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by PainGypsy
Fri Jun 27, 2003 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smiling So Hard my Face is gonna Break
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Re: Smiling So Hard my Face is gonna Break

Biggest problem is most "inventors" are bigger dreamers than doers... :-\<p>The real satisfaction is being somewhere inbetween, or so I would imagine.<p>And Kudos Bob! Keep making it happen!<p>[ June 27, 2003: Message edited by: PainGypsy ]</p>
by PainGypsy
Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on a simple project
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Question on a simple project

I am building a launch device with countdown for model rockets. The main focus is a 10 led bar from radioshack. Using a 555 and 4017 to run them. I have them ticking from left to right but what I want is to have them all on when #1 is lit, all but #1 when #2 is lit.. and so on so it seems as a bar m...
by PainGypsy
Fri Jun 20, 2003 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: c547b = to-92/2n3906 ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: c547b = to-92/2n3906 ??

Thank you very much Russ!! I will use the test you described. Thank you for spelling it out a bit.
by PainGypsy
Fri Jun 20, 2003 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: c547b = to-92/2n3906 ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

c547b = to-92/2n3906 ??

I have a bunch of transistors labeled C547B PH98. I am wondering if I can use them in place of 2N3906. I am building an El Cheapo pic programmer as found in Myke Predko book "Programming PICmicro MCU's. I believe I have some labeled 548 as well. There is also call for a 78L12 and I have a few regula...
by PainGypsy
Fri Jun 20, 2003 6:16 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 2
Views: 1433

Re: Welcome

Just want to say I am Very glad to see this forum :) I have just gotten my first pic and will need help I am sure :)
by PainGypsy
Wed May 21, 2003 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: led display
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: led display

oh *snap* :) I see now that they are 7-segment and include drivers! I would love to have them.
by PainGypsy
Wed May 21, 2003 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: led display
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: led display

Are these 7-segment displays?? I'd be interested :) I am just getting started and at the point of collecting interesting parts. I have a couple displays and have ideas that could use more. I would also need/want driver chips for them. Let me know...
by PainGypsy
Thu May 08, 2003 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7 segment driver help
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: 7 segment driver help

ok, one thing I understand pretty well is binary... I have a stong tcp/ip background. After hooking up some led's to the outs on the counter it seems to be counting DOWN... I don't think it should be doing that. It is definately counting down... if that helps figure this out at all. I also grounded ...
by PainGypsy
Thu May 08, 2003 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7 segment driver help
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: 7 segment driver help

Those are the exact two data sheets I have been using to hook it all up. what if I have nothingon pin 3 or 4, that is how I started, then I hooked the 555 pulse to it... The way I read it, it would basically check the 4024 state on the fall of each clock...? How do I force it to show the state?? and...
by PainGypsy
Thu May 08, 2003 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7 segment driver help
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

7 segment driver help

I am New to electronics and just trying some things out. I am working on getting a 7 segment display to work. I have a 555 a 4024 and a 9368 as well as a radio shack 7 segment common cathode display. I have everything hooked up like I believe it should be. all of the 4024's q's to the 9368's a's and...
by PainGypsy
Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: -first post- Need help with motorizing a pedal car
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: -first post- Need help with motorizing a pedal car

Thank you all for the great advice. I love my daughter very much and closely supervise her even if she goes outside, much less if she is riding her pedal car or bike. I have thought about all of the contingencies that you have mentioned andmore. <p>I have a friend who is a master sheet metal worker ...
by PainGypsy
Sat Mar 29, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: -first post- Need help with motorizing a pedal car
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

-first post- Need help with motorizing a pedal car

Fitst off, I have been reading this forum for a couple weeks (just getting into electronics) and think it is the best resource on the web I have seen yet. So thanks in advance :) <p>I bought my daughter a Kettle brand petal car and have set out to motorize it. It is very light-weight and well design...