That’s it. I’ve decided. I have a lot of things to express and I’m going to express it here.
I’ve been around the Arduboy forums since March 22nd and I am absolutely blown away by this community and their dedicated leaders. I’m VERY blown away.
With this crazy world, this forum and arduboy has become the favorite relaxing pass-time of mine. to think that now I can create my own program and have it in my wallet, just leaves me in awe.
There’s so many things I love about the arduboy and I’m going to list my top 3.
- I have full control of my arduboy.
This is the true freedom. I can know its every bit of code, and I can do whatever I want with it. So many devices these days are still under the control of their maker. And often its very hard to separate utility from alerts/notifications. Here the moment I purchased it, full “admin” privileges are transferred to me. Suddenly new waves of creativity hits me.
- It’s so portable.
Like. I don’t have to worry about not having the space to bring it along. I can literally grab my phone and my wallet, and my arduboy is already with me. I really hope arduboy doesn’t get bigger. I think for how small it is, is what makes the price worth it. Sure you can get a $40 amazon tablet, but will it fit in your wallet? will you have root access?
- The screen is easy on the eyes.
I know I’m gonna spend a lot of time with a device that I have full control of. Because its kinda like flying. If you could fly tomorrow wouldn’t you spend all the moments exploring that ability? I really like OLED technology because it allows me to choose. how much electricity i use for whatever I’m trying to accomplish. At night. in the darkest room, the arduboy screen has such a fresh white pallet. its like every tiny pixel is a little angel and get to choose how many get turned on. So easy on the eyes. Yes, even at night in a pitch black room.
Okay I’m done praising the arduboy, now I’m gonna get very serious.
This community’s kindness makes me cry.
Seriously. I don’t think I’ve met a group of programmers more caring than the ones I’ve met and read about here. I feel so ashamed asking for help mostly because its… free. and I don’t want to ever take such hospitality for granted. I actually and hope that the people of this community have a wonderful, loving, happy, healthy life. It is deserved.
Now a little about me…? I’ve only known c++ since the beginning of this month. I really thought that with the arduboy I purchased I would just play people’s games and be done with it, but in my heart I was very opened to progressing beyond that and I felt a light but firm nudge from the arduboy’s marketing that there would be open arms of support and help. And its so true, and with this sort of encouragement, I jumped into c++. And its such a great feeling knowing that I’m now bettering myself through the software I now have on it.
So now I ask whoever stops by honestly what is too much? What is too much asking for help? Is it rude for someone to want to donate and support?. I won a small lottery and I don’t have any wife and kids but I have you guys, and you guys are teaching me. teaching me to become better.
Every year I give to charity, but lately I’ve decided to give charity to people, which is why I have a chunk to spend here. Not to show off, just because I want to give. because y’all are giving me more than I’ve ever really experienced for free its making my head kinda dizzy.
Maybe I’ll put up a couple bounties. I keep saying it and maybe it gets a bit boring but I really feel this can be revolutionary: the arduboy is great for brain games. I feel like I’m gonna try and push that agenda… with bounties. would that offend anyone? is that okay? I start offering bounties for some brain game makes?
Lastly, what do you want from me? I’m starting to pick up the pace with code learning, but I sometimes fear that I’m asking too many questions, that perhaps too often I pull on the curtails of some of the devs here. Am I imagining things? if I really am getting annoying will you let me know? The last thing I want is to upset you guys and gals. Please believe me on this. This is from the bottom of my heart.
I wish this community best hopes and regards and successful new iterations.