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by psycho
Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Temperature reader from different rooms.
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Re: Temperature reader from different rooms.

Take a peek at these: http://para.maxim-ic.com/en/search.mvp?fam=temp_sens&374=1-Wire&374=1-Wire%20Non-Network&tree=master The 1820 series are used widely with hobbyists so there are alot of sample projects out there on the net. You need 2 wires going to each sensor (1 data/power wire and a ground w...
by psycho
Sun May 30, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adhesive spray
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: Adhesive spray

Well, I will have to do some tests. I was hoping someone had done this before and could tell me an exact product that works well and is safe to use.

Kevin
by psycho
Fri May 28, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adhesive spray
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Adhesive spray

I need to replace the touchscreen of my son's LG CU920. I watched a pair of videos on youtube and the guy referred to some 3m adhesive spray for putting the new module on the front bezel of the phone. Anyone done this before and if so, which particular spray did/do you use? I would prefer to get it ...
by psycho
Tue May 25, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldering irons, stations, Ungar still in business
Replies: 12
Views: 3103

Re: Soldering irons, stations, Ungar still in business

I haven't *tried* it but I would bet the ones for the station2A (link above) would work. Circuit Specialists, which I also got a nice hot air rework station from, says they are OEM manu'd specifically for them but I would bet that the design itself is very close to, if not the same exact thing as th...
by psycho
Mon May 24, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldering irons, stations, Ungar still in business
Replies: 12
Views: 3103

Re: Soldering irons, stations, Ungar still in business

You mentioned that you might get a station, too. Check out these: http://www.circuitspecialists.com/level.itml/icOid/6388 Especially this one: http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/7508 I have the one above and I love it. I have had it for several years and I have never had a problem wit...
by psycho
Wed May 12, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Up For Grabs
Topic: HughesNet System....Long Gone
Replies: 8
Views: 4075

Re: HughesNet System

For anyone else unfortunate enough to have Hughesnet, contact you congressman & state rep. This is what I sent to mine: ----------------------------- I am probably wasting my time (as I have been for the past 10 years), but, I have asked everyone else so I'll ask you. In our area, the only high-spee...
by psycho
Wed May 12, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom Electronics Service ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Custom Electronics Service ?

To answer your main question, you might try looking for a local ham radio operator. Most of them (esp. the old timers) know quite a bit about electronics. If I knew where you are from, I would look. You might look in your phone book for places that sell radio equipment (for ham radio) - tho there pr...
by psycho
Sat May 08, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need a -5 volt supply
Replies: 4
Views: 13693

Re: need a -5 volt supply

An LM7905 will give you -5v @ 1amp
by psycho
Fri May 07, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transfering program to another chip.
Replies: 16
Views: 3879

Re: Transfering program to another chip.

I don't use the same programmer but if you can read the hex data, the software *should* allow you to save it as a hex file. Once you have a hex file (with the config data, too), you just program the new chip with the hex file. When you write a program for a PIC, the final output of the compiler/asse...
by psycho
Thu May 06, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transfering program to another chip.
Replies: 16
Views: 3879

Re: Transfering program to another chip.

If the chip was not programmed with the protection config bits set, you should be able to read the code (including the config bits - they DO matter) then take the hex file and program it to another chip without any problem. I am pretty sure the 84 uses ICSP for programming and if it does, you only n...
by psycho
Tue May 04, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: BoostC
Replies: 7
Views: 3704

Re: BoostC

I used MikroPascal for a long time and I didn't run into any major bugs. They do frequent updates. I still have their pascal compiler and I use it (but not very often).

Kevin
by psycho
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funky Pot Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1973

Re: Funky Pot Problem

Well, I had to order parts for another project (tactile buttons for our oven's control board). I ordered up a couple pot's, too and the whole racing wheel/pedals project works great! I am more than happy with the way it turned out and I wanted to update you all and say thanks again for your input!
by psycho
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Projects & Kits
Topic: Smileys Workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 5454

Re: Smileys Workshop

I don't remember what he wrote but to create a button, in the IDE, choose "Button" in the toolbox. Then you can set all of the properties of your new button and play a little :grin: (I use VC++ 2008 express)
by psycho
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to get Transparent Paper ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2209

Re: Where to get Transparent Paper ?

I use the toner transfer method and it works mostly but not good enough for very small traces. I would love to try the transparency/light box method but, like you, the cost of startup is kinda prohibitive. Let me know how it works out for you!

Kevin
by psycho
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High speed video
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: High speed video

-- edit SETEC: You and I posted at the same time... -- Wouldn't a high speed camera (like the ones used on mythbusters) catch the frame as it was being drawn so you could see the progression of the scanning of the beam? They can trace a bullet with those things... I have seen one film of a water bal...