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Marti
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2020-02-14 6:03 am  

Hello!
I come from the art world.
Docent in Latvian Art Academy, Environmental Art department.
I'm trying to inspire students to work with electronics and sensors.
I think it's a very important symbol of this era.
Thanks Bill for high-quality video guides.


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JoeLyddon
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2020-02-14 6:25 am  
Posted by: @marti

Hello!
I come from the art world.
Docent in Latvian Art Academy, Environmental Art department.
I'm trying to inspire students to work with electronics and sensors.
I think it's a very important symbol of this era.
Thanks Bill for high-quality video guides.

Welcome aboard marti!

I'm sure that you and your students will enjoy learning about the Arduino, etc. etc. etc.

Enjoy!

 

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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 dxj
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2020-02-14 6:58 am  

Welcome aboard Marti!


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casey
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Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 363
2020-02-14 7:09 am  

The Processing language I think is used in the art world?  You can use it on a Raspberry Pi and use it to communicate with the Arduino for electronic type art stuff.  I find it more fun to use than Python but that is probably because I learned programming with simpler languages like C and BASIC.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Processing_(programming_language)

 


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dkilzer
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2020-02-14 6:42 pm  

Hello everyone,

I stumbled on this site a while back while researching a project I was working on. I have always been interested in robotics and articulated prosthetics as well as multiple other electronics projects like RC planes and trains since back in the 70s.

Currently I have been spending time upgrading my laser cutter which got me hooked into the Arduino. It started with a nano clone and now sports a mega 2560 with a 6 axis shield. That was originally supposed to go on a cnc router but stuff happened.

I also enjoy 3D design and printing which was what originally brought me back into the electronics hobby after a long hiatus. I have an Anet A8 which now looks a little like a Frankenstein monster.  

Looking forward to hearing what others are creating! Lots of great info here!


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JoeLyddon
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2020-02-14 7:10 pm  

@dkilzer

Welcome aboard...  Glad you spoke up...

I think I went through a similar experience...  I started studying a CNC device for woodworking using Dave Gatton's CNC kit...  Then, I noticed the 3D Printers at reasonable prices...  got a Sidewinder SX-1 by Artillery... Then, I found Paul McWhorter, a very good teacher,

Arduino Lessons

 and got hooked on the Arduino...  I'm having a BLAST!  Then, I found THIS site which added MORE FUN to the whole thing!

My main background has been in Data Processing, programming, systems design & analyst... ending being a self-employed Computer Systems Consultant / Programmer, being retired for about 20 yrs.   It is FUN getting back into a simple programming language to play with.  

Enjoy!

Update:  Link above are Lessons, his first group...  He's now doing a New set called Tutorials...  http://www.toptechboy.com/category/tutorial/

 

This post was modified 2 months ago 3 times by JoeLyddon

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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dkilzer
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2020-02-14 10:25 pm  

@JoeLyddon Thanks! 

So much valuable info out there its quite the overload at times. Its really exciting the tools and parts that are available now. And video tutorials on how to use them.

I was looking for CNC router ideas when I found the workshop. I am also a woodworker so looking at your site I will probably be building a few more jigs ?  I have... too many hobbies. 

Most of my career was in digital design, first in microprocessors and later in the garment industry. Now I mostly melt plastic and burn wood! 


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JoeLyddon
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2020-02-15 4:56 am  

@dkilzer

LOL...  Too many Hobbies...   That is my problem too!

There are SO MANY good things to get into!

I just ordered some Red worms!  Yes...  WORMS...  to help generate Castings (worm poop) for greater plant Fertilizer...

Gardening, CNC, Regular woodworking, Arduino & projects, maybe PI would also be good to get into... etc. etc.

IT NEVER ends!  LOL

Glad you like my website...  I have not been able to keep it updated as I would have wanted...  Working on it too!  LOL  (slowly)...

Enjoy!

 

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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Meddie79
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2020-02-15 2:54 pm  

Hello All,

I stumbled on this site a while recent binge watch the YouTube channel, I have recently go into the bug of tinkering after receiving a simple Haynes Electronic Games Advent calendar over the festive. So i have recently purchased Kuman Ultimate Starter Kit With R3 board to play around with.

I have always been interested in robotics and automation but never really explored the mechanics or electronics of implementing these systems as my main skill comes from my programming and data analytics background. 

Looking forward to how I can implement these DIY projects not only around the home but also I have some ideas that could really be beneficial at work.

Look forward to discussing these projects in the near future.


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Pugwash
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2020-02-15 3:04 pm  

@meddie79

Welcome to the forum.

You will find a lot of likeminded forum members, with different skills and levels of skill around here.

I come from more an engineering background, with a bit of hobby programming and very little electronic experience. This forum has given me insight into areas that I have never visited before and can be a real eyeopener for the mature novice, as I like to call myself!

All questions will be answered here, no matter how silly you think a question is!

So just go ahead, participate and enjoy the conversations. ? 

SteveC - Topple Rudd Poltman


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Pugwash
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2020-02-15 3:24 pm  
Posted by: @joelyddon

@dkilzer

LOL...  Too many Hobbies...   That is my problem too!

There are SO MANY good things to get into!

I just ordered some Red worms!  Yes...  WORMS...  to help generate Castings (worm poop) for greater plant Fertilizer...

Gardening, CNC, Regular woodworking, Arduino & projects, maybe PI would also be good to get into... etc. etc.

IT NEVER ends!  LOL

Glad you like my website...  I have not been able to keep it updated as I would have wanted...  Working on it too!  LOL  (slowly)...

Enjoy!

 

Joe, you buy worms?? Astonishment EMOJI!!

When I was a teenager and on warm balmy nights my pal Bunter and I used to take a couple of watering cans filled with saltwater down to a well-kept grass verge, sprinkled the water onto the grass and waited half an hour for these big fat lobworms to appear, that we then collected for eel fishing in the tidal stretch of the Usk river.

We were often disturbed by the local plods, pulling up in their plod mobiles and asking "What the hell we were up to?"

Although it was illegal(not collecting worms), sometimes we hooked big seatrout. Did we put them back as we should have??

Not on your Nelly ? ? ? 

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JoeLyddon
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2020-02-15 6:20 pm  

@pugwash

YES!  Red Wiglers...  for composting & getting casings.  Earthworms do not like to be in worm bins... they like to go deeper into the ground...  The Red ones are the most popular for raising them & getting their casings (worm poop)...  The casings are SUPER fertilizer supplements for growing super good plants.

I ordered from Uncle Jims Worm Farm...  the best place to get them...

 

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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JoeLyddon
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2020-02-15 6:23 pm  

@meddie79

Welcome aboard, meddie79!

You found a good place for Robots along with other Arduino, etc. etc. projects.

Enjoy!

 

Have Fun,
Joe Lyddon

www.woodworkstuff.net


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dkilzer
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Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 13
2020-02-15 8:32 pm  

@meddie79 its a great hobby and a good skill to have! Lots of info here. Welcome!

 


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dkilzer
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2020-02-15 8:38 pm  

@pugwash @JoeLyddon When I was in high school my friends and I used to go out to the park at night and gather nightcrawlers to sell for our weekend spending money. That was big business! ? 

Red Wigglers, The Cadillac of worms wasn't it?


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