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by psycho
Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headphone question
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Headphone question

I looked a little bit for an answer and didn't find much. I have a Sansa MP3 player which I love. The original Sandisk earbuds broke (short by the plug - might fix someday). Anyway, I got a few pair of RCA ones from the $ store. They sound good enough for me (not really an adiophile). But, the playe...
by psycho
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where have you seen a PIC?
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Where have you seen a PIC?

I had a thought about PICs in general use. In all the commercial products I have opened up to look at, I have only found 1 that utilizes a PICmicro. It is a Harmony Remote from Logitech.

Where have all of you seen PICs utilized?

Kevin
by psycho
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why All PIC+Basic+WIndows? Why not more AVR/ARduino+C ?!
Replies: 11
Views: 3274

You brought up a very good point about MC having alot of DIP packages. Also, the 5v vs. 3.3v argument.

Kevin
by psycho
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why All PIC+Basic+WIndows? Why not more AVR/ARduino+C ?!
Replies: 11
Views: 3274

I am not too keen on companies who have their stuff closed, either. Microchip has a programmer/debugger for $35. And, if you still can't afford that, the schematic and firmware (w/source) are on their website free for the taking. Although PICs leave a bit to be desired I like them and I will continu...
by psycho
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12V Impact Wrench
Replies: 9
Views: 2415

A buddy of mine has one from harborfreight (not sure if it's that exact one, but he got it there). He said it works great. It had no problem with all of the lugs he tried it on - luckily he hasn't "needed" it yet :)

Kevin
by psycho
Sun May 04, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronics Brainbox 188
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Electronics Brainbox 188

My wife was "garbage sale-ing" Saturday and picked up one of these for my 7 year old boy. Paid a whopping $1.50 for it with all the parts still there. What a buy! He has played with it non-stop except to eat/sleep, etc. He is my new electronics buddy. If you have a kid (or grandkid) and you run acro...
by psycho
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: C Question
Replies: 19
Views: 7544

Well, I guess that would make sense.

I knew what the != (not equal) and || (or) meant. Just not the comma mess. I can say I won't use that style.

Thanks to all who replied :)

Kevin
by psycho
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: C Question
Replies: 19
Views: 7544

Hmmm. Would you happen to know a site that explains the whole process of this?

Kevin
by psycho
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: C Question
Replies: 19
Views: 7544

C Question

I ran into something in C that I am not sure what is. I wouldn't even know how to google it...

Take the line :

if ( A != B || (C = D, E = F, G > H) ) {

How do the comma parts work?

Kevin
by psycho
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where can I get BY228PH diodes
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

I needed a BYR29-800 and couldn't find anyone who had them in stock. I wrote an email to NXP about it and after a few emails, they said they would send some samples. I needed 2 but they sent 25...

Kevin
by psycho
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: kids programming
Replies: 11
Views: 8197

Oh... I didn't mean to say that VB is a great language. It is easy but, from what I remember, there is no way to make a DLL or a driver with it. Also, no inline asm (all of which I need). So, when I need to make an executable (exe/dll...) I use delphi or C++. But for every day things, Java is great....
by psycho
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: kids programming
Replies: 11
Views: 8197

This is kinda advanced but I plan on teaching my son Java. If you want something simpler try Visual Basic from MS. I believe they have a free version. The reason I chose Java (for now) is it's power and portability. I could teach him C, Pascal, Asm, Basic or Java (I know them all) but, I picked Java...
by psycho
Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nuts & Volts Science Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

I think this is a great idea. Do it virtually and then print the winners in the mag. And, turn the overall winner into an article. That may help the kids strive for greatness a little more. They may get more people interested if they put some info in the mag about it. Seems to me that alot more peop...
by psycho
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power meter with LCD display
Replies: 13
Views: 2665

Just out of curiosity, what was the culprit?

Kevin
by psycho
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power meter with LCD display
Replies: 13
Views: 2665

We have a Sangamo wheel type meter and they never come out here to read it. They told me the meter sends in the data over the power lines... I don't know how true that is, though.

Kevin