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Nice to meet you Rob, we are also NY based. Where are you starting at with Arduino? Meaning – any specific projects you’re engaged in to learn, or you haven’t really gotten your toes wet?

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I have built a few projects from instructions. I’m trying to learn how to write my own codes now. So far I wrote two that I’m happy with.

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my Arduino Fan Powered Delivery Car is a learning project I am leading. Here we are learning how to integrate components like accelerometers, dead reckoning positioning, and control systems. You can certainly follow a long, it’s been a lot of phone so far.

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Looks cool but why are you using fans to power the car? Wouldn’t it be better to power the wheels?

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Haha – yea i always get that question.

It’s a true #learning project meaning it doesn’t have direct application. All the parts and systems I’m using are for the purposes of learning. So the set up of the project allows you to successfully learn DC motor control in a pretty sophisticated way without doing a project that takes months and months to build (eg, a drone from scratch), and yet the same core facets are being learned. So it’s pure learning.

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Okay. I see what your getting at.

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We are getting into the PID design right now, which is a pretty fascinating topic.

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