Hello everyone. I would like to take a moment and wish the community Happy Holidays. I don't like mixing politics and tech so I will stop there and just hope everyone is happy and doing well.
I have been tied up all month trying to create projects on Instructables.com using the MediaTek LinkIt One. For every project i could create they would send me a $50 Amazon gift card. There was a semi-limit on 8 projects. Once that point was reached they became a bit more discerning on what would be accepted. I wasted way too much time on a Bluetooth project trying to setup controls using Ardudroid. Anyway tonight is the cutoff date on that particular arrangment so now I can get on with working with the new STM32F4. I have really been looking forward to this and with a bit of a bankroll now (Amazon credit) I can afford to invest a little money into the project. Especially since the STM32F4 was sent to me free of charge. There were no add-ons included so anything past the basic board will be out of my pocket.
That said I think my first purchase will be the STM32F4DIS-BBSTM32F4DIS-BB STMICROELECTRONICS EXPANSION STM32F4 CORTEX-M4 FOR DISCOVERY BOARD Base Board I still have not totally firmed up exactly what it is this project will be but I am pretty sure the Base Board will be a worthy investment As I said earlier up to this point I have been consumed with getting that Amazon credit built up so I would be able to buy anything I will need for this project I have to say I am very excited to finally be getting to this point I would really like to make something like the robot I described in my DreamBoard Design 232867 Demolition-Bot http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-79205/l/volthauss-dreamboard-design-232867-demolition-bot which is what earned me the STM32F4 in the first place. (STM32F4DISCOVERY Board THROWBACK THURSDAY Giveaway)
Last night I did cut a robot base frame from a sheet of Plexiglas so technically I have started on this somewhat (at this point) hazy planned project. But I do expect to quickly have the design done soon and move on with rapid progress. If anyone has any suggestions at any point during this project please feel free to share your thoughts. Also I would like to hear from the other three recipients (see directly below) on how their projects are coming.
So that's all for now my friends.
Volthaus Electronics Laboratory
Dec. 20, 2015 9:05PM CST U.S.