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Frank
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2020-02-11 4:05 pm  

(Yet another old retired IT guy)

After getting out of the army and trying to make it as a carpenter decided to put the electronics training i got courtesy of Uncle Sam to use and started with electronics/computers in the mid 70's. Worked for a few larger companies (DEC being the most notable, god how did they ever go belly up!) finished up programming for a number of various companies of various sizes. 

Been retired for a number of years, kept my hand in mostly messing around for my own amusement.  Played a bit the the PI and now looking to see what the Arduino  has to offer.

If anyone made it this far do you have any suggestions for books on the Arduino? Looking for something that gets into the Arduino internals especially from the software side. Also any other IDE's or development environments worth looking into?

Thanks

 

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ZeFerby
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2020-02-14 6:49 pm  
Posted by: @frank

DEC being the most notable

Welcome, PDP-Vax-man !

Posted by: @frank

for books on the Arduino

I never bought any, but I sure googled a lot ! The following link is an example (the whole site is great) : http://gammon.com.au/interrupts

Posted by: @frank

any other IDE's or development environments worth looking into?

I would point you to : https://platformio.org/

Eric


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casey
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2020-02-14 7:34 pm  

Interesting that a lot of the posters here are old guys?

My first purchase of an Arduino came as a kit which included a little book.
"Getting Started with Arduino" Massimo Banzi co-founder of Arduino.
Later I bought
"Arduino Robot Bonanaza" Goron McComb
"Practical Arduino cool projects for open source hardware" Jonathan Oxer, Hugh Blemings
"Programming Arduino Next Steps" Simon Monk

I also rely on the internet for examples and explanations about the Arduino which is how I came across Bill's tutorials.  His DB1 looked interesting to me but for the moment I have lost interest in building a robot.

If you want to know about the internals of the microprocessor being used you might google for programming the Arduino in Assembly language which was my favourite way of programming on the old machines up to the  MSDOS machines before the advent of M$ Windows and priority hardware.

 

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casey
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2020-02-14 8:53 pm  

and priority hardware.

Of course I meant proprietary hardware.  Shame the edit time lasts only 1 hour.

 


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Frank
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2020-02-25 5:06 pm  
Posted by: @zeferby
Posted by: @frank

DEC being the most notable

Welcome, PDP-Vax-man !

Mostly the PDP's and some 11/750. Took my boards on the 11/70.

Still can' figure out how someone as smart as Ken Olsen managed  to totally blow this and miss  the next step in hardware development. I mean he saw the logical progression from mainframes to mini's did he ready think that it was going to stop there?

 

for books on the Arduino

I never bought any, but I sure googled a lot ! The following link is an example (the whole site is great) : http://gammon.com.au/interrupts

Posted by: @frank

any other IDE's or development environments worth looking into?

I would point you to : https://platformio.org/

Thanks for the links will look into them.

regards


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Frank
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2020-02-25 5:09 pm  
Posted by: @casey

Interesting that a lot of the posters here are old guys?

My first purchase of an Arduino came as a kit which included a little book.
"Getting Started with Arduino" Massimo Banzi co-founder of Arduino.
Later I bought
"Arduino Robot Bonanaza" Goron McComb
"Practical Arduino cool projects for open source hardware" Jonathan Oxer, Hugh Blemings
"Programming Arduino Next Steps" Simon Monk

I also rely on the internet for examples and explanations about the Arduino which is how I came across Bill's tutorials.  His DB1 looked interesting to me but for the moment I have lost interest in building a robot.

If you want to know about the internals of the microprocessor being used you might google for programming the Arduino in Assembly language which was my favourite way of programming on the old machines up to the  MSDOS machines before the advent of M$ Windows and priority hardware.

 

I guess we got a lot of time on our hands. I know my wife loves it, keeps me out of her hair!

I bought the kit also, figured it was a good way to ease back into it all. It is useful. 

I'll check out the books you mentioned, thanks.

 

regards

 

 


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