz. I think it has enough horsepower to make an amateur radio SDR without the use of a PC. Cost: Under $30.

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