[clug] LCA H/W talk

Paul TBBle Hampson Paul.Hampson at Pobox.com
Sat Feb 9 11:16:36 GMT 2008

On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 05:27:24PM +1100, Robert Edwards wrote:

> Did anyone on this list go to Jon Oxer's H/W tutorial (connecting
> the real world into secondlife) and get a kit of parts? Want to offer
> to do a talk at CLUG sometime about it?

> I have ordered a couple of the Arduino boards from Little Bird
> Electronics in Sydney and hopefully will have them by the next CLUG
> meeting and might be in a position to do a talk about it/them if
> anyone else is interested. These boards are relatively cheap ($40
> incl. GST) and interface over USB (and so also get power over USB).
> They are based on the Atmel AVR series of microcontrollers, with
> full C support via gcc, so great potential for Open Source projects
> as well as little hardware interfacing hacks around the home. The
> boards themselves are open source (h/w design etc.).

I scored a kit, but have forgotten all the cool ideas I'm sure I had by
the end of the session. Granted, it _did_ get me back looking at the
Debian second-life packaging, but once I'd logged in I realise why I'd
lost interest the first time 'round.

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, B.Sc, LPI, MCSE
Very-later-year Asian Studies student, ANU
The Boss, Bubblesworth Pty Ltd (ABN: 51 095 284 361)
Paul.Hampson at Pobox.com

Of course Pacman didn't influence us as kids. If it did,
we'd be running around in darkened rooms, popping pills and
listening to repetitive music.
 -- Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989

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