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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2017, 09:59:00 pm »
While it's OK to call them clones, I don't think (without getting all semantic) there are any versions that are non-genuine Arduinos.  I'm saying this because the originators of the concept put the design work and all of the details of the thing firmly into the public domain.
I'm really chuffed that they did.
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2017, 11:30:03 pm »
the originators of the concept put the design work and all of the details of the thing firmly into the public domain.
I'm really chuffed that they did.
:thumbsup:
and now the 'originators' can not agree amongthemselves ! (Italy vs.USA) over trademark and use of the name.
So I dont think it is profitable for us to worry our wee tops about it all. Just use whatever suits our pockets, time and convenience.

The only thing I would suggest is - if we all talk about our use of our 'arduino' (with a small 'a' ?) we have a common starting point. If peeps start talking about their funnydino or other named variation then we get ourselves in knots over commonality of interest (and/or much time googling about what is meant)
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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2017, 11:33:01 pm »
Interesting and a point well made.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2017, 11:34:51 pm »
Interesting and a point well made.  :thumbsup:
Who douimeano ? !

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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2017, 11:59:45 pm »
So far ,,, I am not best pleased with the IDE ! No simple way of changing the theme (fonts style etc) trying to read comments in the examples in pale blue/grey on white on a little laptop is hard on these old eyes :(

I googled 'Arduino themes' and the contortions that were suggested is a whole other area of study !

Anyone got good suggestions ?
So far the best I have come up with is to re-name a copy of the .ino as .rtf and open it in Wordpad
( notepad, my preferred code ed., usually,,  doesnt work cos the .ino newline/cr is unix not windoze so notepad squidges it all ! ---
Notepad++ does a half-brave good job )

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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2017, 12:00:57 am »
The man from Arduino, he say, "What?"
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
Lovely!

Planning thread:
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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2017, 12:04:22 am »
There is an add on for MS Visual Studio that allows you to program the arduino.  I tried it but it's very high level to use - much closer to pure 'C' - which I ain't really in to.  A lot of the stuff that the IDE does for you, you need to do yer self.  It's not an MS thing but I forget who produced it.  If you are interested I can have a look for you, I may still have it around here somewhere.

Ah!  Found it...  http://www.visualmicro.com/
« Last Edit: November 04, 2017, 12:06:02 am by Zogbert Splod »
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
Lovely!

Planning thread:
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25873.0

My website: Zog Trains

Run what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
I may appear to be listening to you, but inside my head, I'm playing with my trains.

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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2017, 12:08:17 am »
The man from Arduino, he say, "What?"
That'ud be the essodublino?

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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2017, 12:17:38 am »
MS Visual Studio
 to pure 'C'
Thanks but not got VS,
It is I think going to be a bit of a brain-shift for me because I was into ('pure') C for a long time from Kernighan&Ritchie on up, (even unto writing my own compiler supplements/addons for graphics libraries post vga)  but I left them all to it when they went orfft into C++, C#, and all that OOP palarver,
now I fear that I have to do a brain defrag to get with this arduinoC clone! eerk.
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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2017, 12:29:00 am »
To change the font  in the ide click file ,prefrences   and at the bottom is  a link to "more prefrences can be found in"  then
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Go to preferences.txt, close the Arduino software. And make these changes:



editor.antialias=true
editor.font=Consolas,plain,14
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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2017, 12:41:16 am »
To change the font  in the ide click file ,prefrences   and at the bottom is  a link to "more prefrences can be found in"  then
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Go to preferences.txt, close the Arduino software. And make these changes:
editor.antialias=true
editor.font=Consolas,plain,14
Perfecto !
You are a genius and hereby awarded a virtual pint of amber nectar :)

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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2017, 09:00:02 am »
Ah!  Found it...  http://www.visualmicro.com/
Thanks for the prompt,
I googled  arduino compiler  and found also "Atmel Studio 7" which will use Visual Micro and also Visual Assist(free in AS, costs in VS. )

and there is an addon for Gedit (Gnome ed.) that looks interesting.

I may have to make some space on my HD(s!) for some of this :)
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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2017, 10:44:32 pm »
I've been getting all Google-ish too.  I didn't realise there were so many options for working with the ardweeno.  Interesting - ish.  I'm still working with the original IDE and finding that it does all that I need.  I agree that it's not the easiest thing to look at but I do have the advantage of having 2 large monitors attached to my confyuzer so it's easy enough to see and to read.

MalcolmAL, interesting that you are intending to build a shuttle module, that's exactly what I'm looking at doing too. I have two DMUs out of sight (under a hill) which will be chosen randomly to come out and run to a station.  After a short delay the unit will return from whence it came. Then, after a short (slightly randomised) delay, one or other of the DMUs will repeat the exercise. The trains have different liveries ('paint jobs' to me) which works just fine under my back story.....
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
Lovely!

Planning thread:
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25873.0

My website: Zog Trains

Run what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
I may appear to be listening to you, but inside my head, I'm playing with my trains.

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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2017, 10:58:58 pm »
I had exactly the same idea years ago, but there were no Arduino things around then  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Another Arduino starts up
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2017, 12:28:41 am »
If yer too tight to buy an arduino but still want to play ,or want to test your code without the constant load- test -re code-reload-retest loop that is inevitable ,  this emulator looks like it could be useful. https://www.sites.google.com/site/unoardusim/home
It only has basic in/out   controls but theres servos. motors, switches   and leds,so most of the stuff were interested in.Ive only given it a quick prod,but it seems to do what it says on the tin.Unfortunately it dont play with linux,but runs fine in a virtual box.

 

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