Hurry! 2 Dragons to giveaway, and free shipping!

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I've got a free Dragon from the workshop to give to one of the the first 3 young hobbyist to respond that has at least 300 posts to AVRfreaks. Please don't respond if you already have a Dragon, JTAGICE, if you're not a young hobbyist or you do not plan to use it. I'll cover the shipping to anywhere the USPS 1st Class domestic or USPS 1st Class International delivers to. The final decision on which one of the three to ship this to will be made by a roll of the dice. Good luck!

Post often, respond more!

Tom

EDIT: Don't have 300 posts yet? Read on...

Last Edited: Sat. Oct 13, 2007 - 07:30 PM
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Tom, I'll reimburse your shipping charges on this. What a great idea.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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I will give away my Dragon, as well. I will give it to the first young person (under 25) who posts the details of an interesting and innovative robotics project and shows a need for it. I will pay shipping anywhere. Post in this thread.

Jim Lake

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I see, Dragon haters!! :)

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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js wrote:
I see, Dragon haters!! :)

Hey John,

Notice how none of the "benefactors" said anything about the Dragons being in fully operational condition :lol:

Ducking for cover ....

Ross McKenzie, Melbourne Australia

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If I knew anything about robotics I could get at least 2 of them, one for each 24 years of my life and a bit more. :lol:

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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My ass is dragon, does that count for anything?

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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valusoft wrote:
js wrote:
I see, Dragon haters!! :)

Hey John,

Notice how none of the "benefactors" said anything about the Dragons being in fully operational condition :lol:

Ducking for cover ....

Reinforcing your need to duck under some suitable cover...

I would assume that Tom's Dragon, coming from the symposium, would be operational.

Of course, we all know about the phrase "ASS-U-ME. "

Okay, okay, now I'll seek out some cover. :lol:

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Besides, I know that Tom already has a Dragon as, he posted pictures of it when he was demonstrating the Dragon adapter boards that he has been selling...

Give those guys a hand for their generosity!!!! :lol:

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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OK. The Dragon is brand new from the seminar. Never used, as far as I know. In the box. I've got another one. It will be jealous, and I can't stand the thought of them fighting over me.

Jim Lake

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It will be jealous,
You could mate them (provided you have one of each), then you would have lots of little Dragons to give away. What's the gestation period of a Dragon anyway, a few months? :lol:

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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What's the gestation period of a Dragon anyway

You'd hope it doesn't exceed their life expectancy, which seems to be on the order of hours to days.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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Brilliant idea. I actually was thinking a while ago of trying to gather support for member-donated prizes to a AVRFreaks competition, similar to the yearly Circuit Cellar AVR competition.

I'm always amazed at the generosity in this forum. My vote is to send it to Daqq - I'm not sure if he has a dragon (didn't he say he couldn't afford it a little while back?) and I'm sure he'd have a use for it.

- Dean :twisted:

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

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My vote is to send it to Daqq

Thanks for the idea, but I've already got one...two actually. One I bought for my own money, the second is the outcome of me teaching robotics at my previous school, and is school property. Hmm, It's been a while since we saw phorek.
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(didn't he say he couldn't afford it a little while back?)
Well, I had to save up a bit, but in the end I got it! :-D
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the the first 3 young hobbyist to respond that has at least 300 posts to AVRfreaks.

Dunno how many there are like this, that do not own a dragon or better. 300 implies that you know a lot about the stuff, therefore you are either older, or a youngster with the right tools...
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The final decision on which one of the three to ship this to will be made by a roll of the dice.
D6 or something else?

David

There are pointy haired bald people.
Time flies when you have a bad prescaler selected.

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Rain (Bloody-Orc) blew his Dragon a few weeks ago. He could use one.

Nard

A GIF is worth a thousend words   They are called Rosa, Sylvia, Tricia, and Ulyana. You can find them https://www.linuxmint.com/

Dragon broken ? http://aplomb.nl/TechStuff/Dragon/Dragon.html for how-to-fix tips

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Rain (Bloody-Orc) blew his Dragon a few weeks ago. He could use one.
Recommendations accepted. If Rain is still in need of a Dragon then he's on the list.
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D6 or something else?
I'll use my son's PIC-based LED dice.
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Dunno how many there are like this, that do not own a dragon or better. 300 implies that you know a lot about the stuff, therefore you are either older, or a youngster with the right tools...
David, I think you're right on this. Consider it dropped to 100 or more posts to AVRfreaks.

Tom

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Tom, you may want to add a line to your first post - something like "Don't have 300 posts yet? Read on..."

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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I thought you were just talking about the Pico Power workshop until I read your post.

It's always about marketing, try:
Hurry! 2 Dragons to Giveaway, and free shiping!

I love this site!
John

Resistance is futile…… You will be compiled!

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abcminiuser wrote:
Brilliant idea. I actually was thinking a while ago of trying to gather support for member-donated prizes to a AVRFreaks competition, similar to the yearly Circuit Cellar AVR competition.
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- Dean :twisted:
We've talked about this before trying to get you Carl's scope. Lets come up with something and do it!!
John

Resistance is futile…… You will be compiled!

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Nice offer :D
Gratz to the lucky one :D

uC's: Atmega16, 32, 64, 128 and Attiny13
Lang.: C
Interests: Small scale robots AND sensor monitoring system

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I'd like to have a dragon too - but I guess I don't qualify :) Besides a lot more people can learn so much with them than me.

- Jani

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Very Nice idea about prizes and stuff!!!

I have 12 posts, 28 y/o and I have no idea what I'm doing yet. I've just soldered for the first time last week on the proto-shield (ladyada) for my Arduino... hahaha!!!

I can't wait to see some of the responses. What a cool gift!!! That is what makes this site so cool...

BTW - If you have a job and can afford to buy one. IMO, I would feel bad about taking one where a young H.S. student with no job could really use it.

Michael

Dragon Slayer... no not that one...This one!

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Well through the generosity of another member I already received a free dead dragon which helped protect my brand new dragon while I was making it's protective housing. He even sent one of the chips that was blown, so I think if I replace the other chip it might be functional again, and maybe I'll pass it on in the future.

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Im a 26 year old student who recently picked up the hobby of atmel uC's. I did want to buy a dragon at first but i was turned of by the price (pretty expensive in europe) and high risk factor of blowing the thing up. If i would become one of the lucky few, im not gonna thouch the thing until i got a protection circuit and enclosure in place.

Great idea to give them away, im sure whoever gets it wil be very happy with it.

PS I already bought an usb programmer from one of the very nice ppl on this forum so i already can program luckily :).

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Obviously I haven't made many posts, and strangely once had to create a second account when I couldn't log in on the first with a second computer.
Anyway, I personally am making do without an AVR JTAG interface, but there's a university lab I frequent (a lot) where I've heard some wishes for a debug interface for the AVRs. ELAB is run by its own club and relies on donations, and build everything from LED blinkers to machinery weighing hundreds of kilos (in particular, our still unfinished XY board for drilling). Robots are frequent, I've seen several being built and run, and a few loiter in the lab awaiting controllers (at least one arm and one lawnmower-style mobile).
If I were to receive a dragon, I'd definitely set it up as common equipment there.
Of course, the downside is that conversations at ELAB are seldom reflected here. Recently we spent an evening finding a dozen interesting bugs in some ATmega48 assembly code. (Tip: Don't forget to put your code *after* the interrupt vectors.)

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I have blown my dragon and am still in the need for one :( I know I responded late, but I still hope, that it is still available :(

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Lone Tech will get mine. Lone_Tech, please send me a mailing address. You can email it to me: jelake at harbornet.com. I will mail it to you. The only thing I ask is that you let me know you got it, either here or via email.

Jim Lake

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Bloody-orc will receive my Dragon. Rain, send me an email with your shipping address.

Post often, reply more!

Tom

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Thank you TOM!!!!
Email sent

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Congratulations for the fortunate ones :)

Nice to see otherwise unused stuff go to charity!

- Jani

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Jepael wrote:
Congratulations for the fortunate ones :)

Nice to see otherwise unused stuff go to charity!

- Jani

I'd perfer not to think of it as charity! I'd perfer to think of it as investing in your future!!!

So, with that, I have a new Dragon I'll put into the hat.

I'll let Tom (Wizbang Designs) make the selection as to who the lucky recipient will be...

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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I am having a big smile on my face .... this is so good :!:

:) Nard :)

A GIF is worth a thousend words   They are called Rosa, Sylvia, Tricia, and Ulyana. You can find them https://www.linuxmint.com/

Dragon broken ? http://aplomb.nl/TechStuff/Dragon/Dragon.html for how-to-fix tips

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So, Tom, let me know what it costs to send Rain the dragon and I'll shoot you some $$ via Paypal.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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Hi Chuck! The shipping to Estonia is $3.60 for USPS 1st Class or $18.50 for USPS Priority Mail. I haven't had any problem with 1st class, so I think that's the way to go. Thanks for offering to pay for the shipping! The kindness and generosity of folks in this community is a wonderful thing. Hey, if you or anyone else ever find yourself in the Spokane area be sure to let me know.

Post often reply more!

Tom

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microcarl wrote:
Jepael wrote:
Congratulations for the fortunate ones :)

Nice to see otherwise unused stuff go to charity!

- Jani

I'd perfer not to think of it as charity! I'd perfer to think of it as investing in your future!!!

Uh yeah, well to put into good use anyway. I'm not a native english speaker, and I just could not think of a better word when I wrote that :)

- Jani

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Wow!!! This is awesome... Congrats to the folks that won!

Michael

Dragon Slayer... no not that one...This one!

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Shipping to Rain in Estonia paid for by Chuck Baird!

Thanks, Chuck.

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Jepael wrote:
microcarl wrote:
Jepael wrote:
Congratulations for the fortunate ones :)

Nice to see otherwise unused stuff go to charity!

- Jani

I'd prefer not to think of it as charity! I'd prefer to think of it as investing in your future!!!

Uh yeah, well to put into good use anyway. I'm not a native english speaker, and I just could not think of a better word when I wrote that :)

- Jani

I understand... I was just being a smart ass!

But if you really think about it. That is what is actually happening here! We who are more fortunate, are investing in the futures of many, many other individuals - be it with actual hardware, or sharing our knowledge.

You never know how a simple act of kindness will change the lives of those receiving those acts of kindness and generosity.

Hey Tom, you need to roll those dice!!!

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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Pressing the button now..... LEDs flashing..... Hey! it's a number ONE.

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zoomcityzoom wrote:
Pressing the button now..... LEDs flashing..... Hey! it's a number ONE.

But do you have a cross reference to exactly who #1 is???

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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Okay, I need to send a box of stuff to zbaird. If Chuck does not have a Dragon, and nobody's feeling would be hurt, I'll send my extra Dragon to Chuck, along with some other sutff that I've been wanting to pack-rat off to his house...

Let me know.

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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But do you have a cross reference to exactly who #1 is???
Oh! I was still sitting here excited about bloddy-orc winning the first Dragon that I thought you were making a reference to the fact that I did not post the roll of the dice for the first Dragon. That's what my roll of number ONE was for.
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Okay, I need to send a box of stuff to zbaird. If Chuck does not have a Dragon, and nobody's feeling would be hurt, I'll send my extra Dragon to Chuck, along with some other sutff that I've been wanting to pack-rat off to his house...
I'll pay for the shipping to the person Chuck selects to receive Carl's Dragon :-) Chuck, why don't you select someone before Carl ships to you. I'll then pay Carl for the shipping to that person. Is any of this confusing?

Tom

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zoomcityzoom wrote:
I'll then pay Carl for the shipping to that person. Is any of this confusing?

Tom, I think that, as per our discussion this afternoon, the arriving gift will cover shipping charges.

I don't frequent other forums. I have to ask...

Are other forums like this one, in that, people are so generous?

I guess I need to get a life and see what the world of cyberspace is really like!

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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Maybe I'll call United Van Lines and see what it will cost to move all the good stuff (a.k.a. junk) in my garage to Carl's house. That would make my wife very happy. She doesn't always appreciate my treasures.

I have two dragons already, thanks anyway. I thought about putting one in the pool but with their propensity to early demise I thought I'd better keep one for a spare. I also tried to send one to js but he wouldn't take it.

Please leave me out of any selection process. Let somebody else share the pain. I did my part when daqq got Smiley's USB Thingie. Maybe Wilbur Wright will fly in here and save the day like superman/mighty mouse.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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zbaird wrote:
Maybe I'll call United Van Lines and see what it will cost to move all the good stuff (a.k.a. junk) in my garage to Carl's house. That would make my wife very happy.

Maybe we should all plan on meeting at some other AVRFreaks house and have a giant "High-Tech " yard sale!

That would make all your wife's happy!

The Great Smokey Mountains, Bellingham Washington, or even Tacoma (Pronunciation, spelling) Washington sound real good!

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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microcarl wrote:
zbaird wrote:
Maybe I'll call United Van Lines and see what it will cost to move all the good stuff (a.k.a. junk) in my garage to Carl's house. That would make my wife very happy.

Maybe we should all plan on meeting at some other AVRFreaks house and have a giant "High-Tech " yard sale!

That would make all your wife's happy!

The Great Smokey Mountains, Bellingham Washington, or even Tacoma (Pronunciation, spelling) Washington sound real good!

I've thought of these yard sale or junk exchange happenings many times too - But I have a feeling they are doomed to fail.

After the yard sale the wife is happy because all your old junk is gone, but after three minutes or so she will see the new old junk you have bought from the other guys :)

- Jani

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Congrats to the lucky receivers :).
I already had a feeling i wouldn't be one of them :roll:

Last Edited: Sun. Oct 14, 2007 - 11:28 PM
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I also tried to send one to js but he wouldn't take it.
I'd take it but then I would either have to blow mine up or give yours away like you have :lol:

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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I would definately be up for a "junk" sale! If you must get rid of stuff that you think a new and eager to learn hobbyist could use... please send a PM. I'll pay for it.

Michael

Dragon Slayer... no not that one...This one!

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Junk sale?!?!

I'll take that second Textronix TDS 2002 on the left with the $25 sticker on it. No, not that one, the one with the Transformer stickers on it. Yeah, that one. Thanks.

:-)

You can have my mac when you pry my cold dead fingers off of it.

Kevin McEnhill -- mcenhillk@gmail.com

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Wow! I didn't expect to win, just like I didn't expect it when Atmel sent me half a dozen AT90USB and FPSLIC chips, but I guess it really does help to try!
ELAB will appreciate it! :D

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As far as I know there are still three or four people willing to give oscilloscopes to worthy recipients for the price of shipping. It's been a few months but I assume (in most cases at least) the original offers still stand. I'd say if you need an oscilloscope and are appropriately needy (student, for example) post a request and see what happens.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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