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Offline Ferroto

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EEVblog #45 - Arduino, PICAXE, and idiot assembler programmers
« on: November 23, 2009, 01:17:51 am »
I agree most of the opensource projects are for some wierd reason coded in ASM which kinda ticks me off if I want to change something but can't make heads or tales of the code I took one look at ASM and said eff that, although it wasn't until I read an example code of a PIC lighting an LED that I figured out why my c code wasn't working.
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Re: EEVblog #45 - Arduino, PICAXE, and idiot assembler programmers
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 09:16:46 pm »
I lived in Italy for 15 years (happily I'm back in the UK) so I can try and interpret the names for you.

I think Arduino derives from Arduo which sort of mean hardy, yea not a terrific name.

I must say i spent a long time trying to wade my way through assembly being told not to use anything else, and Dave you right its bollocks ! I just wasted time thanks to some idiots, I now use mikroe basic and its great on pics, I get most projects up and running quite quickly and if microchip start being unreasonable (like ripping us off with pickit3) i can port to another chip, I'd never try assembler again, free from mind bogglness and easy to move.
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Re: EEVblog #45 - Arduino, PICAXE, and idiot assembler programmers
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009, 02:06:31 am »
Where do they come up with those names (and how do you bloddy pronouce it anyway)

  http://www.freeduino.org/duino.html

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