I finally got around to making a custom plugin also called a “brush” for Syntax Highlighter that properly highlights the Arduino language called Wiring. I haven’t fully worked out the colors for the different themes but so far the colors I have chosen look nice with the Default theme and the Emacs theme. I’m going to work on the colors more and make specific colors for each theme in the future. Check out the before and after pictures, the before is using standard C++ code and the after is using the custom wiring code. I couldn’t find solid instruction on how to install these brushes so I just figured out a way to make it work on my own and I like the way this works so I don’ t plan to change it. First download the shBrushWiring.js file that I have attached to this post. shBrushWiring Next upload the file to the “/wp-content/plugins/syntaxhighlighter/third-party-brushes/” folder. Now we need to edit a few files, you can either do this directly in WordPress by going to Plugins and
So I have really been wanting to take on this project but didn’t really know where to start so I started with a list of things I wanted this project copter to do or be able to do with future expansion. The thought of all of the programming involved to get all these parts to talk is dizzying but I really want a Quadcopter and I want one that’s done right with all the bells and whistles just the way I want it. I have been bookmarking sites for quite some time now and for a while I was stuck on one component and that was the frame. The thing that makes my project different from most others is the desire to use the bigger 540 Can size RC Motors. These are the standard 1/10 Car and Truck electric motors while most other Quads and standard Heli’s use the much smaller 380 size motors. For all I know there called something different now but back when I was heavy into RC cars and trucks everything
The analog to digital sketches have been covered a million ways from Sunday with every conceivable part but in order for us to move on to more complex circuits and concepts I need to be sure you know these simpler ones. This tutorial wont be quite as in depth as the others because frankly there just isn’t much code. Without further delay I give you the wiring diagram. Another very simple circuit diagram, by the way if you have been wondering what program I am using for these diagram and its actually the most widely used program for diagramming Arduino circuits, its called Fritzing and you can get it here. Its completely Free and has tons of well known parts either built in directly or available for download on the user submission pages. As shown above the Analog signal is positive and as the positive input increases the digital output increases as well. There is of course a pull down resistor in place which is directly connected to the potentiometer, an interested side note and the reason
So your ready to jump into the vastly complex world of electrical engineering. Weather you have a specific goal in mind or just think Microchips are cool in general I aim to assist you in your learning experience by posting several articles based around the Arduino platform. I will be using a mixture of the Duemilanove, Uno, Mega, & Ardweeny as the main platform. First thing is ordering your unit which I already covered in a previous article located here, It is also extremely important to get organized and order some methods of storage for your Micro’s and electronic components. I cover storage in the previous article but I don’t cover what type of components you will be storing, these will be a mixture of capacitors, resistors, diodes, transistors and other useful parts. You will learn as you go along that is good to keep a stock of cheap parts on hand because once you realize you need the part to finish a project or just to finish something you are tinkering with, you will be
I created a couple forum signature bars for the Arduino. Show your support for the Arduino platform by linking back to their main page Signature Bar 1 Forum Code [url=http://www.arduino.cc/][img]http://davidorlo.com/img/forum/arduinosig1.png[/img][/url] Signature Bar 2 3D Forum Code [url=http://www.arduino.cc/][img]http://davidorlo.com/img/forum/arduinosig2.png[/img][/url]
So here it is, the introductory article to the project that is currently eating up the majority of my time. The reason and determination behind this project comes from a story which I will share with you now, then I will state some goals and a rough project outline. I have been slacking big time on updating my website and if I wasn’t I would be able to point to an article that should exist in my Office PC section which revolves around a motherboard and a series of events that lead to an entire overhaul. I will try to skip the drawn out detail and get to the sum of it so here it is. I had a board that I was hanging on to for a home server / workhorse. I later changed my mind and decided to build a small home server for file storage in addition to an Office PC that would have a little power. I already had my case purchased since I had a purpose for the case and
I just added a category for my beloved code AutoIT and my newest hobby / obsession the Arduino. I will start porting some of my code and projects I didn’t finish in AutoIT and even some good tutorials using the code once I get some other articles wrapped up. To learn more about AutoIT and if your curious what to expect in the new section check out the category I created and specifically the article labled “AutoIT coming to DavidOrlo.com”. The other new section “Arduino” will feature whatever projects I am working on with the Arduino and I will post as much as possible along the way to help others who are interested in the unique Italian micro controller project. As with anything new, there will always be a learning curve and hopefully I can ease the headache for anyone else interested in similar projects involving the Processing language and Arduino.
Arduino Duemilanove I have always been into Electrical Engineering and in fact is what I originally started going to college for. I however already had tons of knowledge and experience in Network Administration so that is my real career. I recently decided to not give up on something I love and I picked up several books relating to the subject and have been reading through them sucking up as much knowledge as I possible can. I purchased an Arduino Duemilanove to get started with making things in the real world react to code I made in the virtual world. Here is a quick run down of the hardware. The Arduino comes in several flavors and are based on the ATmel MegaAVR ATmega 128, 328 or 1280 chips although others have been used as well. The ATmega 328 is the current most popular chip to see used on an Arduino and the current most popular version is the Duemilanove, the current most powerful “standard” Arduino is the MEGA. Arduino Mega I’m not going to list the