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jamie_tickner



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Cool hardware projects? Reply with quote

Hi

Was just thinking about when in school we used to use an acorn computer to control stuff like coloured lightboxes.

Are there any "kits" available where I can program a bit of hardware in linux?

Sorry if I am being vague!
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M-Saunders
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not used them myself, but Arduino kits are popular. We've covered them in LXF before.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi jamie_tickner...

As Mike has said Arduino is a great starting point...

Search this site for arduino and there is some stuff I`ve
done to get it working in a Linux Shell and STANDARD
Python for Linux.

I`ve also got it talking to Windows and Classic AMIGAs
in various languages...

There is also this kit to build, a USB experiment board...

http://www.velleman.eu/distributor/products/view/?country=be&lang=en&id=351346

I have this too, but not applied it to Linux as yet...
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jamie_tickner



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks

I will look through my back issues Smile and that web link
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