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by jrob709
Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CATs and Home Depot.
Replies: 11
Views: 2825

Re: CATs and Home Depot.

i know cat 5 is used for computer networking and i'm pretty sure cat 3 is your everyday standard telephone line.<p>if i'm wrong somebody please tell me.<p>there isn't a home depot close to where i live and i've never actually gone out looking for cat lines.
by jrob709
Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need pic programming help
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: need pic programming help

I'm using the 12F629.<p>I did check my power supply and it puts out 20vdc even though it says 16vdc on it.<p>I'm trying to program the PIC while it is on the epic board and not in circuit.
by jrob709
Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need pic programming help
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

need pic programming help

i'm using the epic programmer from melabs.com and picbasic also from melabs.com<p>i keep getting programming error at "0000" and i don't know why.<p>the troubleshooting guide says i have a power supply problem but my supply is 16Vdc at 900mA.<p>i have tried a couple different parallel cables, downlo...
by jrob709
Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: led question
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

Re: led question

i don't have any but lsdiodes.com sells a 5mm 12,000 mcd white led for 90 cents.<p>the spec sheet says the viewing angle is 20 degrees at 8000 mcd, no other viewing angle info is listed.
by jrob709
Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:25 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: EPIC Pic programmer trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 1605

EPIC Pic programmer trouble

I recently bought a EPIC programmer and I'm having trouble getting it to work. I was reading the paperwork and it says to use an AC adapter that puts out 13-16 VDC at 300-500 mA.<p>My adapter is 16VDC at 900mA.<p>When I go to program I get an error "0000" which according to the help file is a power ...
by jrob709
Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: homemade switchboard
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

homemade switchboard

I'm looking to build a small telephone network with up to 10 phones to be basically an intercom system. I need any phone to be able to call any phone. I need help with a switchboard of some sorts.<p>I plan on using some inexpensive phones I found at Walmart for around $8.<p>Anyone out there know whe...
by jrob709
Mon Aug 11, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: PicBasic Pro... Is it worth the 250?
Replies: 3
Views: 2475

Re: PicBasic Pro... Is it worth the 250?

also wondering the same thing. the pic chips are so much cheaper that i would think the price is worth it.
by jrob709
Thu Aug 07, 2003 7:22 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: PICAXE microcontrollers
Replies: 1
Views: 1711

Re: PICAXE microcontrollers

anybody know if these things will be sold in the USA anytime soon?
by jrob709
Wed Apr 09, 2003 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK , so i have nothing better to do !
Replies: 13
Views: 2929

Re: OK , so i have nothing better to do !

no your not alone on that one, just a few days ago i rigged up a 555 astable to blink a single bright blue led for no reason at all. i just got bored. i'm still a student at a electronics school so when i can accomplish something like that it makes me feel like i'm getting my moneys worth.
by jrob709
Wed Mar 26, 2003 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: led flasher
Replies: 14
Views: 2789

Re: led flasher

where can i find a 3909 ?
i have looked in a few parts catalogs i have as well as my local radio shack and haven't been able to find any.
by jrob709
Sat Mar 01, 2003 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: small amp ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: small amp ?

its just a standard am/fm home radio and it worked great in the house i'm just having trouble picking up signals out in the pole barn possibly because of the metal skin of the building. i put a small cell phone like antenna on the roof and i can hear the music but its tough because of all the static...
by jrob709
Sat Mar 01, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: small amp ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

small amp ?

i have a radio in my pole barn the type that you use a piece of wire for an antennae.<p>i have trouble picking up anything, question is can i put in a small class a amp. where the antennae plugs into the radio, i don't want to damage the radio