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by PICmeUp
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Building the "boring stuff"
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

Re: Building the "boring stuff"

Frank,

Could you please post a link to the "The Ancient Geeks" website you mentioned?

Thanks in advance!
by PICmeUp
Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: taillight converter - the other way
Replies: 14
Views: 2943

taillight converter - the other way

The other thing you could do, depending if the 4-wire source supplies enough power, is as follows: Connect R1 to R through a NC (normally closed) relay controlled by L. Connect L1 to L through a NC relay controlled by R. Connect B to L, R or running lights (if those are always on) through two NO (no...
by PICmeUp
Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stripping insulation from magnet wire
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

stripping insulation from magnet wire

I've wanted to make my own inductors, too - for an analog theremin.

Would you please describe your calculations?

Thanks!
by PICmeUp
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Motor control requirements
Replies: 6
Views: 3550

Motor control requirements

The DimensionEngineering motor controllers have many very useful features - worth imitating if you are going to sell these things. I used the SyRen25 ( http://www.dimensionengineering.com/SyRen25.htm ), which was very good, but the price is not fabulous. Maybe it would be worth making separate contr...
by PICmeUp
Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 3156

Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?

gerty,

That's just the kind of summary/advice I've been looking for. Thank you!
by PICmeUp
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 3156

Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?

gerty, Thanks for the great info. I think I'll mount the board on an insulator first thing if when I get it. Is it the MikroBasic that's giving you problems? I was thinking of using MikroC... Since you seem to be working through the learning curve, is there anything else that I should know, look out...
by PICmeUp
Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 3156

Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?

Hi all, Thanks for the VB advice. I was actually originally asking about PIC development boards. If you read my original post (top of the page), I'm considering MikroElektronika's EasyPIC5 board. I'm wondering: considering the requirements of my project - graphical LCD, 7-seg. LCD or LED, CF card us...
by PICmeUp
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 3156

Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?

Thanks for the tip. I'll take a look...

Yes, I have back-issues since Nov. 2006.

Do you think it would be easier for me to build my own setups even when using such devices as CF cards and graphical LCD's?
by PICmeUp
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 3156

Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?

I am designing and building a remote-controlled filming device (similar to a CAMCAT®) as an independent project at my high-school. I have been working hard on this project for many months, and recently finished debugging the proof of concept. This fully functioning prototype has been used now in fi...
by PICmeUp
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: variable output switching power supply
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

variable output switching power supply

I don't know if you are hoping to build the circuit yourself... If you are just looking for a variable switching regulator, DimensionEngineering makes two: the AnyVolt Micro Universal DC-DC Converter , which can regulate up or down, and can source 0.5A, and the 10W Step down adjustable switching reg...
by PICmeUp
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

Getting Started w/PIC Microcontrollers - advice, please?

I am designing and building a remote-controlled filming device (similar to a CAMCAT®) as an independent project at my high-school. I have been working hard on this project for many months, and recently finished debugging the proof of concept. This fully functioning prototype has been used now in fi...