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contact: [[User:Marcbarto| Marc]] and [[User:deanforbes| Dean]] or just ping the mailing list
contact: [[User:Marcbarto| Marc]] and [[User:deanforbes| Dean]] or just ping the mailing list
To discuss projects, visit [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/not-just-arduino our new mailing list]]
To discuss projects, visit [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/not-just-arduino our new mailing list]

Revision as of 09:34, 25 October 2012

Hi there, this is wiki for "Not Just Arduino", a brand new user group for people who want to learn, share and experiment on all microcontrollers.

3nd EVENT MONDAY 5th November 7PM (venue tbc)

Feel free to add all relevant info to this page.


contact: Marc and Dean or just ping the mailing list

To discuss projects, visit our new mailing list


  • Building an active user group around Arduino and micro-controllers
  • Organise workshops and talks where we can all share and learn skills
  • Bi-monthly events where we can bring our projects demo them and / or get help


  • Next event: Monday 5th November 7pm (venue TBC)

Programme: Git Hub - Documenting / versioning workflow by Tim Presentation of @Projectfungus by Howard + working on our Arduino projects


Skills that the group has or are happy to share.

Name Electronic Skills Programming Skills Platform Prepared to mentor
Dean Basic Learning Basic's Arduino Yes - Set Up in Windows
TheHypnotist Analogue-basic, Digital-medium C mostly now os/Linux ARM/Atmega328/MSP430 Yes
Ulisses Basic Advanced (C like)
Shane Basic basic C, Will try
Mentar Analogue-basic, Digital-medium Arduino, C, C++, S4A Arduino, AVR, PIC Yes
TimS Basic C, Make ATMega326 (AVR) Yes
Riccardo Basic Arduino, Programming, Basic C, Arduino Can try
brendan Basic Very basic Arduino Can try

Name I would like coaching support in At Level
Add Your Details here  ??  ??


Training will be determined by the needs of the user group meetings. Members of our group will offer mentoring, though we might find some kind of trade system (skill-share, beers, travel-cost...). We need to be able to provide a mentor during sessions to help those who have difficulty getting off the ground - without tying the mentors up too much. Beginners will help each other and when progress will take over some part of the training.

Each project should be listed here, to source help and document what they have done/learned: if not documented directly it does not exist.

Mentors (tbc)


Please list here your projects using micro-controllers here

  • Weather Station - to feed into openweather map and cosm (Deanforbes)
  • Sousvide Water Bath - Precision water heater using PID controller (Deanforbes)
  • Kinect Robotic Arm - with 3D "Vision" - Have Arduino and Raspberry Pi control a robotic arm and have input from Microsoft Kinect's infrared depth sensor to guide the arm to pick stuff User:Ulisses
  • Build a simple ethernet driven relay (2x) - anyone wanting to join in is welcome, we will learn the basics as we go along User:Dario
  • With basic electronic-circuit training (printing, etching, soldering), would eventually like to build a Nanode User:Dario
  • 1-wire iButton decode User:Dario
  • Object detection - begin with RFID and then go on to explore other options with longer ranges (Kieron)
  • I attempted to interface a microcontroller and a timed mains outlet and let out the blue smoke - it's on my User page. User:TheHypnotist
  • Build a self-balancing robot example- anyone who wants to join is welcome (Riccardo)
  • Motion-sensing greeting bot (brendan)
  • remote-controlled hot air balloon/zeppelin (Qpnaosc)


  • Using AVR-GCC, Make and AVRDude i.e. progamming Arduino's using C instead of being reliant upon the Arduino IDE.
  • Using hardware programmers.
  • Graphical Programming for Arduino see "Interesting Links" below

Recommended Reading

The Hackspace library has some decent Arduino books:


but please add here suggestions.

Interesting Links

Add your links here with a small description.

Alternative platform for Arduino

Graphical Programming for Arduino

Motion Control