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robotBuilder
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@j526

Please let me know if you know a project like this!

I assume you mean something like this?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005006475683472.html

As a teach yourself programming kit it makes sense but otherwise ...

Other things on the internet,

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wio-terminal/

 

 


   
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 j526
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Yes, but it is Uno and therefore quite small. I guess i would need to build my own.

I have set the question just by the way, not really expecting an answer there 🙂 Do not kill me for that, please.

But anyway, thank you for the interesting tip!


   
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robotBuilder
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@j526 

Sorry if I have offended you in anyway. Text does not convey tone and the reader may well add their own tone changing the intent of the text.

https://englishwithnab.com/intonation-how-stressing-the-words-can-change-the-meaning-of-what-you-say/

The last electronic kit I used was made up of descrete components that you could wire up in many different ways and I found it great for expermenting and learning electronics.

https://www.altronics.com.au/p/k2208-maxitronix-130-in-1-electronics-lab-kit/

The wio-terminal is so cheap it could be used as a module in a project as indeed can be done with one of the most powerful minicomputers most people own, the mobile phone.

 


   
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@j526 Many, maybe even millions of people started with the UNO. I have several, one genuine, and a clone or two. They are excellent for small experiments but as I think you know a bit limited in resources. If you need more then there is the Mega, and now the GIGA. I have no idea what I would do with one of those.

For small but powerful, there is the entire lineup of ESP-01, 07, 12 and variations, some as small as a postage stamp. It has big brothers with dual cores some as fast as 240Mhz. 

I don't think those 'kits' are very useful other than to give you a starter kit of spare parts. They are aimed at 10 year olds to assemble. If that is all you want then go ahead, but if you want to learn and understand then build stuff yourself. Peruse AliExpress and find a box of several thousand resistors, as well as capacitors, get a few spools of wire and of course tools which Bill did a great video on a little while ago. I could go on a bit, but that's a start and you can ask more questions later that will serve you better.

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 j526
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I propose to close the topic, because there is no existing problem that we are trying to solve here. I was asking just by the way and it was not my intention to issue a separate topic out of that. 🙂 Please do not take me wrong, i appreciate your willingness to help but i think we have gone astray here


   
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Ron
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@j526 No problem, if/when you have a question, you know what to do.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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robotBuilder
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@j526

I wasn't trying to solve a problem I just thought the kits were interesting in themselves. I posted as a separate topic as responding in the introduction forum wasn't appropriate.

@zander

I don't think those 'kits' are very useful other than to give you a starter kit of spare parts. They are aimed at 10 year olds to assemble.

I think the perspective of those with a formal education may be different to a self taught hobbyist.

I didn't start teaching myself electronics until my early 20's and learning to program when I was 27!

Topic closed.

 


   
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