[sdiy] REVIEW: Beat707 Arduino Drum Sequencer

Graham Atkins gatkins at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun May 22 12:45:45 CEST 2011


Can you say that again in English please :-)

Graham

On 22 May 2011, at 10:54, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:

> On Fri, 2011-05-20 at 06:10 -0700, MTG wrote:
>> Curious that they wouldn't just program at the microcontroller  
>> level and
>> ditch the Arduino "compiler".
>>
>> GB
>> www.musictechnologiesgroup.com
>
> It's just avr-gcc.  If you can do it with avr-gcc you can do it with  
> the
> Arduino environment, mostly.  It includes in some boilerplate so you
> don't have to pratt about setting up commonly-used parts of the AVR
> environment, but beyond that there's nothing magic about it.
>
> If you want to use Arduino sketches but you don't like the Java IDE (I
> don't; I have a P4 3GHz with 2G of RAM, no chance of that ever running
> Java in any meaningful way) then you can use arscons and any editor  
> you
> like:
> http://code.google.com/p/arscons/
>
> I'm curious as to why anyone would go to the trouble and expense of
> buying an ATMega 328, flashing STK500 into it, getting a crystal,  
> making
> a board, and finding some sort of USB-to-serial bridge when you can  
> buy
> an Arduino for a tenner.
>
> Gordon MM0YEQ
>
>
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