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Cool hardware projects?

Postby jamie_tickner » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:35 pm

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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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:26 pm

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

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Postby Bazza » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:12 pm

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/prod ... &id=351346

I have this too, but not applied it to Linux as yet...
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Team AMIGA...
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Postby jamie_tickner » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:52 pm

thanks

I will look through my back issues :-) and that web link
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