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HELP for a noob

Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:55 pm

im new to programming, im new to microcontrollers. iv learned lil abt c++. i have this sudden interest in wanting to learn more abt the before mentioned topics.

i was told by many to get started with an arduino uno , but i came to know abt raspberry pi and found it interesting.

i would like to know like what applications would this board help me to make once i grasp knowledge of a programming language. i read in this website that they recommend python.
so i would like to get some advice on the board applications and which programming language i should pursue .

thank you very much

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Re: HELP for a noob

Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:53 pm

likely your imagination/skill/time is the limit.
So pick something you want to do/make, divide it into simple steps and start working on it.
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Re: HELP for a noob

Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:49 am

IMO if you buy a book on how to do something, your doing it wrong. most things are on the web and learning to find them is worth more than the convenience of any hard copy.
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Re: HELP for a noob

Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:07 am

Adafruit has a bunch of great tutorials and suchlike, which might help to provide some inspiration. They're available both online, and as downloadable PDFs, in case you want to print them for easy reference whilst working on things.
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Re: HELP for a noob

Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:41 am

elatllat wrote:IMO if you buy a book on how to do something, your doing it wrong. most things are on the web and learning to find them is worth more than the convenience of any hard copy.
Grumble... Some of us *like* books. Plus they have the advantage of being readable anywhere without worry about power or net access.

Just remember...outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.

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Re: HELP for a noob

Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:08 am

Sub 25 vs 50+ viewpoints ?
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Re: HELP for a noob

Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:09 pm

65+ viewpoint; books are devils work, burn them and listen to God through your owner. OK according to Wikipedia slavary has not been stooped dispute the UN ruling 65 years ago. but the point I'm making is that old viewpoints are not necessarily good viewpoints.

books can be good for entertainment but for reference and education they are disadvantaged because they are not quickly searched,updated,shared, or corrected. they take up a lot of space and can't link to references... I still have a few bookshelves but they are emptying as I give books to friends... the huge library in my pocket is just so much less of a fire hazard.
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Re: HELP for a noob

Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:13 pm

OK, I'm 55, how old are you ?

PS, they didn't stop writing books with the advent of the internet. They don't have to contain out-of-date information, its not like there isn't out of date information on the internet...
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Re: HELP for a noob

Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:17 pm

pluggy wrote: ...
PS, they didn't stop writing books with the advent of the internet. They don't have to contain out-of-date information, its not like there isn't out of date information on the internet...
+1
and I'll add "Don't forget the GIGO law w.r.t. to anything computer related" :?
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