Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
Member: 128 months
Authored: 181 videos
Description: I am the co-founder of ShowMeDo (see, author of `The Screencasting Handbook <>`_ and the founder of the professional screencast production company `ProCasts <>`_: .. image:: ...

Arduino Hardware Hackery (USB + XP) [ID:194]

a series of video-tutorials by Ian Ozsvald

These short demos show the low-cost Arduino hardware experimentation board in action on Windows XP via USB (recorded at BarCamp Brighton 2). See the pretty lights blink!

Video Tutorials

1. Arduino 'Blink' in 2 minutes on XP

This is a 2 minute primer on starting with the Arduino hardware-experimentation board. I'm running this on Windows XP, my webcam shows the board with live blinking LED. Links - Getting Started Guide for Windows (also see All tutorials). Reference material for programming the Arduino. This video shows the Blink demo which blinks an LED between pins 13 and GND at a frequency of 1 second On, 1 sec [...]

2. Uploading a modified Blink routine with a 3 second delay

After the first video I change the delay from 1000ms to 3000ms and upload the modified program to the Arduino. You can do a lot of stuff with these boards - the Arduino site has many tutorials and links to people's experiments. Recorded live at BarCamp Brighton 2.

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Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Ian

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