[Lab] Fwd: Arduino Due

Chris de Groot cdegroot at adobe.com
Fri Feb 8 11:32:40 EST 2013

Speaking personally I like the 5v arduinos as they are very convenient for most embedded things, and when a project gets baked I can just burn the arduino hex file into an ATMEL chip and shift from a Arduino board to a single chip. That is all very easy and rather than spend a lot of time with multiple logic chips I just use a ATMEGA chip for a couple bucks even if it is doing something really rudimentary at times. 

Also Arduinos  are so prevalent in projects around the world that one can almost always find a project that is mostly what one needs.

Moving to RPi is a different ball game completely. You are sitting on a vastly more powerful stack, but also have to have Linux in there and thus be at another layer of complexity. It is not bad, but is just better for different projects.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Harding [mailto:bruce.harding at faintfuzzies.ca] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 9:44 AM
To: Richard Wiens
Cc: Chris de Groot; lab at artengine.ca
Subject: Re: [Lab] Fwd: Arduino Due


I'm in the same boat as you, in that I new to electronics etc.  Your observation about the Due is and 3.3v was exactly what I thought first time I read the specs.

I'm interested in why people choose a particular SoC.  I understand price is a major consideration, but I'm more interested in the technical choices i.e. 
number of output, or faster processor, more memory or even form factor for a particular project.

Bruce Harding
Information Broker

On February 6, 2013 06:28:58 AM Richard Wiens wrote:
> I have only just (6 months) started using an Arduino Uno and don't 
> have a pile of electronics experience, but when I looked at the Due (I 
> am running into memory limitations on the Uno pretty quickly) and 
> discovered that it uses 3.3v instead of 5v I wondered if that would be 
> limiting.  Most of the peripherals I have use 5v (maybe things 
> generally work on 3.3v as well, I don't know) so there would have to be a lot of level shifting, no?
> ________________________________
> From: Chris de Groot <cdegroot at adobe.com>
> To: Bruce Harding <bruce.harding at faintfuzzies.ca>; "lab at artengine.ca"
> <lab at artengine.ca> Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 3:06:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [Lab] Fwd: Arduino Due
> FYI, I have been playing with these guys which have wired Ethernet on 
> an Arduino setup(GETs and http service trials mostly).
> http://www.dfrobot.com/wiki/index.php/X-Board_V2_(SKU:DFR0162)
> I got then from Robotshop (not sure they still have them). I think 
> they were about $28. They work fine, run a very hot (wiz5100 do that 
> it seems, so hard to put it in a box), had a different arduino 
> firmware on then they said, and also needs a separate USB FTDI card. 
> But seems fine. I do not have them running all the time though, so not 
> really sure as to their stability.
> C.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lab-bounces at artengine.ca [mailto:lab-bounces at artengine.ca] On 
> Behalf Of Bruce Harding Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 2:55 PM
> To: lab at artengine.ca
> Subject: Re: [Lab] Fwd: Arduino Due
> I definitely would be interested in any solution that would provide 
> Ethernet access.
> So how is the new job coming?
> --
> Bruce Harding
> Information Broker
> Member: IEEE, SPIE, IACR
> On February 5, 2013 02:42:48 PM Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> > Rob Day has experience with the BeagleBone.  He's been building 
> > Linux images for it...  He moved here a couple of years ago and 
> > joined OCLUG.  He runs linux courses: http://crashcourse.ca/
> > 
> > Only issue so far is the Teensy 3.0 doesn't have ethernet, but I'm 
> > looking into ways to solve that.
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