Termonology?

Hello

I just discovered Arduino from a RadioShack advertisement dated Nov 11 2011. Really looks like a well thought out family of microprocessor building blocks. However I need some help with the terminology.

  1. What is a shield? In my past electronic experience a shield was used to prevent electro-magnetic energy from ingress or outgress. I do not think the two uses of "shield" are the same.
  2. What is a sketch? I have been programing since the Z80 days and never heard the term "sketch".

Thank you.

Shield - a plug on "daughter board" that allows you to add features to the basic unit.

Sketch - A stupid name for a C/C++ program.


Rob

Graynomad:
Shield - a plug on “daughter board” that allows you to add features to the basic unit.

Sketch - A stupid name for a C/C++ program.


Rob

Now I feel more at home; thank you for your reply. Now if I could only spell “Termonology” :blush:

Now I feel more at home; thank you for your reply. Now if I could only spell "Termonology" :blush: [/quote]

If you could spell you would be a stuffy english major.

As is you are an inquisitive and adventurous geek-to-be... Beats an english major any day. (small 'e' was deliberate.)

Graynomad: Shield - a plug on "daughter board" that allows you to add features to the basic unit.

Sketch - A stupid name for a C/C++ program.


Rob

These are artistic names Rob. You tell artists technical names as above, the first thing they might do is to turn around and leave.

OP, arduino is a popular platform for various art science engineering hobby projects, ranging from plain silly to incredibly brilliant. Just google its unique name. Welcome to the arduino community!

the first thing they might do is to turn around and leave

He he, best to suck them in first eh?


Rob