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Are clone-specific questions on topic for this site?

There are a lot of different Arduino clones of varying quality on the market. Obviously they are mostly equivalent to the standard ones, so hopefully the majority of questions should be widely ...
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When should an Arduino programming question be moved to Stack Overflow?

Programming is obviously a major part of using an Arduino, and a considerable amount of it is very domain specific (e.g. using particular libraries, or working with particular hardware). However, I ...
Peter Bloomfield's user avatar
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Why is Arduino.SE different? [EE.SE redux]

I realize this has been discussed in the Area 51 proposal and in the old site before it died, but I think that it would be a good idea to set this straight on Meta for the future's sake, so we have a ...
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What would you think about broadening the topic to include Raspberry Pi, Robotics and Embedded Systems in general?

I recently participated in the Embedded Systems private beta. It will be closing down next Friday, because there was not enough activity. In the meta post on the closing of the site, Andrew, a ...
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What should our "policy" be for questions that wouldn't survive on EE but aren't exactly fit for this site?

I recently posted When should I use a transistor, mosfet, and when should I use a relay? to see how the community would react. (Only 3 views so far so not really a big reaction yet, as you can see.) ...
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Are questions about IDEs other than the official IDE on-topic?

IDE's such as Eclipse, Emacs and Vim can be used with extensions to program the board. Are questions about installing IDEs being used to program the board on-topic? Are questions about using IDEs ...
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Is it OK to ask questions about "Arduino compatible" micros (not clones)?

There are many Arduino compatible micros and derivatives. I'm thinking specifically here of the Spark Core. It's not a clone, but uses the Arduino Sketch language and is wi-fi IoT oriented. Are ...
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How can we encourage new users to narrow down their problem? Could we improve the help center to fix this problem?

We've been getting a lot of questions recently when users dump hundreds, or even thousands (yes, this has happened) of lines of code into their question without even narrowing it down. This is simply ...
Anonymous Penguin's user avatar
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Are questions about serial communication using third party software on-topic?

The serial interface provided by Arduino can be utilized by many software packages that feature serial communication libraries. Are questions on setting up the serial connection, from such software ...
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