Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos

A series of tutorial videos for those who wish to learn more.
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Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos

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Post by RudyB » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:42 am

Fun with Arduino 01 Getting Started in 6 Easy Steps.

I bet almost everyone here at the forum has heard about the Arduino and how much fun and how useful it can be to model railroaders and to other hobbyists.

Price is no issue at about 3,- £$€. But not every hobbyist has affinity with electronics or with software. To some the initial hurdle can be just too steep, even while there may be an interest to get started with Arduno and to try things out.

That is where the plan arose to do a series of articles and videos titled 'Fun with Arduino' ... aimed at anyone who is not an IT specialist (yet :)).

The first video is out: Getting Started in 6 Easy Steps.


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Post by RogerB » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:14 am

Hi Rudy - and welcome to the "new" MRF - good to see you on here. I am no techie and will look forward to seeing how these pieces of kit can be made to work. R-
Not sure if I have plenty of time on my hands - or I’ve simply forgotten to do something really important.

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Post by RogerB » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:17 am

Rudy has a lot to do with model railways and many other subjects. The Arduino is an electronic piece of kit that can supplement and add further dimension to a layout for those who are interested. As far as I know it does not have the capability to design the layout in terms of track work, but if it can be made to do so then Rudy will probably be the man to show us :D .

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Post by Brian » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:08 am

Welcome to the forum Rudy.

I have set up a sub forum for your Arduino topics and am happy to do similar for other specialist topics.
I along with many others on here I'm sure will enjoy and gain much from watching your excellent tutorial videos.
Please continue to add to the collection :D
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Post by RudyB » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:44 pm

Hi Brian,

Would you like every new video to have a new post here, or rather a continuation / reply to this thread?

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Post by Brian » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:34 pm

If they are Arduino topics then best is to post them all here as a continuation. :D
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Post by Walkingthedog » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:52 pm

Thanks they will keep me occupied. :)
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Post by Mr Bones » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:15 pm

Have been watching these and enjoying them. Very informative and easy to understand. Thank you and keep them coming.
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Post by Paul-H » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:03 pm

Will be following this with interest

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Fun with Arduino 02 Digital Input and Output

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Post by RudyB » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:18 am

In this video we start writing code ( 4 lines :) )

The goal is to switch the on-board LED on when a push button is pressed. We'll come across commands like pinMode, digitalRead, digitalWrite and we even throw in an if-then-else.

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