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July 22, 2011
by codenamejupiterx
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i have just completed the tempsensor project and i want to move on to a new project with motors. But when i read the code that was given to me by nerdkit for the temperature sensor i realized that i have never programmed in this fashion before(directly to a micro-controller). I know how to read code and all, but shifting left stuff

 ex. ADCSRA = (1<<ADEN) | (1<<ADPS2) | (1<<ADPS1) | (1<<ADPS0)

is foreign to me. I guess my question is, should i first understand the micro-controller better or is my problem software related ( using commands from libraries that im not use to)?

July 22, 2011
by Rick_S
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Bit shifting is a common question on the forum here. 1st step is read the section in the guide covering this. The next step is search the forums for bit shift. There have been a lot of good explanations.

Rick

July 22, 2011
by codenamejupiterx
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Will do. Thanks Rick....:)

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