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by jimandy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2360

Re: What do you call this?

Right on! When talking USB most of us don't think about "NTSC analog video out" with regard to USB cables sold all over the place. The hybrid USB cables with the RCA plug pigtail fall well within the category of proprietary. I'm just grousing about the fact that the terms "Mini" and "Micro" are inad...
by jimandy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2360

Re: What do you call this?

Actually my query was about different types of USB connectors designated "micro" (5 pin, 8 pin, 11 pin). The original problem was solved when I ordered a cable (from China) as mentioned in the well produced and informative video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xspDf3UTi3w&t=131s) where the narrator...
by jimandy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2360

Re: What do you call this?

Maybe I am one of few that gets hung up on terminology but if dealing with the compatibility of a cable at the connector end, the terms for USB type "mini" and "micro" are not really sufficient, particularly with the "micro" category, as it seems to encompass a collection of connectors that vary in ...
by jimandy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2360

Re: What do you call this?

OK, so I think I have narrowed this down to a connector identified as a "Micro 8 Pin" that matches the dimensions of one of the 4 adapter tips in a kit of adapters packaged under the name brand Cyber Power, and sold at WalMart (and on eBay with pictures) But a Google of the term finds no site that I...
by jimandy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2360

Re: What do you call this?

Cameras are sold by Amazon and others so you can get lots of info there on the SQ11 and Hawkeye Firefly.
by jimandy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2360

Re: What do you call this?

I'm having trouble on this forum. I logged in and replied and it came back and said I need to log in!!!
by jimandy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2360

What do you call this?

What do you call this. It's a USB style connector the same shape of a micro B but with slightly different dimensions. It is on the charging cables that come with the SQ11 and Firefly DV micro cams and their look-alikes. It is approx. 5 x 2 mm.( The micro B is approx 7.5. x 3 mm). Other than the cabl...
by jimandy
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: proto builder for hire?
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

Re: proto builder for hire?

Thanks haklesup. I remember some of your good advice posts from years back when I was more active in this forum.
Good to know you're still around.
by jimandy
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: proto builder for hire?
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

proto builder for hire?

My age has taken a toll on my soldering skills and vision so I no linger work at my shop bench. But I still have some circuit ideas I want to try and my scope still works! I'm wondering if there as those out there who enjoy taking a reasonably well documented circuit diagram and description and turn...
by jimandy
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CID logger
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: CID logger

Thanks Vern, The DIY projects are interesting but I'm staying away from projects that are less than plug and play regardless how simple they might be. (an age problem) What I am looking for is something that would just sit there unattended for a period time until I dump it's output (in ascii text) i...
by jimandy
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CID logger
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: CID logger

Well there'a always crowdfunding :grin:
by jimandy
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CID logger
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: CID logger

Thanks Dale, Found where this subject had a lengthy thread in the pxiaxe forum... (see http://www.picaxeforum.co.uk/showthread.php?23790-Caller-ID-Decoder-Project) But no one came up with a buildable project or inexpensive product. The closest thing I have found is a rather pricey ($169 and up) unit...
by jimandy
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CID logger
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: CID logger

Thanks haklesup. My land line (by cable) service does not provide a log of incoming calls.

Still looking for a logging solution. What would work would be any CID decoder that can deliver it's output via USB, or even RS232 serial. I can figure out how to do the rest.
by jimandy
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CID logger
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

CID logger

it is great to be back in the forum again after several years absence. My question is this. I want a gadget that lets me log caller ID's. I want to accumulate a list that can be loaded into a spreadsheet and sorted. I am trying to get stats on the numbers (and names when present). Yes, I have a mess...
by jimandy
Wed May 20, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did they do that?
Replies: 10
Views: 2751

Re: How did they do that?

Ok, I jumped before Googling. The device I am talking about is not for storage! It is called a "USB Web Key". It's purpose is to automatically 1. Open the browser on the Mac or PC it is inserted into 2. Redirect the browser to the vendor's web site. In further reading I learned that it is pretty sim...