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Hi, my name is Ken, I’m an agricultural mechanic in Alberta, Canada.

I'm interested in learning about Arduino, ESP32, Raspberry Pi...

It's new to me, please suggest a starter kit.

The first project I'd like to accomplish is opening a parts cabinet using bluetooth on my phone.

Thanks Mr. Bill and members for your efforts in having this channel available.

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Hi Ken, welcome to the forum.

Just go to Amazon, type in "Arduino starter kit" (for Arduinos) and pick the description that sounds most interesting or has the largest number of experiments or matches your budget 🙂

If you have any problems or questions, ask them here.

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Hi, my name is Ken, I’m an agricultural mechanic in Alberta, Canada.

I'm interested in learning about Arduino, ESP32, Raspberry Pi...

It's new to me, please suggest a starter kit.

The first project I'd like to accomplish is opening a parts cabinet using bluetooth on my phone.

Thanks Mr. Bill and members for your efforts in having this channel available.

Hi Ken and welcome to the forum. I spent some time in Calgary in the mid 1980's with my family and look back on this tome very fondly.

Anyway, you as about a starter kit? Have a look at the Elegoo Most Complete Starter Kit for Uno/Mega. These contain lots of basic components with associated Arduino sketches to show their operation etc.

Also, check out the Arduino Project Hub, it has many 1000's of projects.

Regards

Ron B

 

 

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Ken0719
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Thanks for the tip Will.

 

Ron, grew up in a farming community 45min NE of Calgary.

Is this the one your referring to? 

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01CZTLHGE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A15CBTP5BTSNTZ&psc=1

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Pretty much any of them will get you started, some will take you farther because they have more modules and sketches.

It also seems likely that you have little or no programming experience, so I would suggest that you look around on the internet for some introduction to the C programming language.

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@will I have found this guy,

does this sound about right?

 

Caleb looks more advanced 

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@ken0719 Paul is ok, I find him a little slow but we all learn at different rates.

As far as learning a language like C all I can tell you is from what I recall I spent all day in a classroom for several weeks so more like 100 than 10.

It depends on how many other languages you know and how similar or not to C. Also it depends on your ability at logic, critical thinking, memory. Learning the basics and becoming a real programmer are very different.

What do you do for a living? 

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
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@zander Agriculture mechanic, working mostly on Claas combines. There's a fair of electronis on these machines, relays, silenoids, speed sensors, moisture sensors, I've been successful with a few troubleshooting challenges. Worked as an electricians helper in my younger days wiring houses then got into more commercial hooking up motors using contacts, fiddled a bit with controllers, I'm not always lost when challenged.  🤣 

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If you are going to start with the Arduino development boards I would recommend Paul McWhorter as a reasonable start if you like utube tutorials.  You can learn all the basics of C++ using the Arduino IDE and build some interesting hardware projects at the same time.

 


   
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Yes, it looks right. Its where I started, great fun!

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Merry Christmas!

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@ken0719 A great resource a lot of us use is the RandomNerdTutorials.com web site. Especially good for esp boards.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
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Update: Had my arduino for a week now.  I'm loving it.

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I'm trying to get code of "Happy Birthday", upload to arduino and learn to modify it to a different tone.

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Just for a moment Ken, put yourself in our position and try to imagine how impossible it is for us to even begin to try to help you with the information you have given us.

You have not told us where you got the sketch (wrote it yourself, copied and pasted it from somewhere else and then tried to change it, etc). We have no idea what you're using to make the sound, buzzer, midi interface, wax paper and comb.

We can't see the sketch so we don't know what you're doing and can't investigate if it's the code or the electronics or the sound generator that's most likely at fault.

I don't mean to pick on you, but you must understand that we can't even begin to try to help you until you give us a bunch of details and probably even the sketch you're using.

Image how you'd feel if we said "There's your problem *points finger*".

PS - it would also help if you told us whether you really meant TONE (i.e. a note of a particular frequency) or a TUNE (i.e. a set of notes placed in order with durations).

Thanks.

Also, this is no longer an introductory topic so you really should move it to a more appropriate forum.

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