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RobotHerder

Member Since: September 12, 2010

Country: United States

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  • To preface, I come from a .net software dev background. I used to spend a lot of time at home just trying to figure out how to deal with the microchip 18f’s and building boards to utilize them. Then, I got an arduino. It was fun because it was a ready to use base. But, it uses it’s own library so this knowledge doesn’t readily transfer over to a commercial skill for your usual programmer job. This is fine but, I wanted something that I could play with that would also expand my usefulness at work. In my opinion this is the easiest piece of hardware to get running and configure out of all of them. It took me a half of a day to start talking i2c to the touch shield and start building reusable classes. With the class, it now takes me about 5 lines of code to add a new i2C device and talk with it. Totally, awesome! If you have experience with any .net language, this is definitely the way to go. It utilizes your existing experience and draws on a HUGE knowledge base (MSDN).

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