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by Chupa
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mail Notifier
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

by Chupa
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mail Notifier
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

I did exactly what your wanting to do for a school project a couple years ago: http://pauljmac.com/projects/index.php/Mails_Here! EDIT: Phpbb 2 does not like !s in a URL. Your gona have to coppy and paste it. The ! is the last character in the link. I used a Photoresistor and and a POT on the input ...
by Chupa
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No More DTV coupons left
Replies: 61
Views: 9022

I haven't really been keeping up with this whole thing as Ive always had "cable". Are they makeing TVs now to accept the new digital signal off the shelf? How about those little hand held TVs?
by Chupa
Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: This months Smiley's article
Replies: 15
Views: 5022

Presuming you are using a microcontroller. If you have a timer available, you can always use the timer interrupt to do the device polling. In general, I try to poll switches/buttons this way rather than use interrupts or main loop polling. There are several reasons for this: - interrupt pins are of...
by Chupa
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: This months Smiley's article
Replies: 15
Views: 5022

yea using a pin INT on the nav buttons would make a lot of scene. good information for project im working on. Thanks!

thank god it was moved. it was causing so much trouble being the general section.
by Chupa
Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: This months Smiley's article
Replies: 15
Views: 5022

i would have put it in the other section if there hadn't been an article in this months issue.
by Chupa
Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: This months Smiley's article
Replies: 15
Views: 5022

you know i cant seem to find any place to download what the article is referencing. It says workshop6 but there's only 1-5 on his site and there's no link in the downloads for this issue section on the N&V site. But i think i understand what your saying. Sometimes i forget that code is executed so f...
by Chupa
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: This months Smiley's article
Replies: 15
Views: 5022

how would one go about writing a menu system without locking the code up.

IE you need to continue to monitor something that cannot cause an INT while also allowing someone to nav though a menu.
by Chupa
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: This months Smiley's article
Replies: 15
Views: 5022

This months Smiley's article

Smiley's article in this months is about makeing a Nav menu in C. He joked in the article saying that some users would probably laugh at his method of using a state machine and a ton of switch statements which made me wonder if theirs a better way to do it, even if it is more complex.
by Chupa
Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: PIC's and C Where to Start
Replies: 16
Views: 5788

I started with PICs and have scene moved to AVRs. some recommended reading of you choose PICs: PIC Microcontroller: An Introduction to Software & Hardware Interfacing Its expensive, but well worth it imo. Its the best book ive ever read regarding micro controllers. It uses a PIC18 µC and has exampl...
by Chupa
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Turret for Disabled Hunter
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

interesting project... I guess the first step is figuring out what the hunter will actually be doing. Is this just a rig to hold the rifle and take the recoil? Or are you looking for sort of SWAT robot type thing where the hunter will adjust all movement via remote (joystick). I have never worked wi...