Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
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Uploading a modified Blink routine with a 3 second delay [ID:563] (2/2)

in series: Arduino Hardware Hackery (USB + XP)

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 03/08

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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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7. LimliamSymn Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:03

gud work

I just sent you an email requesting Arduino tutorials, then I found these videos soon after. Cool to watch one in action. I wonder if someone can figure out a way to program an I/O feedback that can communicate between a PC and the Arduino beyond modifying and sending the code into the Meggy microcontroller on the Duino.

I would love to watch more of these vids!

That looks fun ; brings out the mad scientist in all of us :-)

Great video Ian! Brings back the days of building single-board computers and hex keyboards (a TTY interface was state of the art). I knew one tech whose marriage broke up because he put the teletype in the bedroom. By the way, if I were using the USB port to power the board, I think I would use a powered USB hub, or even isolate the USB power line and just use an external power source. Just paranoid, I guess.

This would make a good Python project.

Hi Gasto. Yes, you can buy this board, it is very low cost (£19 UK, about $40 US I guess):

They have lots of stuff you can do with it - it has several I/O lines for digital and analogue signals, it is a programmable microcontroller so it keeps running your program after you unplug it from your laptop.

It is *very cool* and many geeks have made cool stuff with it - see the site for lots of tutorials.


cool, what other stuff can you make with this board? Is it commercially available?

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