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by pwillard
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sirius radio question
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: sirius radio question

It was amazingly easy to install the antenna wire for my sportster. The wire diameter is, well... tiny. It slid right under the rubber lip around the doors and windows until I could sneak it out through the trunk opening. No kinks were encountered. It's teflon coated... that stuff is nearly indestru...
by pwillard
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Etchant solution
Replies: 19
Views: 2830

Re: Etchant solution

I've used this method for years and have grown to like it WAY more than using Ferric Chloride. I've been making my own boards since 1977 so I'm no stranger to Ferric Chloride bit it was starting to have a lot of items in the negative column for me so I was thrilled to discover the Muriatic Acid/Pero...
by pwillard
Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help me in choosing web hosting
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

I have been using http://hostingrevolution.com/ for a few years now with great service and pricing after a friend starting using them to host the MYTHBUSTERS FANCLUB website... which is still hosted there as well. I'm only a long term customer saying I get good service and I'm happy with my choice.....
by pwillard
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comp USA out of business?
Replies: 16
Views: 3873

Apparently they won't go withn 100 Miles of of a FRY's. (fry's is better than CompUSA and RadioShack under one roof.) Not by alot... by by enough to make me prefer to shop there... which I guess works for them. We used to have like 5-10 Compusa's in the Atlanta regional area... now the nearest store...
by pwillard
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Stupid question.
Replies: 11
Views: 6668

C# is Microsoft's Idea of bringing C to a higher level but it's really C with a .NET flair with a desire to be JAVA.
by pwillard
Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strip Board
Replies: 7
Views: 1935

A neat way to plan out these boards would be to use the software tool from these guys. (LOCH is the German work for HOLE)

http://www.abacom-online.de/uk/html/lochmaster.html

I use a few of their products and really like how they work.

PW
by pwillard
Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny quote on Radio Shack parts for a posting here
Replies: 21
Views: 5427

Ahhh... Poly Paks... <SNIFF> My very first mail order experience. And it was ALL good. I agree that Fry's has loads of nice stuff. I was able to find a killer selection of SMD proto boards and related stuff... but that's not what I wnt there for. I still had to order what I wanted from BG MICRO, JAM...
by pwillard
Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: plastic injection molding
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

HEHE Somewhere in my collection of schematics I have a full schematic (no EPROM source code) for a 80's era, MC6809 based, controller for a small scale production injection machine. I seriously doubt it's a good idea to start with a MC6809 now, but the concept on this commercial controller was simpl...
by pwillard
Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Radio Shack making or losing money?
Replies: 15
Views: 4043

Electronics has changed so much that it is probably not profitable for Radio Shack to carry 2N2222's just because 1 in 10,000 people might have a week-end project. ...and get it right. Everything is not for sale just because of DC. It's because the capitalist system, by design, does not see country ...
by pwillard
Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A hole in my 556 IC.
Replies: 12
Views: 1912

Re: A hole in my 556 IC.

You know. Eagle can be overkill if you just want to draw a quick schematic.

Might I recommend SPLAN from ABACOM?


http://www.abacom-online.de/uk/html/body_splan.html

Creating your own shapes is a breeze...
by pwillard
Fri Nov 22, 2002 10:08 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: RVK users group
Replies: 1
Views: 1887

Re: RVK users group

Yes, I'd be interested Dave.<p>I hadn't paid much attention to RVK Basic until this week but after looking it over for a few minutes I find it pretty clever.<p>It took me about 5 minutes to write some code to test a 4 digit 5x7 "intelligent" display I got from BGMicro, note: the specs are at: http:/...