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by CeaSaR
Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:27 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: CNC question
Replies: 12
Views: 4615

Re: CNC question

The thing is, you don't move the aluminum. You move the cutting head in xyz planes. For a better idea of what this means, go to page 92 of the April 2004 issue of Nuts & Volts. Look at the ad in the middle of the page for www.nextwaveautomation.com . Perhaps they can explain it better than I. When I...
by CeaSaR
Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVD to VHS
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: DVD to VHS

Alternatively, you can use any number of video enhancers out on the market. Just place them between the VCR and the DVD. One place to look is MCM Electronics . They have several, ranging from $20 on up. This is a little more direct than the computer route (less expensive also). <p>I have talked to s...
by CeaSaR
Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teddy ruxpin
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: teddy ruxpin

You are correct in that one channel is the "control" for the animation while the other channel is the standard audio. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the control was. Funny thing, a friend of the family had one for their child (back in the '80's) and put a heavy metal tape in and pushed play - th...
by CeaSaR
Sat Apr 03, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: CNC question
Replies: 12
Views: 4615

Re: CNC question

Did you ever think of hacking an old pin printer? You could carve up the old mechanics to put the "roller" onto a flat plane to move the stock in a nice linear fashion, while the head would be on a stationary bar over the workpiece to slide back and forth as normal. Then you could hack the head to t...
by CeaSaR
Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: ACAD to G&M Codes
Replies: 2
Views: 1664

Re: ACAD to G&M Codes

Found some insight to G&M codes here . Click on the help button once the applet loads. Unfortunately the text is in another applet, so you can't cut and paste, but the codes are there. The G codes deal with manipulation of the cutting head and subroutines while the M codes deal with coolant and endi...
by CeaSaR
Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Displaying contents of an ASCII file in VB
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Re: Displaying contents of an ASCII file in VB

I have found that VB1 is a pain in the a** because of its limited abilities. It worked great for the slot machine that someone posted about awhile back (was it this board or another???) as it allowed scrolling of the pictures AND the totals (both the money and the # of times played), but to get the ...
by CeaSaR
Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Displaying contents of an ASCII file in VB
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Re: Displaying contents of an ASCII file in VB

Greg,<p>Tried your suggestion:<p>Sub Text7_GotFocus () frame5.visible = true text9.visible = true Open "soilname.txt" For Input As #1 Input #1, text9.text Close #1 End Sub<p>Comes up with an error highlighting the period between text9 and text saying invalid use of object. Obviously everything up to...
by CeaSaR
Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:23 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Displaying contents of an ASCII file in VB
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Displaying contents of an ASCII file in VB

Hello everyone,<p>I need to be able to show the contents of an ASCII text file in a scrollable (sub)window on my main form. The "window" will become visible when a text control is clicked and invisible when another text control loses focus. I have that part worked out, but cannot figure out how to g...
by CeaSaR
Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gameshow Buzzer questions
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Gameshow Buzzer questions

Ok, in my sleep deprived state, I couldn't remember how much info Alltronics provided, but after a revist they provide info enough for you to make a fairly informed decision. Sorry Alltronics.<p>CeaSaR
by CeaSaR
Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gameshow Buzzer questions
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Gameshow Buzzer questions

Thanks Russ! <p>Alltronics list very little spec info on most components (at least what I was looking for). To keep parts count down (and cost), I'll look for a 12v 1/2amp max lamp. <p>Once again, thank you for your concise reply Russ.<p>CeaSaR
by CeaSaR
Wed Mar 03, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gameshow Buzzer questions
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Gameshow Buzzer questions

Hello everyone,<p> I have been recruited to build a gameshow buzzer for my children's school. Thank goodness for TJ Byers Q&A column. I have decided to use the circuit that James Drake submitted in the Nov. 2003 issue on page 30. I like the idea of using SCR's instead of relays, but my local RatShac...
by CeaSaR
Fri Feb 20, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Build an MP3 player?
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Build an MP3 player?

OK, I found the article. It's in the January 2002 Poptronics on page 27. The article is 11 1/4 pages long! The mp3 player uses a HDD controlled by a 87C52-SBAA microcontroller. It also uses a LCD screen to help you select/manage your music. There is a complete kit available at PJRC for $150. They ha...
by CeaSaR
Sun Feb 15, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: motor keeping time with music
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: motor keeping time with music

I know a fellow who runs a Sound Company (does the PA work for LOTS of fairs on the East Coast and a number of bands - mostly country - Charlie Daniels is one that comes to mind immediately) and he used to have a bass driver composed of a motor and balanced hammers on the end of the shaft that struc...
by CeaSaR
Sun Feb 15, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Build an MP3 player?
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Build an MP3 player?

Poptronics (maybe it was Popular Electronics) had an article on how to build a portable MP3 player with minimal parts and a hard drive that ran off of batteries. Give me some time to go through my back issues to find it.<p>CeaSaR
by CeaSaR
Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: digital speedometer
Replies: 16
Views: 2735

Re: digital speedometer

Garry,<p>Forgot to mention that you probably ought to try to fix your original speedo anyway because you need to keep track of your car's mileage. The digital speedo would only keep track of kilometers - not so easy to tell a buyer how far its been run when the ticker says 100,000 and it is really 6...