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I am somewhat disappointed at the lack of newsgroups dedicated to
microcontrollers. Specifically the more popular ones such as Arduino,
Raspberry Pi, Propeller, Basic Stamp, etc.
The existing groups (alt.microcontrollers and
alt.microcontrollers.8bit) have shown little to no activity in recent
years. With the increased popularity of these amazing devices it would
seem wise to start a new group specific to our interests.
Creating a new group seems a little daunting to me. Is there anyone
out there with usenet experience that would take on the project of
starting a new group?
Everyone, please let me know your thoughts.

Re: Microcontroller NG
On 10/2/2015 2:03 PM, Kevin Glover wrote:
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What is lacking in any newsgroup other than participants?  Certainly  
there is nothing wrong with the names you list above.  If there is  
little activity in alt.microcontrollers, why would you expect a new  
group to have more activity?

The bottom line is any new group would need to be promoted.  You can do  
the same promotion for an existing group without the hassle of forming a  
new group.



Re: Microcontroller NG

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I have a long list of "favorite" groups that nobody posts in.  I keep  
them just in case.

I did not look for groups for the others, but the Raspberry Pi group  
(comp.sys.raspberry-pi) seems to have some activity.


Re: Microcontroller NG
On 10/2/2015 5:18 PM, Fred McKenzie wrote:
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Totally rPi oriented of course.  How about comp.arch.embedded?



Re: Microcontroller NG
On Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:54:48 -0400, rickman wrote:

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comp.arch.embedded both has enough activity *and* people who know what  
the hell they are talking about.

Also, Kevin gets +some for posting in sci.electronics.equipment that has  
almost zero activity.

Re: Microcontroller NG
On Sun, 4 Oct 2015 11:56:02 +0000 (UTC), Aleksandar Kuktin

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Just covering all sci.electronics bases.

Re: Microcontroller NG
Can you really call Rasberry Pi a microcontroller?
more like microcomputer, right?

i'm interested in PICs. those are microcontrollers for sure.
Arduino is based off a PIC.

They are programmed in C.

Arduino has some kinda interface, crust, which makes it possible to program without directly using C.

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