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[aprssig] APRS / Packet board for Arduino

Brian B. Riley brianbr at mac.com
Sat Jan 24 15:19:18 UTC 2009


  I have been selling Freeduino (fully Arduino compatible alternative  
systems) for coming up on two years now and watched the ham percentage  
of my clientele rise from almost nothing to about  20%. Its really is  
the next step up from the Basic Stamp/PICAXE world, with far more  
power at your fingertips. The high level libraries in existence for  
Arduino make it trivial to do many complex actions that you couldn't  
begin to do on a 'basic stamp' -like processor ... and I think most  
hams would be thrilled to have floating point math available after all  
the kluges we have been doing for years with stamps and integer  
arithmetic

         < http://www.wulfden.org/TheShoppe/freeduino/index.shtml>

The Arduino IDE is amazingly robust and stable in Winders, MacOSX, and  
LInux, especially when you see that the code team still calls it Alpha  
code! Its written in Java and is more or less the same across all  
three platforms. Its got a lot to offer the ham world.


On Jan 24, 2009, at 9:04 AM, Matt Murphy wrote:

> Scott that is a great idea!  I was wondering when a resourceful ham  
> would do some work with the Arduino.  I have always wanted to play  
> with the Arduino but didn't really have anything to use it with.   
> Now I may.  I just need to free up some more time in my 36 hour  
> day :-)
>
> Can't wait to see it going!
>
> 73,
> Matt Murphy, kc8bew
> http://mcares.kc8bew.net
> Muskingum Co. ARES EC

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