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by trooks
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Button!
Replies: 12
Views: 2306

Re: Hot Button!

Anytime the Government demands a 'back door' into a device that device becomes useless. If there is a back door the hackers always find it. Globally whichever country produces devices with no back doors will eventually get all the sales of those devices.

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by trooks
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: almost 10 days and no activity here... sad.....
Replies: 17
Views: 3293

Re: almost 10 days and no activity here... sad.....

Sometimes I get into really heated three way arguments when reviewing a design.

It is always Me, Myself and I.

But I always win<G>.


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by trooks
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old dog needs a few new tricks.
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Old dog needs a few new tricks.

gerty, I appreciate the input but this project only uses automotive actuators and has nothing to do with autos. The solenoids have been scavenged from wrecked/junk autos. My partner and I have way more time to hunt and scavenge that we have money to buy these costly items. Each is mated to a micropr...
by trooks
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old dog needs a few new tricks.
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Old dog needs a few new tricks.

While checking my bank statement I realized they are no longer taking out money for my student loans. I checked and realized that they were due to be paid off. I got no notice that they were paid off but the money stopped leaving my bank account. With all the wonderful feedback I have gotten and the...
by trooks
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old dog needs a few new tricks.
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Old dog needs a few new tricks.

Len, Thanks for the quick howdy and first lead on a direction to look. I have come across 'picaxe' mentioned quite few times in my poking around the web. I went with Parallax since early on one of my 'relearning' electronics projects had been a couple of Sumo-Bots and was delighted to have the 'Stam...
by trooks
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old dog needs a few new tricks.
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Old dog needs a few new tricks.

A friend shook up my retirement by getting me interested in helping him develop an idea he has for a product. He is the one with the college degree and it is Civil Engineering. We hard wired a basic system just to get 'proof of concept' to satisfy ourselves. A hard wired system has minimal utility f...