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Arduino workshop at Local Motors

A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop on Arduino at Local Motors (LM). There were about 20 people, some with experience; others with none. Some brought their own Arduino kits and LM provided kits for us who did not have. First, there was a presentation on Arduino so that we could understand the basics. Then we started the workshop; our first exercise was to blink a LED. In Arduino terms, you enable one pin as output, then you loop to set the value to 0 and 1. Here's the code:

// Pin 13 has a LED connected on most Arduino boards.
int led = 13;

Phoenix AZ Linux Installfest Sat 04/18/2015

Linux Installfest
WhenSat, April 18, 10am – 4pm
WhereUniversity of Advancing Technology: 2625 W Baseline,Tempe, AZ 85283 (between 48th and Fry's) (map)
Description*Who:* Anyone interested in Linux.

*Who* Anyone interested in Linux is welcome. We can just chat or we can install on almost any version of Linux on your computer router server or Raspberry PI or???or fix or learn open source programs in a one on one
training class

Flash your BIOS

Recently, I had to flash my laptop BIOS. It had a very old version, A13 and the latest version is A34. But my laptop is running ubuntu 14.04 and the dell site provides a windows exe, E6400A34.EXE. So, this is what I did:

1. I used a small usb drive I have, formatted it fat32
2. went to the DELL site, found the latest bios for my E6400 laptop and saved that file to the usb drive.
3. I d/l the sysresccd iso (about 435MB) from and burnt it to a CD.


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