Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Grounds

Browsing around the www, I came across this simple, easy to use development board, which seemed just right for my project. As I've said in an earlier post, I want to reduce my efforts as much as possible, so this Arduino MEGA board was just what I was looking for, as it is built around a powerful enough microcontroller, the ATMega1280, it exposes all I/O pins (analog, digital, PWM etc), and has a simple, open-source programming language, as well as a pretty bare IDE which also allows you to upload the software via USB.


Could I ask for more?
Yes. I could wish for ready-made libraries for working with the serial port, PWM and such, but they are already there. And, as an open-source project, it benefits from continuous improvement from all over the world.

I forgot to mention that it's pretty cheap, too.

8 comments:

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  2. GREAT PROJECT!!!

    I have also Arduino board (Arduino Duemilanove and Arduino Sensor Shield V4) but I'm "stuck" in the software (I do not know programming),so if you will a little help and share software would be grateful!

    thank you very much

    Jadran
    dimicj@gmail.com

    p.s.
    if I need to buy Arduino MEGA I'll buy :), I have instrument cluster Audi A3 from the 98' but if I need to buy BMW E36 instrument cluster I'll buy :)

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  3. Hello I would like to run the table in my pc car like yours BMW if I could help out but is upset or apaso step photos of how to put the cable and some await your response thanks

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  4. my mail raultwingo24@hotmail.com

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  5. hello, wanted to know where you bought all the circuits and I would do it take to make it work because I'm doing a booth to play and not how to make it work this well explained but not dnd buy circuits and cables through and here I put jordibavis@gmail.com my mail has that I forgot've done a very wueno and I hope you can help

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  6. I'm interested in some project in my e46, and I'm wondering if you could help me...
    Do you have some knowledge about the IBUS (Tx/Rx commands from arduino to onboard devices) ???

    hoodyl@wp.pl

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  7. have you considered motion simulation? You can get a DIY kit from SimXperience for pretty low proces relative to other options out there

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  8. salut mar interesa si pe mine unul am deja volan cam cat mar costa??

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