6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2012 11:25 AM by Drew Fustini RSS

Arduino Uno

Raphael98

I am looking for an Adruino user group in the Chicago IL metropolitan area. Contact me at 847-370-5759 or raphaelkaplan98@yahoo.com

  • 1. Re: Arduino Uno
    Drew Fustini

    Hi Raphael,

     

    I live in Chicago and enjoy making projects with Arduinos.  There is a group on Meetup but I don't think it has gotten much traction yet: http://www.meetup.com/Arduino101/

     

    I'm a member of Chicago's hackerspace, Pumping Station: One, which has periodic Arduino workshops.  There is also a weekly Tuesday open house and meeting where you'll surely find folks working with Arduinos.  Here's the events calendar: http://pumpingstationone.org/events/

     

    There's another hackerspace in the west suburbs called Workshop 88.  They have classes and regular meetings, too.  Check out there site: http://workshop88.com/

     

    Also, Chibots has a strong microcontroller focus which I think includes Arduino.

     

    Please share if you find any other local Arduino related groups.

     

    Thanks,

    Drew

  • 2. Re: Arduino Uno
    Raphael98

    Thank You for contacting me. I am new to the Arduino and have had problems getting to strep one. I have solved a couple of problem by hit and miss scienticic approach. Right now I have a C language problem. Can I call you to get answers? My emailaddress is raphaelkaplan98@yahoo.com  In advance thank you

  • 3. Re: Arduino Uno
    Drew Fustini

    I'll try my best to help, but I'd like to suggest that you post details of your issue here.  This would benefit others who might encounter a similar issue and search for a solution in the future.  In addition, there are many experienced Arduino users in this forum who may be able to provide valuable advice as well.

     

    Cheers,

    Drew

  • 4. Re: Arduino Uno
    Raphael98

    Here is my problem. I haven't been able to install the driver/drivers for my Arduino Uno R3. I am using XP  I went to one site that told me to go to START > RUN > DEVMGNT.msc. I am new to this so when the USB port is highlighted I get lost because the error message  after i VERify I get says I need COM3 port. I hpoe you know what I am writing

  • 5. Re: Arduino Uno
    Drew Fustini

    Ah, unfortunately, I'm not very familiar with how Arduino works for Windows as I've only used it with Linux.  I know there are several experienced Arduino users on here that use Windows though so hopefully someone else can chime in. 

     

    The R3 version of the Uno uses a different USB chip (Atmega16U2), so some instructions on the web may be for the older versions which used a FTDI chip.  I believe these instructions are for the Uno R3 on Windows XP:

     

    http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/UnoDriversWindowsXP

     

    Cheers,

    Drew

  • 6. Re: Arduino Uno
    Drew Fustini

    I see there is a new thread for Ask our expert Simon Monk.  Simon has written several books on Arduino, so you may want to post this issue there as well.