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Electronics examples on wiki pages


#1

I find it odd that there is no mention of electronics on the wiki Tutorials at all. I really feel like the tutorials are lacking in completeness because of this. A brief mention of how to hook things up, especially for the beginner tutorials, would be great.

Is there any reason the electronics side of things has been totally ignored in the tutorials?


#2

It is very discourteous to complain in your first post.

There are electronics tutorials all over the web. This forum is specifically for GHI hardware and the .NET Micro Framework.


#3

There is no need. GHI does the electronics for you so you can enjoy electronics with need for hardware knowledge. As for software, we cover about everything plus we provide free ebooks. Plus the community here is more helpful than usual. They have designed complete boards from scratch.

Still, you and community are welcome to add hardware related tutorials and we will support.

This community is about helping and getting help. Even GHI gets help back from this community. So welcome to the community and we look forward to helping you and seeing you helping others as well.


#4

@ snoopen

Welcome to FEZ land :slight_smile:

Is this something that you are looking for to help get started or is this something you are comfortable with and want to contribute to the documentation ?

If you need help getting started, please let us know the NETMF board you are using and the components that you trying to hook up. Are you using 3 pin eblocks, sheilds, Gadgeteer modules, bread board, perf board etc.


#5

Firstly, I’m not unfamiliar with programming or electronics myself. But I will try and explain where I’m coming from. My inspiration for mentioning this partially comes from this thread: http://www.tinyclr.com/forum/1/3838/

When I say electronics I’m not talking about the finer details of how the devices work. I know it may seem trivial but all I expected was for the beginners tutorials to explain how things are connected to the device being programmed. Even if it’s as simple as “plug in your X board which uses pin N” or “connect a resistor and LED between pins X and Y (with illustration)”. And then run through a few examples with these connected.

If this was overlooked unintentionally then I am happy to and comfortable enough to add this to at least a few of the tutorials. If the tutorials are like this by design then my only other comment would be to include a link to such examples on the internet.

Thanks Gus and Rajesh, it looks like you’ve got a great support community here. I’ll look forward to participating further on the forums when I get more involved with my new FEZ Panda II. I’m currently correcting a few minor English and formatting errors I’ve noticed in a few of the wiki tutorials.

ransomhall, thank you for leading by example and extending to me the same courtesy you expected of me. I’m sorry you were upset by my comments but I am simply trying to provide constructive criticism. You can be assured that my interests are in supporting the community and sharing of information.


#6

That is great. Any help is always appropriated.


#7

No worries :slight_smile: I’m a document specialist by day so it’s in my nature to look at the details of documentation! A missing full stop at the end of a paragraph is often enough to make me stop reading and hit edit!


#8

@ snoopen. A doc specialist eh, that’s great once you get round to moving on from the panda to the gadgeteer platform you could help contrib to the gadgeteer ebook too http://www.tinyclr.com/forum/21/4383/#/3/
let me also add my welcome to the community


#9

@ snoopen - I am not upset by your initial post. IF you had started by stating your intentions as you now have, you would not have been met with such an acerbic response. I often play “bad cop” on this forum to prevent this cherished resource from going the way of many forums - overrun with useless information. Did you notice how fast the “good cops” chimed in?


#10

@ snoopen

Nice start on wiki! :clap: