Philosophy of design.... How to make things. Computer programs. Databases. Electronic circuits. The concepts here are important to many of the things I try to help you with in many parts of this site... and, if you'll forgive my pomposity... perhaps even in "Life" generally!
Open Office database ("Base") tutorials for novices. A new venture, but maybe it can help you not waste time that I had to! Contains links to other Open Office tutorials, too. These tutorials are for the HSQL variant supplied with OpenOffice version 2... which is a potential Access slayer. (I didn't like Adabas, which came with the commercial version of OO version 1)
Getting started, general electronics. Some of the electronics you need for having fun with Arduinos, etc, you can pick up as you go along. You really do need to understand the basics to be able to proceed smoothly, instead of stumbling from confusion to confusion. When you are ready to face that fact, I hope what is on the menu this link takes you to will be helpful.
Lazarus tutorials for novice and intermediate programmers. Lazarus is free and multi-platform, and well worth the time of someone who is serious about learning a bit about programming, or wanting to use a "grown up's" general purpose programming language. It grew out of the proprietory Delphi, and the tutorials from the next link will often apply directly to Lazarus programming as well.
Delphi tutorials for novice and intermediate programmers. Probably my most important contribution to the internet. Delphi programmers are, I admit, an esoteric audience! These tutorials should also inform the Lazarus programmer, please do contact me if you find something in one of them won't also work in Lazarus.
Guide to programming in Pascal... with a link to a suitable free compiler. Graded exercises. (Lazarus and Delphi are Pascal-based.)
Page of links to material for schools or hobbyists interested in weather monitoring, especially via the Dallas / Maxim 1-Wire / MicroLan / iButton.
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