I haz an Arduino!

I got my Arduion! I got my Arduino! Happy happy happy!

Ahem.  Yes.

I was a good grownup, I stopped at the grocery store on the way home, and after dinner I made meatloaf for Wednesday, chili for today, and did dishes. After that I could goof off for the rest of the evening with a clear conscience.

Then I waited for UPS some more.

Finally I got my package!

Had some initial fumbling around while we figured out get the  board and my laptop talking to one another, then off we went!

I made an LED blink.  I made it blink at different rates.  I made it say “S O S”!

Not particularly impressive when compared to the 2D Kits blinkies, but it’s a beginning.

Ron did point out that I’m learning two things at once – (basic) electronics, and the Arduino IDE programming language.

I clearly hang around with the wrong/right kind of people.  My SOS code offends me, it needs to do loops or subroutines or something less bulky . . .

Anyway, here’s a little video of my board saying “Help me! I’m being held captive by a clueless nOOb!”

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1 comment so far ↓

#1 Modelmaker on 09.27.11 at 2:17 pm

I knew you’d have fun with that. one thing you might want to look into are the shields that they have. this would be a good one and it’s from Trossen too!
http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/6368-Freeduino-ProtoShield-Kit-Remixed-v1-0.aspx?feed=Froogle