SparkFun Free Day

Matt Nelson matt at frozenatom.com
Wed Jan 6 22:01:28 MST 2010


On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 9:25 PM, Jessie Morris
<jessie at confettiantiques.com>wrote:

>
>
> William Attwood wrote:
> > Toss some of us this list you're going to get, maybe we'll get some
> ideas,
> > too. ;-)
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 9:07 PM, Jessie Morris
> > <jessie at confettiantiques.com>wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Matthew Walker wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Wed, January 6, 2010 8:24 pm, Matt Nelson wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> P.S. I think the Arduino has been one of the funnest gifts that I have
> >>>> gotten for Christmas in a long time.  Anyone that has not looked into
> >>>>
> >> them
> >>
> >>>> yet should take a look!
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>> I'm going to try and get one tomorrow morning from Free Day. They've
> got
> >>>
> >> a kit for
> >>
> >>> around $60 that looks perfect. And I might pick up a couple extras for
> >>>
> >> it, like an
> >>
> >>> Ethernet port, and maybe something else.
> >>>
> >>> Am I correct that I don't need any tools for most stuff with Arduino?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >> Define tools. You'll need a computer. ;) And a breadboard would be good
> >> too. Other than that, it's pretty sparse. Also, this deal is AMAZING!!
> >> I'm going to get a bunch of stuff!
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jessie Morris
> >> Confetti Antiques & Books
> >> 801-380-6820 (Cell)
> >> jessie at confettiantiques.com <mailto:jessie at confettiantiques.com>
> >> http://www.confettiantiques.com
> >>
> >> /*
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> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
> I'm going to get:
> RFID receiver, alcohol sensor, LCD screen, a trackball (like on the
> Blackberries), a few servo motors, capacitive sensor board, fingerprint
> scanner, a 12 button keypad and that is all. :) Also, I built a Morse
> Code encoder which I am going to blog about soon.
>
> Also, if you can't find a good Arduino list, we should start one!
>
> --
> Jessie Morris
> Confetti Antiques & Books
> 801-380-6820 (Cell)
> jessie at confettiantiques.com <mailto:jessie at confettiantiques.com>
> http://www.confettiantiques.com
>
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Some of the things I want to do with mine are:

1) detect if the garage door is open, I'm one of those paranoid people.
1b) close the garage door (Both accessible through the internet)
2) Magnetic door contacts, a basic alarm system.
3) Control my sprinkler valves
4) Take over the world.



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