More on Arduino
Robert E. Seastrom
rs at seastrom.com
Mon Apr 16 10:26:20 CDT 2012
Andre Kesteloot <andre.kesteloot at verizon.net> writes:
> (That's is what I am trying to encourage: your regular ham deciding to
> buy an Arduino UNO and connecting it to his/her USB port).
I have not installed the serial driver for the Arduino Uno yet.
The FTDI serial drivers were very nice and well-supported; word around
the campfire is that the Uno drivers are even better.
Andre raises the most important point though - the big thing that the
Arduino has going for it is that it's even easier than a BASIC Stamp
to get running and a lot more flexible. Unlike a lot of embedded
microprocessor dev kits, getting an Arduino up and running without
assistance is well within the capabilities of a bright 10 to 12 year old.
That's key in terms of whether a device actually gets used or just
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