Since I had to install Arduino support in a new Netbeans installation, I decided it was a good time to document what’s needed. Check it on the wiki.
It’s amazing how much of what comes up here is relevant forty seven years on.
About a week ago, I posted on G+ my concerns regarding the impact that Microchip’s purchase of Atmel might have for the Arduino ecosystem. Turns out I’m not alone, judging from the comments in the post from the Arduino folks that followed the same day.
Communities build incredible product loyalty, and open source (in addition to its other benefits) is an incredibly easy way to build community. Here’s hoping that Microchip realizes this and leaves a good formula alone.
The Arduino team have just released a new 32-bit board that targets IoT. Read about it here.
So there I was scratching an itch when I realized the scratch would make for a good Arduino library.
AsyncTimer lets you create a timer that does something when you start it (or nothing if you prefer), then waits a predetermined time before doing something else. While it’s waiting, it doesn’t lock up your Arudino the way the
delay() function does—it just schedules the time-out action to take place some time in the future.
If you’re not the RTFM type, you can just get what you need from the GitHub repository.
The folks at Arduino.cc are set to release what appears to be the Arduino Uno usurper. The Arduino/Genuino 101, in addition to being heaps faster, also has built-in Bluetooth LE and a 6-axis accelerometer. Co-developed with Intel, the board uses their Intel® Curie™ Compute Module. While not yet released, scuttlebutt says it’ll cost about the same as the Uno.
Design that’s possible when crime rates are low.
The Verge has an interesting writeup on Native Instruments’ Stems, “a new audio format that stores up to four different tracks in a single audio file.” I (and I am sure others) had this idea back in the late 80s but based on multitrack cassette and synced MIDI control of mixing parameters. It’ll be interesting to see where this goes!