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  • Hello again.

  • As you know, I am Eli the computer guy.

  • Today we're going to be doing an unboxing of the same smart mega four wheel drive car kit for the Arduino.

  • So we're moving along and are literal Arduino track here.

  • I'm interested in learning about our do we know just to understand this whole world of I o T devices.

  • So I would argue when you're thinking about the modern world that you should be thinking about raspberry pi an Arduino the way that we used to think about PCs way back in 2005 basically the idea of if you can assemble Io ti devices and build them into some kind of network that can do something useful then that could be valuable for you.

  • So the idea is instead of setting up 10 computers in a computer lab and selling that are setting up 100 computers in an office and selling that Theo ideas, you go to a farm and set up 50 different sensors that can then push information back to a main server or you go into an industrial facility and set up all kinds of different devices to be able to track what is going on now when you're dealing with the yard.

  • We know what's interesting about the Arduino is you can use it for a number of different things.

  • One of the big things you can use it for is four sensors, so light sensors, temperature sensors, humidity, sensors, those type of sensors.

  • But then, the other thing that the Arduino is cool for is the fact that you can use it in order to control mechanical devices so you can use it to control motors.

  • And you can use it to control servos, which means which means you can end up using it to control little autonomous vehicles.

  • So as we go on, we start learning more about the Arduino.

  • One of things that I want to do is start playing with actually being able to create autonomous vehicles to see what the art we know can.

  • Really d'oh!

  • It's a cool, fun project, and I also think in this modern world of you know, whenever we think about autonomous vehicles, we think about autonomous cars like autonomous semi trucks or Thomas cars, and you think about that.

  • That's big technology.

  • That's a lot of liabilities.

  • That's a lot of rules.

  • It's a lot of regulation.

  • That's something probably none of us.

  • It's walking this video one to deal with.

  • On the other hand, what have you had little autonomous vehicles in order to move inventory around in your warehouse, Right.

  • What?

  • Have you had little autonomous vehicles in order to send mail in your building?

  • What if you could create little autonomous vehicles that would basically go down a hallway and then it would stop?

  • But certain doors and people could open open up their door and pick out their mail or something like that?

  • That might be a valuable thing.

  • So why I went out and bought a kit, So I know I get a lot of crap from people.

  • I get crap from people for buying Max, Iet crap from people from for using final cut.

  • I get crap from people for using wire cast.

  • I get crap from people all the time using dummies books.

  • Oh, my God.

  • Eli, you must be stupid.

  • 20 years of experience and you have dummies books.

  • What kind of a moron are you?

  • Well, one of the things that I've always said is what I like about dummies.

  • books and what I like about kits is basically you pay Ah, in order to save time and energy.

  • So what am I interested in with Arduino?

  • I am a professional.

  • I've already done a lot of trouble shooting in my life.

  • I've already done a massive amount of figuring out how things work in duct taping things together.

  • So for me, it's not an important skill to learn how to troubleshoot stuff.

  • I just simply want to be a bit dive in and learn the technology.

  • So it's nice about buying a kit like this is that this comes with all the parts.

  • It comes with all the parts.

  • It comes with everything that you need.

  • You can sit there, supposedly be able to actually build from the kit, get an idea.

  • Okay, so that's what that sensor does.

  • Okay, so that's how I control the wheels.

  • Okay, that's that's That's how this shield works in this situation.

  • And then from that I can go build my knowledge versus a lot of people.

  • What they do is, they say, I feel I'm not going to buy a kit.

  • I'm gonna buy all these individual components.

  • The problem is, you buy old individual components.

  • And what if you buy 90% of the right individual components?

  • So you buy the white right wheel base and buy the right sensor and even by the right shield.

  • But maybe you don't buy the right Arduino board.

  • So you're sitting there and you're trying to figure out why your contraption isn't working.

  • And the reason is is because you don't have enough power going to your motors.

  • You didn't realize that because he purchased the wrong little power mechanism for the device.

  • That's what's nice about buying kit like this is, You just get everything in there and then in the future, the future, then you get to start playing with stuff.

  • The other thing that I like about this particular kit is this comes with all new parts, as far as I'm concerned.

  • So it comes with the four wheel drive, the wheelbase.

  • It comes with a sensor, but even the Arduino remember, with the Arduino boards, there's a lot of different versions of the Arduino board.

  • They came out with the standard version of the Arduino board, and then people created their own different versions of it, and so the version of the Arduino that comes on This has Maur inputs on it too.

  • So it actually allows from worth sensors and more motors and all that kind of stuff in the normal Arduino board says the other nice part with this kit is I actually don't get any replication of the parts that already having my starter kit.

  • So this basically is just a bunch of new parts that I get t put into my little tool bucket.

  • So when I go to buy things in the future Now, if you're interested in one of these things if you go over, you take a look at the website.

  • Ah, this is the saying Smart.

  • So s a i n s m a r t Ah, And all this is a sane smart fool.

  • Real drive car Mega 2560 plus Sensor Shield plus plus Plus said you go here and you can see if you buy it off of their website.

  • It comes out to $80.

  • I went and I actually bought this micro center.

  • I really do like micro center and for whatever reason, was only $45 there s So it might be might be a good thing to go check out.

  • Your micro center might be able to save some money on it, but it goes through.

  • It tells you so you get the same smart, you get the 256 So the Mega Board S O.

  • This has a 54 digital input output pens, so it allows you put a lot more sensors on there.

  • Obviously, it comes with the the road, the four wheel drive robot platform.

  • It comes with the H bridge in order to deal with your motors, enables a signal volt range and has the ultrasonic distance sensor.

  • So all this stuff comes in the kit.

  • And so this is why I'm interested in it.

  • And that's why I'm very curious about doing the unboxing today.

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  • Let's get in to the UN Boxing.

  • So this is completely and utterly sealed.

  • I don't do these cheesy Unboxing is like other people do where they've already opened it before.

  • And then they Then they lay everything out all perfectly with me.

  • I pull out my nasty little knife, I cracked the thing open and then we get to see all the parts.

  • So let's go over to my little my little desk, my little desk camera so we could do the unboxing.

  • You can see you can see that some people have been laughing Ah, at me because I've been talking about I have actually started reading Karl Marx.

  • So these books literally are sitting on my desk right now.

  • So a lot of people have been asking about with the whole ai ai revolution in the Revolution of Robotics about what I think will happen and honestly, honestly, I started thinking about it a lot.

  • It was like, You know what?

  • You know what I think?

  • I think there was a guy ah, 100.

  • And some odd years ago that was talking about capitalism and the danger of over production.

  • Eso actually started reading Karl Marx pretty good stuff if you have not read the Communist Manifesto.

  • I'm just saying I'm just saying you don't gotta agree with it.

  • There is some scary stuff.

  • There's some interesting stuff in here is some scary stuff in here.

  • But as far as a I and Robotics is concerned, you may.

  • Well, you may want to pull out the marks.

  • I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised.

  • The Communist Manifesto again to be Claire.

  • To be clear, there's a couple of parts that are utterly horrific is a couple of parts that are utterly horrific.

  • But otherwise Yeah, I got that.

  • And then, uh then, of course, of course, this is the light rating.

  • This is the reading.

  • I'll get done tomorrow.

  • And then if you're really if you're really going to understand something, then you got to really dive into it.

  • But the reason that I show you this I know some people right now are fricking horrified that I'm sure you Karl Marx.

  • But this is one thing that I try to tell folks in the technology world is you do need to be thinking about things outside of the technology outside of Arduino and raspberry pi and ruby on rails and a I and machine learning.

  • The question that you have to be asking yourself is again, What problems are you trying to solve?

  • What?

  • What is the paradigm that you are approaching the world from and by reading smart people, you could figure that out again.

  • Whether or not you like karma.

  • Oh, don't get me wrong.

  • Do not get me wrong.

  • Some of the stuff in the cut, the Communist manifest.

  • You, uh, Gagan like Oh my God, You can't say that.

  • Apparently did.

  • But it s so that's our little box here.

  • Not been a bad sized box.

  • Flip this thing over, Crack it open, and we show ups.

  • We shall see what is inside.

  • Ah, so the reason that I'm doing these these kind of little unboxing is too.

  • It's just to give you guys an idea, guys and girls, An idea of what you can expect in these kits.

  • And I will be doing Maur advanced classes on the Arduino shortly.

  • I think my first, my first real class in there do we know will probably be on Friday.

  • So So basically with that, yes, have a crappy thing that goes away, and then you got to open up the real box.

  • Oh, look at that.

  • They open up the real box, and you got all little kinds of parts inside.

  • Okay, so we have the mega board in here.

  • So this is the Arduino Mega board that they owe so nicely put in a static bag.

  • Don't they have a little cut thing for the stat?

  • That's why we have a knife.

  • Okay, let's see if I cut myself doing this.

  • Okay, so this is the mega r DWI.

  • No board s o.

  • This is the big Arduino bored with the 50 some.

  • So these air the additional digital inputs now, by comparison, just see, you know how this is different.