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by psycho
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sim card reader needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Thank you!
Kevin
by psycho
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sim card reader needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Sim card reader needed

Hi again, all. A friend of mine goes to Mexico a few months a year and he sent me this email:

Kevin,

This is a SIM card from my cell phone that I use in Mexico. The cellular carrier name is Telcel. The dimensions are 1â€
by psycho
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dim LCD
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Dim LCD

Hi all,
I have a 20x2 Okaya LCD and even with the contrast all the way up, the thing is too dim to read! Anyone ever run into this before?

Kevin
by psycho
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 0 ohm resistor???
Replies: 18
Views: 5808

The tol is funny, too. But, what posessed them to put them in an asst kit??? Do any of the community members USE them?? Not, "yep... got a few in my junk box". But, rather, "Yeah, I have used them in a hobby type project".

Kevin
by psycho
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Text-to-speech module or IC suppliers
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Parallax has one (had?)... also try entering the following into google:
"text to speech" +IC
And check out the results.

Kevin
by psycho
Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 0 ohm resistor???
Replies: 18
Views: 5808

I figured there had to be a reason, as in pick & place machines, but, kinda a ripoff, including it in an assortment!

Kevin
by psycho
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 0 ohm resistor???
Replies: 18
Views: 5808

0 ohm resistor???

I was nosin' around the net for parts deals and stumbled on a resistor assortment : http://www.opamp-electronics.com/catalog/14w-resistor-assortment-kit-1000-carbon-film-resistors-p-758.html They have a 0 ohm resistor. Wouldn't this be a... wire? What would you possibly use this for? Or, is this a t...
by psycho
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BY224 cross ref
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Hiya bigglez, Oh, I know there are more components blown. It's in the SMPS for an amp that I inadvertantly pumped 220 into :x ... I have to crawl through every component and see if they are good or bad. The PWM ctrlr I will replace, along w/ 2 2n4401's and the fuse, MOV, blah blah blah... Lost a few...
by psycho
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: February 2008 Issue N&V
Replies: 9
Views: 2848

Yeah... I am very annoyed by the last few months (non)delivery. January was the worst. I got it in February after numerous calls to the 800 number. Tracy Kerley mailed it priority on 2-4-08 after I emailed her about the 800 number fiasco. They sent 2 other copies out which are postmarked 1-30-08 whi...
by psycho
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BY224 cross ref
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

BY224 cross ref

Hi all,
I need to replace the bridge rectifier in an amp and I can't find a cross ref for it. It's a Philips BY224 - all I found was 4.8A/220V DO-4 pkg. Anyone know of a substitute?

Thanks,
Kevin
by psycho
Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: 12f629 and a servo
Replies: 6
Views: 4767

I fired up the above code and, it "jitters" the servo, but, could you explain what it is supposed to do?

tnx,
kevin
by psycho
Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: 12f629 and a servo
Replies: 6
Views: 4767

no. but, there are free versions. They (mikroElectronika) make mikroBasic, mikroC, & mikroPascal. They are nice and you can check them out at http://www.mikroe.com - I like their EasyPic dev boards!

Hope you like it :)
Kevin
by psycho
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: 12f629 and a servo
Replies: 6
Views: 4767

12f629 and a servo

Hi all, I have a project which should be very basic. I need to move a servo from the rightmost extreme to the leftmost extreme. Pic is @ 4MHz. I have written a program in mikroPascal which will do this : program ServoControl; Procedure Pulseout(time : word); begin SetBit(GPIO, 2); delay_cyc(time); /...