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by psycho
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Hooking up a captel phone to the internet
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

Re: Hooking up a captel phone to the internet

DHCP= Dynamic Host Control Protocol. i.e. the router assigns IP addresses to the computers that are connected to it...
by psycho
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: about main project on UWB OFDM (FPGA VHDL)
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Re: about main project on UWB OFDM (FPGA VHDL)

The best thing I can suggest is http://opencores.org/projects although you probably already know about that wonderful little place :)

Hope it helps,
Kevin
by psycho
Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Controlling relay via the web
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: Controlling relay via the web

http://www.microchip.com/tcpip

They have a boatload of microcontroller solutions. I have used several of their ethernet devices for experimentation. They have a fairly nice protocol stack that is pretty easy to customize - and free.

Hope it helps,
Kevin
by psycho
Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: PS3
Replies: 2
Views: 2908

Re: PS3

I have never hooked up a system to the internet but that error message may mean that you do not have DHCP enabled in your router. When a device tries to connect to the router, it has to get an IP address from somewhere. Try ensuring that DHCP is turned on in your router.
by psycho
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microcontroller usage stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Microcontroller usage stats

I wanted to go to ESC Chicago. But, it was going on right after I started school. Hopefully I will get to go next year!

Thanks for the info,
Kevin
by psycho
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microcontroller usage stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Microcontroller usage stats

I have the speech pretty much done. What I am having a hard time finding are the sales numbers for uC's. In number of units sold instead of a dollar figure. The newest stats I could find were from either 2002 or 2006...
by psycho
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microcontroller usage stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Microcontroller usage stats

Well, it is only a 4-6 minute speech. It is for my speech class so it can't be too technical, either. Just the basics of what it is, where they are used, etc. And, it has to be done using an outline. If you write it out word-for-word, you will get an F on it (the teacher has warned us over and over ...
by psycho
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microcontroller usage stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Microcontroller usage stats

I have to give an informative speech in class. I chose the topic of Microcontrollers (What they are, where they are used, etc). I have searched for references on the number of microcontrollers sold (not in dollars, but units). The best I have found is data from 2002 or something like that (maybe it ...
by psycho
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using webcams as security cameras
Replies: 7
Views: 2450

Re: Using webcams as security cameras

In theory I think it could work. A microcontroller with a usb port and a driver for the webcam connected to a wi-fi module of some sort (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9290, for example). Now, the question is, do you want to invest the time and money to try it. Each ca...
by psycho
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: computer to computer USB connection
Replies: 12
Views: 5727

Re: computer to computer USB connection

I would swear I saw one of these a couple years ago. I was right... See: http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Computer-to-Computer-USB-Networking-Cable/534074/product.html I used the google search: http://www.google.com/search?q=usb+link+%22computer+to+computer%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozi...
by psycho
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [OT] Career advice
Replies: 13
Views: 2309

Re: [OT] Career advice

Well I have changed my plans to get a BSCIT degree. The associate courses will be at Ivy Tech community college and the rest at Purdue. Some of you mentioned the Geek Squad. I applied for a position there but I won't do sales. If sales is involved, I will reject any job offer. I guess I am too hones...
by psycho
Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [OT] Career advice
Replies: 13
Views: 2309

Re: [OT] Career advice

I am hearing just about what I thought I would hear. I am almost 42, btw. I will have to make sure that all of the classes I take will transfer into a 4 year college (most likely, Purdue).

Thanks for all the replies!
Kevin
by psycho
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [OT] Career advice
Replies: 13
Views: 2309

[OT] Career advice

I have just started school for IT - even though I have been working with computers for 25+ years - mostly not getting paid for it. My original idea was to get an associates degree and get an IT job at a hospital (or another company with an in-house IT department). In doing some job market research, ...
by psycho
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Temperature reader from different rooms.
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Re: Temperature reader from different rooms.

For just an IC, I stumbled across this:

http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/cc1101.html

It looks interesting and I would love to check it out but tomorrow is my 1st day of college (at 40+ years old) so I think I will be busy for a while....

Kevin
by psycho
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Temperature reader from different rooms.
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Re: Temperature reader from different rooms.

They are not wireless out of the box. They are in a TO-92 package, IIRC. There are a bunch of wireless modules of various types out there though. Microchip has some, sparkfun has some and I am sure a slew of other places. They seem expensive to me for just tinkering but if I had a specific project w...