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September 26, 2013
Electrical engineering and computer science major. Let's Make Something!!
News - December Caption Contest
about 3 years ago
Why no pinch? Maybe little pinch?
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about 4 years ago
I would sit but these pants are too tight......
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News - The Edison is Not a Raspb…
about 5 years ago
Honestly, I'm more than excited to see this and can't wait to figure out how to use mine (got it at Maker Faire). I'm a fan of the idea for the raspberry pi, but I never really found a use for it besides having it. I'm sure there are people sitting at their computer desk in shock saying "How could you not have? It's amazing!" and I'd have to agree with them, but for robotics (what I mostly do) the Edison seems like exactly the right tool for the job. The 9DOF board as well as the I2C board add on's makes the Edison perfect for the robotics application. With the raspberry pi I had to work with a small amount of GPIO pins as well as the OS as well as finding a way to connect to WiFi among other things. Again, there probably people sitting there saying "Wow, you don't know, it's waaaaayyyyyy easier than that and you're doing it wrong" and if I am then my bad, please correct me. But I can't wait to get the edison into a huge project of mine......maybe a Gundam suit or a sentry from Destiny... or something crazy like that. The fact that it already supports Arduino is awesome and makes it a lot easier to use out of the box. Anyway, SparkFun it was awesome talking to you guys at Maker Faire. Can't wait to see some tutorials for the Edison (cause all that's on Intel's site it basic Arduino stuff and while that's great I'm sure there's more you can do with it than blink an LED or scroll LCD text.) Note: After watching the Intel getting started video for the Arduino add on board I noticed they used a 12v wall power supply for the Arduino board. I found this to be a little wierd as most other boards, including Arduino, run off of a 9v supply. After some research, I found the Arduino add-on pdf page on their support site says it will work with anywhere from 7v to 15v, so my guess is a 9v supply should work. I will test this myself and post something about it on the Edison support site. Anybody else know anything on this?
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