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by CeaSaR
Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gameshow Buzzer questions
Replies: 3
Views: 841

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: 841

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: 841

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: 902

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: 995

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: 902

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: 2868

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...
by CeaSaR
Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: digital speedometer
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Re: digital speedometer

Garry,<p>I believe Edd nailed it with his very first supposition, ie - mechanical problem with the cable feeding the speedo unit. The type of problem you describe (flutter) is usually fixed by cleaning the mounting areas around the cable and either lubing the existing cable or replacing with a new c...
by CeaSaR
Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dos hints
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: dos hints

Right arrow to the end will show the whole last command also. Then you can left arrow back to the desired spot and use delete to remove an extra character or insert to add characters at that point, then right arrow to the end again. Don't forget to hit insert again to return to standard typing.<p>Ce...
by CeaSaR
Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVD Players
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: DVD Players

Hey Jolly,<p>Since I have an APEX 500, where can I find that info? Maybe I can fix it once I get it to recognize discs again.<p>CeaSaR
by CeaSaR
Thu Dec 18, 2003 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Sequencer
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: Video Sequencer

Deac_1,<p>Thanks for the link. I actually have this copy "somewhere" around the house. Originally bought it for the Noise-Cancelling Headphones in hopes to adapt it in the fight against those who sit at the nearby traffic light with stereos a-thumpin' and rattling my windows (not Microsoft). I'll ha...
by CeaSaR
Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:10 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: VB1 Help file
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: VB1 Help file

I have VB1 installed on an old 386SX running DOS 6.x and Win3.1 and it gives me the error. So does Win98. I'm thinking it is corrupt.<p>CeaSaR
by CeaSaR
Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:26 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: VB1 Help file
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

VB1 Help file

I bought a bunch of disks at a yard sale several years ago and some of them had VB1 on them. I had always wanted VB so I VirusScanned them and installed it. The whole program works except for the fact that the help file says it isn't a Windows Help file or is corrupt. Someone on another list told me...
by CeaSaR
Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:12 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Liberty Basic
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: Liberty Basic

I just Googled and this came up #1 in the search:<p> http://www.libertybasic.com/ <p>$29.95 full version - scroll toward the bottom and you will see a free trial download (less than 3 megs). They have tutorials and online documentation also. <p>Never used it myself. I use QB4.5, VB1 and VB4 when I c...
by CeaSaR
Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Sequencer
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Video Sequencer

Hi everyone.<p>I would like to set up a small video surveillance system with several cameras from Alltronics and a standard VCR (the time periods under question are short and specific, so long running vcr's are not a necessity). I would like to be able to run the cameras through a sequencer prior to...