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John Foreman
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I used to like the iPad google+ app. Now it sucks. 
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MIDI out on arduino? Has anyone built a midi out control with an arduino? Im on my iPad and I couldn't find a way to search the community so I apologize if this question has been asked more times than people care to answer. Anyway. I'm a hobby guitar player and would like a simple foot controller to use with ableton live. Either USB or midi connector will work. A raspberry pi would work also. It depends on which one is the easiest for me to accomplish my goal. 
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You can use arcore by rkistner on any arduino based on Atmega32u4 it´s very simple https://github.com/rkistner/arcore
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The new iPad google+ interface sucks! I don't like that every post is full screen. I liked the old layout better
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Has anyone been able to link a pi to a Wink hub? Looking for a way to use the pi to extend the hardware possibilities of the wink
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My wife and I just moved to the northwest region of Ohio and I found out by happenstance that a maker space had just opened about six months ago. I took a tour of the facility yesterday and I'm stoked. It's not fully equipped yet but it's getting there. If your in this region, google Big Fab Lab Bowling Green Ohio. They are doing arduino meet ups and drone meet ups. In the arduino meet up they are working on a home automation system and the drone group is working on building FPV's working towards racing. The guy giving me the tour was excited that I knew what a maker space was, but I was a little disappointed he had not seen any Know How episodes and had never heard of Twit.TV. Guess I'll get to spread the gospel. 
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Check up at @Utoledo as well, there was talk of putting something in outside engineering, but I don't know if it actually got of the ground
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Took everyone's advice and got the Syma X5C for flight training.  Having a blast so far and still learning to fly.  Here's a quick video of my trying to keep the grand daughter in the shot.  not so good yet but i'll get there.  Thanks for everyone's advice.  Time to start ordering the parts for the KH250 build!
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Careful... this hobby is going to suck you in. :)
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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ just watched all the KH shows on the KH250 build.  What radio are you using and would you suggest getting the same one or is there one that you prefer?
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Allow me to reiterate.
If you're building a 250 quad a Fly Sky T6 (not to be confused with FrSky) would be fine.
Six channels = 4 for Pitch, Roll, Aileron and Throttle. 1 channel for "Flight Mode" switch.
Last remaining channel can be used to turn on/off led lights or whatever you choose.

Since you previously stated an interest to build a 450 size quad and might be attaching a camera and maybe a gimbal, I would get something with more than 6 channels.
If you can part with the cash the FrSky Taranis RC X9D Plus will do everything you can ask for.
With 16 channels, you'll never run out!
Out of Stock now, but.
http://www.getfpv.com/radios/frsky-taranis-x9d-plus-2-4ghz-accst-radio-x8r-combo-w-case-mode-2.html
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MIDI out on pi? Has anyone built a midi out control with a pi? Im on my iPad and I couldn't find a way to search the community so I apologize if this question has been asked more times than people care to answer. Anyway. I'm a hobby guitar player and would like a simple foot controller to use with ableton live. Either USB or midi connector will work. Arduino would work also. It depends on which one is the easiest for me to accomplish my goal. 
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Pi is definitively an overkill. Also, you don't need the optocoupler, if your device will be powered off a battery. You only need a midi socket, a cheap atmega 168 module from ebay or arduino nano and a resistor, some pots /switches plus some code of course.

or you can try this

http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-your-Arduino-Uno-into-an-USB-HID-Mididevice/
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I did a tear down on a Cree connected led. I want to use the same circuit to power some 24v landscape lights. Anyone know anything about the Cree led driver? Volts? AC/DC? I've not been able to find out to much with google other than using the part of the bulb that links to the home automation system (I'm using Wink)
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No data sheet. Found a guy on you tube who took the Cree connected bulb apart and figured out the radio chips 4 pins. The rest of the circuit is a mystery. I'll post some pics tomorrow 
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I just bought a wink home automation hub, does anyone know if it's possible to link an arduino to it.
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There's an api that I have found a little hard to use. It runs a Linux distro and is pretty locked down for security reasons
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so i got this battery set from amazon when I got my Syma X5C and the charger is horrible.  Anyone have any suggestions for a better charger or a DIY link?  It already has one port that wont charge at all and another one about to stop working..
Amazon.com: Teenitor 3.7V 600mAh 20C Lipo Battery(4PCS) with 4 In 1 X4 Battery Charger for Syma X5 X5C Parts: Toys & Games
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You will need an adapter. You can use a walkera socket like the one in the cheapo USB chargers along with the included clip leads, or maybe patch together something more permanent with banana plugs that connect directly to the output. It can only do one at a time technically, but there is a JST to 5(?) Walkera battery adapter on Amazon that will connect to the IMAX and allow you to connect 1 or more batteries.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MF7LNPW/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1442957661&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=walkera+connectors&dpPl=1&dpID=410l9CEtoqL&ref=plSrch

With the included adapters it will handle all the full size mutil-cell packs you will come across normally. That's what it will be the best at.

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I may need to do an RFID application for a customer. It will work like this. Read RFID number, write number to a file on a PC hard drive (text file). Is a Pi overkill for this? Is there a simpler cleaner chip for this application?
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There are other considerations.  It's more difficult to find thin adhesive-backed RFID tags than, say, NFC tags.  However, the read range on some NFC readers are more limited compared to typical RFID readers.  There are manufacturers of hobby-range NFC readers that are better than others (e.g., Adafruit's).  You'll have to experiment.
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