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BullwinkleII
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2020-02-14 5:14 pm  

I find myself here as part of my endless quest to know everything there is to know, and because I got distracted by some of the best tutorials I've ever seen on my (way too many) hours online. (best tutorials on any subject ever without a doubt! )

The DroneBot Workshop tutorials are amazing. 

I started my only real education about 10 years ago at 45 years old (or so), starting my blog when I decided to feed Mrs BullwinkleII and I through an aquaponics system. I decided to blog about my education, and that led (along with a stack of other things like being able to write) to learning how to make a controlled, demand fish feeder so my fish would eat as much as they wanted, whenever they wanted, without overloading the system with nutrient (poop).

That was my first leap into programmable chips, and was done with PICAXE gear.

My only other real project (also picaxe, and currently working on a breadboard) was/is a controller for an old 12V, 3 amp peltier food or drink cooler/heater for a car. The device was capable of changing temperatures by about 20°C (68°F) up or down from ambient temperature without any control and isn't powerful enough to actually cool anything in any reasonable timeframe, but it can maintain the temperature of whatever you put in pretty easily. My little PICAXE project turned it into a koji* incubator that sits at 28°C (82.4°F). It works well, and has saved me a few hundred dollars in koji rice that I would have wanted to buy (but couldn't afford), in the last few months.

For my next project, I was given a very nice, brand new, AT power supply with plugs for all the cables. ie the cables come in a bag and there are sockets all over the box, so my first project will be to make some kind of bench power supply that I plan on adding stuff to as I learn. (obviously inspired by the video on the DroneBot youtube channel) 

My Arduino clone starter kit is (hopefully) somewhere in the Indian Ocean at the moment on the way to my home. It's due tomorrow, so I guess I can expect it within the next few months. 

So... that's me.

I have a lot to read, and I'll have my head down for a bit, so I'll stick my head up again in a couple of days.

 

*japanese fungi that make misso, soy sauce, sake, etc etc etc

This topic was modified 2 months ago by BullwinkleII

My skills include being able to move slowly forward in time, and if I really concentrate, I can sometimes tell what I'm thinking.


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dxj
 dxj
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2020-02-15 5:49 pm  

Welcome. I'm looking forward to reading about your progress.


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BullwinkleII
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2020-02-18 10:06 am  

@dxj

Thanks dxj, I'm looking forward to progressing 🙂

I've been working my way through each of the arduino examples and fighting the urge to skip ahead without paying attention to the code (I have no C, just a bit of basic) 

I cant find an obvious link to the rules about things like posting links etc. Is there such a page?

I just bought an arduino clone kit from bang%##d, and I'm not sure if it's ok to mention it. I was very impressed with it's value for money, and shipping time etc. 

It doesn't really matter, but I was just wondering what the forum policy was. 

 

 

 

 

My skills include being able to move slowly forward in time, and if I really concentrate, I can sometimes tell what I'm thinking.


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frogandtoad
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2020-02-19 2:14 am  

@bullwinkleii

You can check the detail here: tips-rules

Cheers!


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dxj
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2020-02-19 2:42 am  

@bullwinkleii

Another forum member beat me to the link. The rules really aren't that restrictive. 

https://forum.dronebotworkshop.com/tips-rules/community-guidelines/

The best advice I can give is to think in context of the stated purpose of the forum and follow the spirit of the rules;  don't be the guy who compels the moderator to create new rules ... i.e. the infamous Bullwinkleii rule. ? 


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BullwinkleII
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2020-02-19 11:05 am  

Sorry folks, I should have found that on my own.

Thanks.

 

My skills include being able to move slowly forward in time, and if I really concentrate, I can sometimes tell what I'm thinking.


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