More on Arduino

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Mon Apr 16 10:26:20 CDT 2012

Andre Kesteloot <andre.kesteloot at> 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
collects dust.


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