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(@cary314)
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I just joined the workshop; got my password today.  I am a retired scientist.  My "inside" hobbies are all on the PC and include messing with Ableton Live ( a computer music app), with MAX 8 (another computer music app), and now with Arduino.  I'm hoping long term that MAX and Arduino intersect in some interesting way.

I started the Arduino work with the elegoo startup kit, working my way through the examples, and have been using the DBW to help understand things a bit more.  So far I'm doing ok.  The only big wall I have run into has to do with making schematics.  I like to document my work (scientist nerd) and have not yet found software that I like.  Seems like fritzing is useful, but I have had trouble finding the "parts" to put into schematics.  So far very confused about how to use github which seems to be where a lot of libraries of parts are located.  Big dopey issue with fritzing is if you make your schematic in the breadboard view you get a "rats nest" in the schematic view.  If you make the schematic in the schematic view, you get a mess in the breadboard view.  Right now this issue is a real "mental block" to progress.  Until I can find something that works well my work is going nowhere.

I want to complement DBW on the fine tutorials.  Best I have seen so far!


   
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Welcome to the forum!

Posted by: @cary314

messing with Ableton Live

I "played" with that as well, as I received a "Lite" version with my Alesis QX25, but I need up going with Apple Logic Pro as I found it to be a bit more intuitive. Haven't touched it for a long time though.

Posted by: @cary314

The only big wall I have run into has to do with making schematics.  I like to document my work (scientist nerd) and have not yet found software that I like.

It's hard finding a good one. Have you tried Scheme-It, the free app from Digikey?  It already has most of Digikey's vast inventory of parts, plus you can design your own.  Might be worth a look.

Posted by: @cary314

I want to complement DBW on the fine tutorials.  Best I have seen so far!

Thank you!

😎

Bill

"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak


   
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