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by SETEC_Astronomy
Wed May 17, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DB9 To VGA
Replies: 1
Views: 582

DB9 To VGA

I was given some computer cables of all types and I came across some I have never seen before. One end of the cable is DB9 like those used for RS232 and the other end is a standard connector for a VGA monitor. What would these be used for?
by SETEC_Astronomy
Sun May 14, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a dream...
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Chris: I would start with a laptop but like I mentioned the parts are more expensive and harder to come by. I like the idea of having PCI slots available to me among other features of a desktop computer. Robert: I am not concerned with losses I am trying to avoid buying a $60 -$130 power inverter. Y...
by SETEC_Astronomy
Sun May 14, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a dream...
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

I have a dream...

I would like to fully integrate a computer into my car. I already have the car and the computer but I have a few kinks to work out. AUDIO First I want to connect the computer to the car radio. The car radio is factory and has a tape deck and receiver. I first thought I was going to have an elaborate...
by SETEC_Astronomy
Sat May 13, 2006 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RS232 - Parallel Port cable ground.
Replies: 4
Views: 803

RS232 - Parallel Port cable ground.

When using a parallel port or serial cable to connect to a circuit like some sort of a microcontroller project what should the cable shield goto? Should it be tied to signal ground or left floating? I assume with RS232 it should be left floating.
by SETEC_Astronomy
Thu May 11, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies for dorks, geeks and the like.
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Thanks for the great suggestions.... Any more? I can't get enough of movies. The name is "Too Many Secrets" -Yes form the movie sneakers, it's one of my favorites. I Love things with hidden meaning and stuff you have to think about.
by SETEC_Astronomy
Tue May 09, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: I bought alot of stuff and i dont know what to do with it!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3238

With a list like that you are asking for a lot. Some quick examples would be.... The mice can be used as encoders to track the motion of a robot (are they optical or track and ball?). The radios can be used for anything that would require remote control or transmitting audio. You can use the radios ...
by SETEC_Astronomy
Tue May 09, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies for dorks, geeks and the like.
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Movies for dorks, geeks and the like.

I love to watch movies and also to see how things work and are built. I have seen everything I know about that is related to electronics, gadgets, hi-tech, hacking, phreaking, etc.... Can anyone suggest movies that fit in these categories? I can't think of another way to find them. You can't pick th...