RSGB 'Tonight @ 8' Webinars
A reminder to all that the RSGB webinar series on a whole range of radio-related topics continues. Each episode will also be made available to re-watch on YouTube soon after it has been streamed live.
Not wishing to be unkind to Heather, but the last presentation she did for the RSGB on GNU Radio Companion was a complete shambles (mainly, it has to be said, due to software issues) so I hope this one goes a lot better. I'll be watching for sure. I'm a complete noob when it comes to Arduino programming, and I'm currently working my way through various YouTube courses and tutorials, so I really do hope it's useful.
Now, how do I turn this bloomin' LED off?
How to get started in software construction and where it can lead you, by Heather Lomond M0HMO
All you need to get started in software construction is a personal computer (Windows, Linux, Mac – they’ll all do), some spare time and, if you want to make a ‘thing’ then some loose change.
There are three easy and virtually free routes into writing your own programs: develop applications that run on your PC using the free Qt environment; write programs to run on one of the Arduino boards (£3 from China plus a USB cable) using the free Arduino application; or go for the middle ground with a Raspberry PI (around £40) and a wi-fi connection.
Heather will take you through the setup for each of these and show you just how easy it is to go from flashing an LED through developing an ATV receiver to producing a fully-featured windows PC application such as her Mapper entry in the RSGB construction competition.