6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2014 1:59 PM by Drew Fustini RSS

Arduino Uno

Raphael98 Level 2

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 PremierFarnell

    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 Level 2

    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 PremierFarnell

    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 Level 2

    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 PremierFarnell

    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 PremierFarnell

    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.