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by psycho
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Up For Grabs
Topic: AM transmitter equipment 10 watts output.
Replies: 6
Views: 4791

Re: AM transmitter equipment 10 watts output.

That is cool - glad it worked out for ya!!!
by psycho
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is everyone on vacation ?? no activity here since the 19th
Replies: 26
Views: 4557

Re: is everyone on vacation ?? no activity here since the 19

I have not read it in about 6 months. My subscription expired and I didn't renew - although I did debate it. I remember that I never liked the smiley articles. Just didn't like the guy's style. I did like Fred Eady (probably misspelled his name) - he is a good author and I liked his subject matter. ...
by psycho
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is everyone on vacation ?? no activity here since the 19th
Replies: 26
Views: 4557

Re: is everyone on vacation ?? no activity here since the 19

I check in once in a while, too. Just not a whole lot up here to check in for. It used to be bustling with activity. And no - I am no longer a N&V subscriber. The mag got a whole lot thinner and its pages were (are) full of mostly stuff that I didn't read. One article per issue that I would actually...
by psycho
Fri May 06, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCB Layout Software
Replies: 10
Views: 2799

Re: PCB Layout Software

It sounds like a load of fun (and a bunch of free goodies). I am taking two summer classes and one of them is taught by a teacher who will have no problem if I miss a day for that. I will have to think a lot about going. It will take me 3 hours (at least) each way to get there but like I said I have...
by psycho
Thu May 05, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCB Layout Software
Replies: 10
Views: 2799

Re: PCB Layout Software

I want to go to ESC Chicago so bad... Unfortunately it falls in the first week of the summer semester :sad: I did sign up for a free expo pass and I hope I can actually go but I highly doubt I will (just like last year). Can you elaborate on what freebies (dev kits) they had there? What companies we...
by psycho
Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to project or not to project....
Replies: 17
Views: 3784

Re: to project or not to project....

when programming a microcontroller seems hard to you, it maybe is because of the fact that MPlab (for PICs of course) normally can only be programmed in Assembly. Which is relatively hard to learn. Not at all true... You can most certainly use C compilers and also PicBasic from within MPLAB. Howeve...
by psycho
Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to project or not to project....
Replies: 17
Views: 3784

Re: to project or not to project....

Which language are you using? Something tells me that you are trying to use Assembler language. If I were you I would use a high level language for everything I could. I don't know which PIC you are using but you might look into C. Granted it is not the easiest high level language to use, but it is ...
by psycho
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: letters and numbers purpose?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Re: letters and numbers purpose?

Some sites have them enabled for your first xx posts (15, or whatever). Others are more careful. My thinking is that if a bot hacks into someones account, the capcha will still prevent them from posting. I cant think of anything else because having them always enabled is a major pain in the rump... ...
by psycho
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: getting no where with pickit3
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Re: getting no where with pickit3

Sorry for the slow response - I am bogged down with homework :( Anyway, you should be able to find asm code that will blink an LED for the part you have. Have you been in MPLAB and set the programmer to PicKit3 and see the device connected? If you set the programmer to PicKit3 (in MPLAB), it will lo...
by psycho
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: getting no where with pickit3
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Re: getting no where with pickit3

You have the PicKit 3 and a board (which board?). You have either a compiler or assembler (assembler comes with MPLAB - you DO have MPLAB, don't you?). If you got a board in a bundle with the PicKit 3, there are probably some samples around somewhere. What device are you using (the PIC itself)? If y...
by psycho
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: letters and numbers purpose?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Re: letters and numbers purpose?

Sometimes sites will ask a question, too. Not a question that a bot could easily answer. Something like 'What letter does football start with?" That way a bot would not (theoretically, anyway) be able to create accounts and spam a forum.

Hope it helps,
Kevin
by psycho
Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: letters and numbers purpose?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Re: letters and numbers purpose?

You mean this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capcha

(and other variations).
by psycho
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Windows 7 RAM Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

Re: Windows 7 RAM Problem

I like that idea very much, why dont you PM Mike and tell him? That would be a waste of time. I hardly ever come here now because of the spam - and lack of traffic, presumably due to others leaving because of the spam. There have been NUMEROUS things that have been suggested and they have all falle...
by psycho
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Critique my circuit for chips with RESET pins
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Critique my circuit for chips with RESET pins

I do not know if you are willing to go a different route altogether, but the following may be of interest to you:
http://www.maxim-ic.com/app-notes/index.mvp/id/287

Hope it helps,
Kevin
by psycho
Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best wishes for a great Christmas and New Year
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

Re: Best wishes for a great Christmas and New Year

Merry Christmas, all! And, may the new year be filled with more projects and gadgets!

Kevin