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by Newz2000
Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will assembler help me here?
Replies: 14
Views: 2339

Re: Will assembler help me here?

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by philba: which bootloader? There really should be no reason not to use interrupts. If the bootloader is stealing the interrupt vector and not giving you a way to use it, its not a very good bootload...
by Newz2000
Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nifty FEDex clock
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Nifty FEDex clock

It would be interesting to watch that one a few seconds before midnight on Dec 31. Especially if the year were 2999 (or 1999 I guess).
by Newz2000
Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will assembler help me here?
Replies: 14
Views: 2339

Re: Will assembler help me here?

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by HighFrequency: How do you debounce the button? <hr></blockquote> I used the built in Button() function for debouncing. <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">code:</font><...
by Newz2000
Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nifty FEDex clock
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Nifty FEDex clock

don't forget the four minute stop action video of the couple putting together the starwars intersteller destroyer lego set. It took them 10 hours to build so they made a stop action video with one frame every 5 seconds. You have to install the divix player (there's a link on their website) and I had...
by Newz2000
Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will assembler help me here?
Replies: 14
Views: 2339

Re: Will assembler help me here?

Thanks for the suggestions. Phil, I've been to that tutorial site a number of times and even have it bookmarked; that is a great site.<p>I've temporarily solved the problem by ensuring the sounds are very short. Its difficult to press a button more than 8 times per second, so keeping the duration do...
by Newz2000
Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serial Programmer or Kit 81 Software
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Serial Programmer or Kit 81 Software

I've got a "kit 81 v4.2" parallel programmer that programs the 16f84a chips. I *think* I've programmed a 16f628 with it, but I haven't been able to duplicate the event.<p>I'd like to either get software for my k81 that allows programming additional chips, or build a simple *serial* port programmer.<...
by Newz2000
Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will assembler help me here?
Replies: 14
Views: 2339

Will assembler help me here?

I've written a program for my pic 16f84a (I'm gonna upgrade soon, really!). It has a button, a small speaker and 8 LEDs. The LEDs represent an 8 bit number in binary that is incremented each time the button is pressed.<p>I've also added a bit of code to play a short beep whenever the button is press...
by Newz2000
Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas For A Sensor
Replies: 31
Views: 6204

Re: Ideas For A Sensor

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by philba: If embedded wires were acceptable (I believe he said there weren't) ... <hr></blockquote><p>Ah, didn't catch that.<p>I just wanted to note, I thought of an even better way of doing it than ...
by Newz2000
Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas For A Sensor
Replies: 31
Views: 6204

Re: Ideas For A Sensor

This was hinted at before, but quickly abandoned, and I'm not sure why, maybe because of apearance sake.<p>If you took a single strand from a braded wire, and cris-crossed it across the "cell" of a board, then took a second strand and criss-crossed it the oppoisite way, being careful to insulate the...
by Newz2000
Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mod-5 counter
Replies: 31
Views: 4909

Re: Mod-5 counter

"Time to live," right? But what does that have to do with circuits? ;) <p>(jk, I know it's transistor-transistor logic)<p>[ July 08, 2005: Message edited by: Matt Nuzum ]</p>
by Newz2000
Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servo Control with Microcontroller
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Servo Control with Microcontroller

More info is always appreciated, I have found.<p>Have you tried switching to 50 Hz? Also, have you tried different pulse widths?<p>If Alpha == expert, I am Omega (furthest from Alpha), but since no one else has replied, and this is something I'm interested in, I'll chip in my $0.02.
by Newz2000
Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Mount Chips
Replies: 10
Views: 1999

Re: Surface Mount Chips

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by rstofer:
Can I get a socket for a QFP 208?<hr></blockquote><p>Zif socket, TH $439 (save 13% if you buy 10 or more!) :p
by Newz2000
Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPEEDING UP RS232
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

Re: SPEEDING UP RS232

Just a question...<p>What about something like these serial over RF/BlueTooth modules? I was reading about some over at spark fun... here's a link to notes about range . Here's a list of some of their products and an article that *seems* like what you need .<p>I get the feeling that the serial trans...
by Newz2000
Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portable PA System
Replies: 12
Views: 2074

Re: Portable PA System

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Mike: ... note it's only 4W into an 8-ohm speaker which even with horn speakers may not be loud enough in an outdoor environment... I'm not saying the other amp isn't any good, I'm just slightly wo...
by Newz2000
Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mystery connector?
Replies: 15
Views: 3363

Re: mystery connector?

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by jimandy: And, of course, there was the famous threesome of Uie, Huie, and Fuie (pronounced pfooey) who collaborated on the Ubiquitous UHF connector. <hr></blockquote><p>You're making that up, right...