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Old 03-08-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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So, I was thinking of picking up an Arduino board, but not to sure as to what one to get. I was looking around on their webpage at the hardware section: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Hardware

I just wanted to see if you guys have any of these and wondering if you had any suggestions on which one to buy if you didn't like the one you bought or you loved it, but should have got this one instead. You get the picture...

Thanks guys!!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:03 AM   #2
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The Uno seems to be the most popular. Unless you need more I/O it should do.

I have one (the Uno). Was going to develop a couple of things, but lost my round tuit.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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Well that's the one I was looking at buying. I think I'm going to have to give it a shot and see how I like it.

Thank you for your input!
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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Martin Lorton has a channel and he just started something with Arduino.

http://www.youtube.com/user/mjlorton/videos

I watch his channel for the multimeter stuff and personally have no interest in Arduino.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #5
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I've made a project with the MEGA, can only recommend Arduino. Working on a smaller project with a UNO chip. There is only reason to go for the MEGA if you need a lot of program memory or need lots of I/O ports.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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Also Note, The chip can be pulled out of the Uno after it has been programmed and soldered in to another board with just the input/outputs you need and a crystal. which is great after the beta stage you can take the chip out and put it in something bringing the cost down to ~$4.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:11 PM   #7
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Well, I went to Radio Shack today for an unrelated item when I looked over and found a wall of Arduino products! When did Radio Shack start carrying Arduino??? None-the-less they have the Uno. Shocked, Radio Shack actually carries something useful for once! Way to go RS!!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:24 PM   #8
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Have the UNO myself, for a starting out kit i think its probably the best allrounder unless you need loads of I/O as the others already said.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #9
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I built myself a Severino but also haven't got around to actually doing anything useful with it!
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I got an arduino for my birthday so since feb 7th I have made an led blink. But I have also averaged 55 hours split shifts at work so... you can see why I haven't had much time yet.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #11
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Well, I picked up the Uno at Radio Shack! I have so many ideas that I can't wait to try to bring to life. Now as soon as I can find some time to work on it that would be GREAT! Thanks for the help again guys! Hey for anyone that is looking for some books on the Uno, I found a torrent on isohunt it's called "getting started with Arduino", they were selling the book at RS for $15, but for a 130 pages I couldn't justify paying that especially when everything with Arduino is open source anyways. I got threw a little more than half of it and there is some good information in there for us beginners.
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