[NRV Rocketry] Really cool Arduino Programming Class with "Let's Code Blacksburg" for just $10!

tweeks tweeks at rackspace.com
Fri Oct 4 10:16:14 CDT 2013

On Friday 04 October 2013, Pat Artis wrote:
> Hi
> One of the most interesting problem with coding for the Arduino is the
> virtualization of the serial port to manage multiple sensors.

If I understand the specific problem you're referring to (the sharing of the 
serial lines with the USB port as a virtual HID (keyboard/mouse I/O device)) 
-- then yeah, that problem crept up in newer versions of the Uno and newer 
firmware systems. I thought they fixed it.. But if you're wanting to do 
multiple sensors, I prefer using raw analog or digital I/O lines for taking 
real time analog readings (unless you need a bus addressable system like 
RS-422 or i2c).  Even using a serial LCD can pose problems (on older Uno 
versions) if you're not careful.

> Terry Kingery
> is a senior in Aero and she did the programming for the SLI team two years
> ago. Unfortunately, someone hot glued the board before launch and killed
> the whole thing.

As for hot glue, I've never had a problem and use hot glue with all my 
arduinos. It's a pretty robust system.  However, depending on the humidity and 
time of the year, chances are higher that the system may have experienced a 
high voltage ESD (static) shock than hot glue hurting the chips. This is 
especially a higher risk for those not used to handling raw electronic 
components and dealing with ESD precautions.  I should probably include some 
training on this in my Arduino class now that I think about it.


> Pat
> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 11:46 PM, Thomas Weeks 
<tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org>wrote:
> > **
> >
> > Hey all..
> >
> > I know there are several people on here who were interested in Arduino
> > programming (as we DO put them into rockets). Especially after the class
> > I just did for Let's Code Blacksburg:
> >
> > https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4792547311953&l=4b8a27bda1
> >
> > https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4792546471932&l=d8983141b9
> >
> >  Well in this upcoming Arduino class, we're controlling motors and making
> > cool sounds! There are four more open student slots for just $10 each:
> >
> > https://letscodearduino1010.eventbrite.com/
> >
> > The class is on Oct 10th. There's pizza included (thanks to Tech Pad) and
> > we're giving away an Arduino kit worth over $50!
> >
> > Better sign up fast!
> >
> > Tweeks
> >
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