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by nbrucew
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Projects & Kits
Topic: Sound for Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 5498

Sound for Projects

I am basically a intermediate hobbyist and not totally familar with forum but use Nuts/Volts mag regularly. Searching ways to add sound to projects. Would articles outlining various methods. Built Peanut Butter Monster detector and such with hacked RadioS 20sec module using PIC 16F690 to control it ...
by nbrucew
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Vista 64 and MPLAB IDE/PicPro Demo
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Vista 64 and MPLAB IDE/PicPro Demo

Real novice so bear with, thanks. Was using MPLab IDE and PicPro Demo basic with Windows 64 with reasonable success as I learned .. going to buy full PicBasic but computer died. Replaced with new and Vista 64 bit OS. Cannot compile now even with newest downloaded versions. Question... is it possible...
by nbrucew
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CMOS 74HC164 Shift Register
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

CMOS 74HC164 Shift Register

Novice electronics hobbyist. Building toy for grandkid using 74HC164 shift register wired as ring counter to circulate some LED lights. Only using outputs Q to Q5, leaving outputs Q6-Q7 floating. Question ... realize with CMOS chips you should not have any input gates floating ... but how about outp...
by nbrucew
Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: How to start - PIC / Microcontroller
Replies: 20
Views: 12456

PICkit2 Starter Kit

Thanks for information on getting started with Pic Microcontrollers ... am deciding on purchasing Microchip PICkit2 starter kit for $49.95 direct from Microchip to speed things up .. any comments on this decision, better way to go ????
by nbrucew
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: How to start - PIC / Microcontroller
Replies: 20
Views: 12456

How to start - PIC / Microcontroller

Brand new so be gentle. I would like to begin learning pic/microcontroller for basic fun project stuff. Need suggestions on how to start ... BasicStamp, Atombasic, Atmel microcontrollers, ... is there a project kit ? or equivalent that provides software, compiler, microprocessor .. took course while...