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Hey folks,

Just blindly bought the butterfly combo here because I wanted the shirt, the board looked cool and I've head many a recommendation for it. I know it's based upon an ATMEGA169, but can anyone:

a) Tell me the other specs
b) Tell me what ports of the micro I can use

(Smokey, here's your chance to toot the Butterfly's horn)

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

Last Edited: Mon. Jan 31, 2005 - 10:41 AM
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http://www.atmel.com/dyn/product...
gives user guide etc. to download.

Ralph Hilton

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What's a Butterfly?

Smiley

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That wasn't nice, Smokey! The butterfly looks great, I think i'll test drive it by wearing it to school while it scrolls abuse at people....

Incidentally, I wonder how much of the US$25 is left over for AVRFreaks.net when the cost of shipping, the board and the TShirt are subtracted. I really think that ATMEL are the best comany in the world when it comes to use support and quality/low cost of their devices.

I bought a discounted C book today so I can polish up my knowege of pointers and have a handy reference on hand. Now I just need to solve the last mysterious bug in my PLD2 software and think of some projects for the the super-board arrives to its new home.

P.S. Kudos for the ATMEL userguide link.

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

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abcminiuser wrote:
That wasn't nice, Smokey! The butterfly looks great, I think i'll test drive it by wearing it to school while it scrolls abuse at people....

Now Dean, you know I love the Butterfly, in fact I recently got an anonymous email graphically impying that I have intimate relations with them.

Oh, and be careful wearing it to school. They break easily, especially when punched.

And, if I'm not mistaken, you already have a world class discussion of pointers.

Good Luck,
Joe

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...in fact I recently got an anonymous email graphically impying that I have intimate relations with them.

Hmmm, almost wet myself laughing when I saw that, who was the email from? You *HAVE* to forward it to me ;). The C book in entitled; "Ivor Horton's Beginning C", by the aformentioned Ivor Horton and has sufficient mass to injure those who sought to do damage to my butterfly when it arrives. Speaking of which, i've looked at the butterfly's specs and there's a LOT of cool stuff on board, I just need to thik of some interesting projects. Pity the LCD isn't an alphanumric 16x2 though....

And don't get indignant. I like having several books on the same subject to see more examples and find out extra information in one the the other lacks. At any rate, your book is a lot funnier - but i'm used to dry technical books, because I read them frequently. I just need to find some shelf space in my private library...

My mum liked your comments about recursive programming (I showed her the paragraph), along the lines of "I've never called myself, I'm too afrain I might answer and then i'll have to deal with the implications...etc.". Very funny, I'd get your book if only for the humour.

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

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abcminiuser wrote:
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...in fact I recently got an anonymous email graphically impying that I have intimate relations with them.

Hmmm, almost wet myself laughing when I saw that, who was the email from? You *HAVE* to forward it to me ;).

It was sent via an anonymous emailer, so the sender can't be identified. And, since it contains X rated language and you are under age (sorry, I don't make the rules) I can't forward it to you.

abcminiuser wrote:

And don't get indignant. I like having several books on the same subject

One of the first things I say in my book is to get K&R. I have a sagging shelf full of C books, and I have learned something from every one of them. And, as is evidenced by some of my erroneous posts here, I still have a lot to learn.

abcminiuser wrote:

your book is a lot funnier

I’ve got the C for Dummies books by Dan Gookin who was actually a stand up comedian before sinking to the sordid life of writing C programming books. In his case, I think the humor gets in the way of learning, but lots of folks think the same about my book. I’m thinking about putting a note on it: “Warning contains gratuitous humor, irrelevant anecdotes, rants, typos, and stupid errors. May not be suitable for soulless drones or anyone who takes programming seriously.”

Thanks,
Smiley

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Hmm, you're right, you don't make the rules. I've seen a LOT worse, don't get hung up about that. Send, man!

I havn't found a K&R book yet - there seems to be no C books left, only C++! - and at any rate, I don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on reference books. The book I bought is fine.

Your books great too, the humour doesn't get in the way too much, and it's worth it anyway.

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

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No send so sorry. America has severe penalties about adults sending certain stuff to minors so use your imagination, its probably gonna be worse anyway.

Do Australian libraries have interlibrary loan? I can get any book (eventually) for free through our interlibrary loan system.

Smiley

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I assume you mean that we can get any book from any library? All the libraries in my state are "connected" via the government, so my card works anywhere and I can "order" books from another library to be sent to the library closest to me. It's a good system.

Nuts to Bush and his penalties. You're right, imagination is worse than knowege ;). Smokey, could you help me track down either (or both!!) bugs in my PLD2 code? I've spent several weeks debugging but I just can't find the *&^%*(& problem. See my "Won me over to the dark side #2" thread if your interested in showing off your skills.

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

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abcminiuser wrote:
Smokey, could you help me track down either (or both!!) bugs in my PLD2 code? I've spent several weeks debugging but I just can't find the *&^%*(& problem. See my "Won me over to the dark side #2" thread if your interested in showing off your skills.

I'll put it on the queue, but it may take a while. Meanwhile you might want to proceed systematically through learning C using the Butterfly. When you come out the other end you likely won't need my help anyway. Why did I just flash on being eaten, digested, and pooped out by a Butterfly?

Smiley