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Offline propertycoTopic starter

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Hey guys.
« on: July 26, 2010, 08:44:18 PM »
Seeing as i couldn't find an "Introduction" forum i figured I'd post here

Just wanted to say i'm finding this site quite useful when it comes to learning.
I'll tell you a little about my self.
I'm a 17 year old male from michigan, I'm fluent in Visual Basic and PHP, and know enough C++ to read the code.

I don't have much when it comes to money, but i have all the resources as my father's a amateur radio enthusiast as well as i also have my license.

Some of my works include:
http://humanidiocy.com
http://autotwitterbot.com
http://txtmsgsender.com
http://propertycontrol.org

I'm not a website designer, my friend Richard does all my layout work.
And various other programs/sites that have died.

Haven't done any projects when it comes to microcontrollers as i'm still researching for a cheap microcontroller i can get, but boy when i do, you guys will be the first to find out.

Thanks :P

figured i'd update and show what i'm thinking of getting for a controller...
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=666
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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 12:50:56 PM »
Welcome to the forum! I've thought about getting my amateur radio license but I never ended up doing it.

The Arduino is a pretty good board to start with. The only thing I found frustrating is that servos and sensors don't plug straight into the board. If you haven't already ordered you can check out the Roboduino. Its an Arduino that you can plug servos straight into. If you have already ordered, the arduino will work... just a little more work attacking servos and sensors.

Happy building!
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Offline propertycoTopic starter

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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 03:56:43 PM »
I had JUST ordered it, but i also don't have the extra $15 to spend on it :P
Thanks for the input, and hurry up and get your license, it's only $25 for the test and 35 questions!

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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 09:26:42 AM »
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I had JUST ordered it, but i also don't have the extra $15 to spend on it
No problem, Arduino was my first microcontroller too. 

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Thanks for the input, and hurry up and get your license, it's only $25 for the test and 35 questions!
Haha yeah, but you still have the cost of gear. I guess it was just one of my ambitions that died out.
 
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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 02:34:08 PM »
Forgot about gear as i had it right away.
BTW, if you want to give any advice with my new board, feel free to PM me, i could always use extra help :P

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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 07:30:26 PM »
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Forgot about gear as i had it right away.
That always helps.

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BTW, if you want to give any advice with my new board, feel free to PM me, i could always use extra help

Ok, I can't think of too much right now but when I think of something all give you a heads up.

Any idea what your first bot is going to do?
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Offline propertycoTopic starter

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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 11:47:51 PM »
Gonna make a do not disturb box, then learn about reading/writing via serial to computer, that way I can make programs that interact with my future bots

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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 02:41:39 PM »
Have to say, that text message sender is badass.  Can you reply to it and get messages online?  Ive sent messages from it to my phone, but cant send them back.

 


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