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  1. Re: Electronic roulette with PIC microcontroller

    Hello
    I am waiting for a true serial LED light strip, they would have to be single color or seperate RGB with seperate data lines and single clock.
    I have used both types of displays and a true...
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    Re: Proton on Arduino hardware .....

    Hello
    I may be a fool to say this but Microchip has the extra money to make the Education / hobby sector a viable growth area, we will need students to learn programming and design to help our...
  3. Re: Code generated by 3.7.0.8 not fitting in 18F24K22

    Hello
    I have always found that when your program is in the "RED" zone a few changes will give you that extra few bytes you need.
    I had another compiler that ate memory like a Pig, went to Proton...
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    Microchip Datasheet lesson learned

    Hello
    After getting burned twice using older Datasheets and blaming Proton for not implementing a SFR the bottom line is get the latest Datasheet
    you can because Microchip in its wisdom changes...
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    Re: Toner transfer made easy .....

    Hello
    I use the yellow paper with a iron it works very good, put a thick magazine on the table covered with white paper and turn the Iron to the tempature you use and heat it up for about five...
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    The Future of Microchip April 1 version

    Having developed a time Machine I decided to see what Microchip would be doing in five years, well many things will change so I compiled a list.


    Microchip will now be in short order have only...
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    Re: mcp41*** Microchip Digital Pot

    Les you are a great writer and I think it is time for you to share this gift with the World.
    it was Magazines that helped me in my Electronics Hobby and work, Proton needs to be promoted more as it...
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    Re: Use of the Proton 3.7.0.3 version

    Hello Les
    With all the work you do on Proton keeping up with all the changes from Microchip, do the C, C++ coders keep there code current or does it fall behind.
    Super thanks
    Gary
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    Re: Preview of updated Proton Compiler Manual

    Hello
    I went through all the pages of the manual and I think the new format is great, although I now feel like I have to quit my old way of programming and try the new stuff, makes me feel like a...
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    Re: Preview of updated Proton Compiler Manual

    Hello Les
    Proton, the Professional grade programming platform for the "new way".

    more good added to Proton, fantastic!

    Gary
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    I dont belive it ! Re: Back in time looking good !

    Hello Les
    Speaking of the past I have always wondered where did PDS get it’s start, I have read a few things about you working on another project?

    Many thanks
    Gary
  12. Re: Update on procedures in the Proton BASIC Compiler

    Hello
    Proton Just gets better and better,.
    A very large thank you Les for your dedication, my thought is when will the C++ crowd will wake up and see Proton as the best Compiler out there.
    Gary
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    Re: It is almost Christmas

    Hello
    May you have a Blessed Christmas and a super new year.
    Gary
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    Re: Procedures in the 8-bit Proton Compiler

    Hello
    Thats Super Duper Les, Your the Man.

    Gary
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    Re: Advertisement on the forum

    Hello
    My whole hope is both Crownhill and Les make enough money to keep Proton at the top of it's game, I wouldn't want to some day see Proton abandend
    as one of the Hundreds of languages in...
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    Re: Only visible to Admins?

    Hello
    I think the advertisements are OK, I think they will help with the cost you shouldered for so long. is any of the revenue going to Proton?
    Crownhill and Proton could use a distributer in...
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    Re: Only visible to Admins?

    Hello
    It would be nice to have Electronic advertiisments, it is probably to much work to make this happen.
    A few Crownhill products on the sidebar would be great.
    Sponsors such as Scope,and...
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    Re: FUSES for PIC18F47K20

    Adding another layer of goodness to (Proton Professional Compiler).
    Yaaaaaa
    Gary
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    Re: P24 (using Procedures) for 18F Pics??

    Hello
    In the States we hardly ever see or hear the mention of using Basic for Microcontrolers, I wish somone with the skill could pen some articles for the web and or Magazines showing Basic ...
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    Advertisement on the forum

    Hello
    Now that it is Snowing outside I have to stay in, I thought ( or not thinking at all) it would bring in a few coins to advertise on the Proton Forum, electronic stuff would be good.
    I am...
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    Re: Guests on forum

    Hello
    Can you blame the Guest, the Forum is a treasure trove of some of the smatest people doing amazing things.
    Also the Author of the Software (Les) is just super for the support and upkeep,...
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    Guests on forum

    Hello
    I have noted that the amount of guests on the Forum has grown over the last two Months, often over 300+, now if these peoplw would Pony up and buy Proton that would be good for all of the...
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    Re: 1602 LCD problem

    Hello
    Its was not a waste of time, just a reminder that we are getting old, the 3 Volt tiny footprint package stuff is going to drive us older fellows nuts as we solder bridge and burn up parts we...
  24. Thread: New directives

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    Re: New directives

    Hello O Great one
    How has sales of Proton been this year.
    Many thanks
    Gary
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    Re: Malware on this website?

    Hello
    It may be good to put in a banner that you should not use direct links only text links, as far as I know this problem has happened only a few times, so its not the big game changer just a...
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    Re: Driving SK9822 or APA102 RGB LED's

    Hello Rick
    The Neopixel using the WS2812 has to be ran at high speed to match the internal clock, (See Adafruit Web site for great information) I had to use Assembly on a eight bit chip with 40...
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    Re: 12F617 will not compile

    Hello Les
    Will we have a problem with the older chips as I have a lot of chips that are 5+ year old or older mostly dips.

    Many Thanks
    Gary
  28. Thread: 16f720

    by Oldhack
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    Re: 16f720

    Hello
    I ran many clock frequencies, and built up separate programs, on a PCB and then a proto board,ordered new chips, two days of fiddling, I changed all the Config around and SFRs, any thing I...
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    Re: Num_Byte on 18F26K42

    Hello
    If the K42 (the Monkeys are running the Zoo at Microchip) problems. keep showing up, Les how on Earth do the other Compilers keep up with all the Mud without a Watchdog like you holding back...
  30. Thread: 16f720

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    Re: 16f720

    Hello
    I am going to try 16F1707, used the 16F18xx chips and they work well only a few problems with failing to read the fine print.

    Thanks
    Gary
  31. Thread: 16f720

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    Re: 16f720

    Hello
    I have never had a 16F chip not at least do something, this chip will not do any code at all, I even tried assembly,
    I used every trick in the book, I tried the short tris & port Henk (I...
  32. Thread: 16f720

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    16f720

    HELLO
    The 16F720 is driving me nuts, I had SOIC version and could not get them to run at all so I bought a couple of Dips (all from Digikey) and it is like the program counter never starts, I...
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    Re: Just to let you know

    Hello
    Will this allow me to drop into a subroutine from a Goto, It is a rare case but has happend to me.
    Super thanks for the hard work
    Gary
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    Re: Currently on line

    Hello
    I check almost every day, Hundreds on Forum each time, Maybe people trying to get there project to work in Proton so they can move it into C, C++to please there boss.
    Gary
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    Re: Moved to say thanks to Les

    Hello

    How he keeps up with Microchip I Don't know, they are scaring me.
    I can burn a board in the morning and have it running code in the afternoon, Thanks to his Super Proton.

    Gary
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    Re: New PICkit 4 available

    Hello
    Hey Simon will you give us a short review when you try it out.
    Gary
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    Re: Supported Devices

    Hello

    I look at the list first, if I don't find it there, I look at all of the chips in the updates, this works but I think a little better job could be done in the website as this is a part of...
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    Re: Support for Les... a change of heart?

    Hello
    Now I don't feel so much like a moocher. Thanks Les for helping us be Pic Masters.
    Gary
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    Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Les!!!

    Hello
    You know we are going to keep bugging you untel you set up a pay site.
    Gary
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    Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Les!!!

    Hello
    Thanks Les for not giving up on Proton and indeed making it better all the time, I am sure if you set up a pay account you would see a few bucks coming your way.
    God bless you all.
    Gary
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    Re: Thanks for the Holiday Theme, Lester!

    Hello
    Yes it's time to annoy my wife again with the bulbs, fun fun fun.
    Big thanks

    Gary
  42. Re: Free up some memory by reducing Print command?

    Hello
    It is good to know this, I have had Print eat up memory to many times on small chips, It's time for your book?????

    Gary
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    Re: What is the fuss about arduino

    Momma always said if people are handing you money don't keep your hands in your pocket!!
    Thankful user of Proton
    Gary
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    Re: What is the fuss about arduino

    Hello
    I would donate, The long term soultion would be better Marketing in the USA., Putting every Utube Project you have with "programmed with Proton" in the discription.
    Going to meet ups and...
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    Re: What is the fuss about arduino

    Goodday Boys

    Arduino is like cooking out of a box, toss it in the Microwave and it works. It has some value but I found it to be very limited with pre allocaded pins.
    Moving to bare chip...
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    Re: PicKit3 Programmer

    Hello
    I was hoping for PicKit4 ?????????

    Best to you
    Gary
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    Re: PicKit3 Programmer

    It will drive you crazy, I did it last Month and took most o f the day fiddling with it, then programmed a couple of Chips with Microchips X Software and it strted to work??.
    Not sure what...
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    Re: Proton now has super power

    Hello
    You need a good USA distributor. You were working on a book that will help, I think if people use it they will buy it.
    You need to make a little for your years of hard work and care and...
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    Proton now has super power

    Hello
    It seems Proton has went from a power tool to a SUPER power tool leaving all others in the dust.

    Gary
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    Re: Best programmer for new PICs

    Greetings
    I am waiting for Pickit4, I did try two knock off Pickit3 units, they would not work unless you changed it to use a lower voltage.
    For some reason the Pickit3 will lock up after...
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    Re: Identify 18f and enhanced core

    HELLO
    Should we in your opinion move to 18F chips, I have had some loosing batttles with some 16F newer chips , it seems Microchip could do a better job with their documentation, I swore off a...
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    Re: Quiet on the forum

    Hello
    Speaking of the American market, it seems very light as of what I see on the member map, I for one do want Proton to be more prevelent in the USA.
    as this will help the long term success...
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    Re: Update to Fuse Configurator

    Super thanks John
    It is people like you that make programming easier.
    Fuse Configurator is a sweet program.

    Gary
  54. Re: Where can I download the manual for the Proton basic language?

    Hello
    Great now I can read the manuals on my Mac when I am not in the workshop,,,way to go.
    Gary
  55. Re: Where can I download the manual for the Proton basic language?

    Hello
    In a way it would be nice for Crownhill to put the manual on the web site for people who are looking to buy a compiler.
    2entsworth
    Gary
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    Re: Add new chip to MPLAB

    Hsllo
    I did get MPLAB working on XP after loading Java 8u92 "with all the warnings", and MPLAB IPE, seems to work very good I take back some of the things I have said about MPLAB.
    The 16F1713...
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    Re: Add new chip to MPLAB

    Big thanks guys
    I am not sure if Microchip is going to let 8 die on the vine, not adding chips to it ever, as x is not the best but works as a hex drop "yet" why don't they throw us a bone and keep...
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    Re: Add new chip to MPLAB

    Thanks
    I will give it a shot, I wish Microchip would update MPLAB 8.92 with the new chips, my XP machine will not load MPLABx as it needs Java that will not open on XP, maybe it is time to...
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    Add new chip to MPLAB

    Hello
    I want to add a new chip to MPLAB 9.92 (16F1713) and can't seem to find how to do that in the forum, I know it is in there some where.

    Many thanks
    Gary
  60. Thread: April

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    April

    ¨
    1. HEATING YOUR HOUSE WITH CHEMICAL REACTIONS.
    2. MATHEMATICAL FORMULA FOR DETERMINING POSITION OF A SCREW DROPPED FROM YOUR WORK BENCH.
    5. USING GROUND CURRENTS TO POWER YOUR HOUSE.
    6. FORCE...
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    Re: Opinions required

    Hello
    When you can get a book from the Big guy, it will not be just a glossed over user manual,but will have real meat..
    Go for it!

    Gary
  62. Thread: Proton and C++

    by Oldhack
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    Re: Proton and C++

    i think it is mostly C for pic, I was trying to learn it on the Arduino and I am not sure if that is a Bastardized C or C++.
    Gary
  63. Thread: Proton and C++

    by Oldhack
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    Proton and C++

    Hello
    After being almost forced to use c++ (thankful the project was canceled) The fear was in my Heart, The Engineering environment I am in thinks C++ is the end all, that a Basic compiler is for...
  64. Re: Patch to increase the free microcontrollers available with Proton and Proton24

    SUPER
    Now if we could get free progranners from Microchip????

    Gary
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    Re: 16F1574/5/8/9 Support

    hello
    I think they are slow to update the web site list, I go the the update page and see the additions.

    Gary
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    Re: Ingress of snow causing problems

    Hello
    Please don't replace the bulbs next year with LEDs.

    Gary
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    Re: ir remote decoding

    Thanks to all, I will give it a spin,
    super thanks
    Gary
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    ir remote decoding

    Hello Wizards of code
    I have gotten the Sony-in to work on a Sony remote but trying RC5 I have not gotten anything to work with my 5 other remotes.
    is there any thing in the Proton code that...
  69. Re: Proton 3.5.7.4 and Proton24 1.0.2.9 available for download

    Super thanks
    another reason Proton ROCKS!

    Gary
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    Re: Why so little interest in PIC24's ??

    Hello
    You convinced me I am going to give it a try.
    Gary
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    Chips on the no dongle list.

    Hello
    Just wondering if you could put aa couple of the older (12F629, 16F648a Etc.) on the free side the 18f and the 24F are a little to complicated for the
    new student, or newbies.
    Many thanks...
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    Re: PICKIT3 hangs on exit

    hello
    I have had that problem at random times, now it has a tendency to not program a chip a second time, this is random, software change did not help.
    Bricked several chips so far.
    Gary
  73. Re: Wireless power system charges devices up to 20 feet away

    Hello all
    Just thinking, it may be they are using the beam synchronization B.S process.
    Or even the Loda controlled radiation angler power or Loda C.R.A.P .
    This may produce the necessary power...
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    Re: Christmas theme

    Love it, makes my wife think i'm nuts as I will turn the volume up and wack away. best wishes to the Proton team.
    Gary
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    Re: Microchips 8-bit PIC MCU video series

    Hello Norm

    You must have a lot of time on your hands, but keep it up Norm, it is to hard to keep up with the new stuff anymore.
    Many thanks
    Gary
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    Re: Programmer upgrade

    Hello
    The Presto looks interesting, I wonder if we will ever see a PICKIT4, the 3 has had such bad press even though it works OK for a hobby programmer.
    I just wish Microchip would do something....
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    Re: Programmer upgrade

    Hello

    My PICKIT3 locks up about every 2 or 3 times or fails to power the programmer socket sometimes (don't need power after programming anyway).

    Many thanks
    Gary
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    Programmer upgrade

    Hello all
    My Pickit3 is failing on me and don't know if I should buy a new one or go with another programmer, have they upgraded the Pickit 3 or is it the same as the original.
    I looked at the ME...
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    Re: Proton Development Suite Reviews

    Hello
    I thought maybe there was a problem with the review setup.


    Gary
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    Proton Development Suite Reviews

    Only one review on the site for Proton, come on people put some reviews in, I did but has not showed up yet.

    many thanks
    Gary
  81. Thread: Mplab x ipe

    by Oldhack
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    Re: Mplab x ipe

    Hello John
    Were you able to get it to link OK to Proton, or did you have to import the file to MPLABX to load it.
    Many thanks
    Gary
  82. Re: Proton 3.5.6.7 and Proton24 1.0.2.3 available for download

    Wow and wow again.
    What a Company.

    Gary
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    Re: Slow motion after touching oscillator pins

    Hello
    If you are using a DIP package suspect the socket as I have chased my tail for hours by using cheap DIP sockets, lessons learned.
    Gary
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    The stuck inside 3F. out and snowing Rant

    Hello all
    I was thinking "not a good thing' on many Microchip chips the manuals say C ready or C optimized is this just Sales BS and why can't is say "Proton optimized".
    Anyway I noticed that...
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    Re: Ins and outs of the All_Digital directive

    Hello
    I to did like the all-digital command, but i agree with Les that with the zillion chips and the ever confusing SFR's it would be a fools errand, it is possible some one one the forum
    with...
  86. [SOLVED !] Re: Strange effects when switching from 16F1783 to 16F1786

    Hello Mischa
    I agree with you about the "beta C0 versions " chips, I do like a lot of the new features and the low cost of the 16F, I wonder what the future is for the 18F it seems like Microchip...
  87. [SOLVED !] Re: Strange effects when switching from 16F1783 to 16F1786

    Hello

    Any chance Les on getting a list of Chips that we should stay away from.
    Many thanks
    Gary
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    Re: Toggle variable + Nibble variable

    :fat: Hello Bob

    I missed it, I was looking at the manual with a search term of toggle not invert, I does work (myvariable = ~myvariable.
    This will in a bit variable, toggle between 0 and 1,...
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    Toggle variable + Nibble variable

    Maybe I am just lazy, yes, but it would be nice to add toggle variable and add a nibble size variable to Proton so four bit products (RTC) etc. would be easy to use.
    Many Thanks
    Gary
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    View Post

    Hello
    The older PIC chips do not like turning off MCLR, I have gotten them to work by erasing many times or changing the chip to a new one , programming the new one, and keeping the "MPLAB...
  91. Re: New Smallest and Lowest-Cost PIC Microcontroller

    I am waiting for a 8 pin 18F chip!!!!!!!
    Gary
  92. Thread: Power supply

    by Oldhack
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    Power supply

    Fellow PIC users it is time to get rid of that tightly regulated, noise free bench power supply and replace it with a cheap Chinese poor quality noisy poorly regulated supply, so when your done with...
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    Re: Playing back recorded sound stored on pic

    Hello
    It may be better and a lot less hair loss to use http://www.nuvoton.com/hq/enu/ProductAndSales/Solutions/ISDVoiceICSolution/Pages/default.aspx , get the...
  94. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffe!!!

    From Microchips 2013 Super Secret “Beta Sigma” Newsletter.

    Microchip will add the smallest chips in the industry, you will have to bond your own wires on the die.
    A sixty second addressable sound...
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    Re: Another new Theme, HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Hello all
    A West Michigan happy new year to the "Big dudes" at Proton / Crownhill, and thanks to all who moderate the forum for their hard work each year, My New Years resolution is to not put...
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    Re: Problem with return from gosub

    Hello

    I realized early on to spend the extra fifteen cents for the better chip, add the cost per hour spinning ones wheels it is a small price to pay.
    Gary
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    Re: 12F675 and Pickit 2

    Hello Bob
    These chips are famous for locking up if you use MCLR as a I/O pin, take a new 12F675 and program it leaving the program screen on, The black one showing hit enter to program
    and put...
  98. Thread: This Forum

    by Oldhack
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    Re: This Forum

    Blessings to all
    and a joy filled Christmas.
    My Grand Children think the bulbs are a video game, cool.
    Gary
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Ho Ho Ho - Holiday theme - Pah Humbug

    Works on Mac Safari well.
    Gary
  100. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffe!!!

    This is a true story, a farmer relative of mine after getting getting told over and over again that he just had to use the internet to shop, decided with help to finally give in to the new world,
    ...
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    Re: List of supported chips

    Hello
    Lester a largish scoop of Ice cream for you and John tonight.
    Super thanks
    Gary
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    Re: List of supported chips

    Hello John
    There are two list one on the Home page to the right, but if you go to the top left menu box and click Proton products, go down to Software click goto to PDS and click, go right to...
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    Re: List of supported chips

    Hello John

    Yes I did not see any of the 16F extended chips on there.
    Many Thanks
    Gary
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    List of supported chips

    Hello all
    I see the list on the Crownhill site of supported chips is from(11th May, 2007) for Proton ????????

    Maybe it is the Salesman in me, what gives, this is the first place a person looking...
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    Re: Re Forum user status

    Hello all
    SFR (Special Function register) of the week would be good, in the Newsletter.
    Gary
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    Re: Device List update

    Hello
    I have no doubt a new updated list will drive sales up as many people will buy Proton based on the overall amount of chips listed and code efficiency.
    Gary
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    View Post

    Hello all
    I used x but I had to import the hex, and program from there, a little faster maybe? lots of bells and whistles, but nothing I could use unless you did Assembly.
    Went back to the older...
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    Re: 12 and 14 bit core

    Hello

    It may be best for Microchip at some point in the near future to halt more additions for the 12 and 14 bit devices, and like Jamrat said move 18F into the 6,8,14 pin devices
    and bring...
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    12 and 14 bit core

    Hello all you Electron chasers
    Another byte from my witless wisdom
    12 and 14 bit core chips get disparaged on the forum all the time , in my world of small uncomplicated and price sensitive...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: adc not working correctly with 12f1822

    Hello all
    Sometimes I think we need a separate compiler for the SFR's..., what a "box of chocolate" they have made for you Les.

    Super thanks for working so hard on Proton, making it an ever...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Les is on Holiday

    Hello all
    One would hope to see a "pretty Picture" of the "storage shed" on the forum.
    Cheers
    Gary
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    Re: new user to PDS

    Fanie
    500 pics, wow, most of us get the code debugged in two or three!!!!!, picking on you a little, I did some fiddling long ago and found you could program 3 or 4 pics at a time, I just stacked...
  113. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffe!!!

    From Microchips Super secret Bata Sigma Newsletter

    1. Microchip will develop the first biodegradable chip.
    2. Two pins on a Pic can be configured that will send the data out of up to seven...
  114. Thread: Aaarrrrghh

    by Oldhack
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    Re: Aaarrrrghh

    Hello
    If cost go up you can be sure a Politician or a Government agency had there fingers in it.
    Nuff said
    Gary
  115. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffe!!!

    We love to pick on our Canadian friends

    you may be from Canada if.


    1. You have snow shoes, and know how to use them.
    2. What we consider a snow storm, you call light flurries.
    3. You...
  116. Thread: Nibble

    by Oldhack
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    Re: Nibble

    Hello Fanie
    There are a few cases where the nibble variable works well, such as in a RTC I2c, it would be more for the new user, as we can just add bits or put a word variable on a diet.
    Glad I...
  117. Thread: Nibble

    by Oldhack
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    Re: Nibble

    Hello Fanie
    It took me a few seconds to figure it out , cool.
  118. Thread: Nibble

    by Oldhack
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    Nibble

    One time in a blue moon it would be handy to have a nibble size variable.

    Just a thought
    Gary
  119. Thread: Block Cursor

    by Oldhack
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    Re: Block Cursor

    I have had it happen a few times, not a big problem, I just restart Proton????
    Gary
  120. Thread: Amazing !

    by Oldhack
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    Re: Amazing !

    Hello Captain

    You can tell you are working at a nuke plant when you have a four hour job and after all the investigations, testing, meetings, paperwork, and just getting your tools in, it will...
  121. Thread: Amazing !

    by Oldhack
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    Re: Amazing !

    Hello Ye old man of the Sea
    Im a Nuke guy and in the USA. you can't fart at a Power plant unless you have taken a class on farting....I am not that far off.
    Most of the nukes are very safe and...
  122. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffe!!!

    Yes another true story
    I was working in a factory mannnnny years ago, and a contractor told this story about his technical Company.
    It was a common occurrence to get bad components (early 70s)...
  123. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffe!!!

    Hello
    I have enjoyed this section of the forum (we all need a little humor in our geek minds), These are true stories by the way.
    I was doing fire inspections many years ago in a large Mall,...
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    Re: 16F1939 support

    Hello
    This is a issue for me, I would like the updates part of the webpage to show what is coming next and what chips are supported!
    Sorry, It is the Sales man in me.
    Gary
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    Re: Stealing Proton

    Hello
    As one who steps in the pile often, I will put in my two cents worth, I like the hardware key, Proton is worth the price! maybe a more secure key?
    I would not have a big problem with a...
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    Re: Pickit2 hidden features (for me)

    Hello

    All I can say is it happens on some of the older "well aged" chips and it is not consistent as it may program for a few times and then not, who knows why, not a big problem.

    Best to you...
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    Re: Pickit2 hidden features (for me)

    I have had reprograming problems when using the MCLR as a port but was able to program by plugging the chip to the programmer just as it started to program.

    Gary
  128. View Post

    Hello
    Good tutorial Joseph, I hope he knows to set up the register like this ANSEL = %xxxxxxxx, "Binary", example ANSEL = %00000000 where "x" is a one or zero depending on the function you want...
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    Re: What happened to Swordfish?

    16 bit I have not even figured out 4 bit yet.
    Gary
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    Re: CTMU Capacitive touch

    Hello

    I am using the back side if the PCB, It is not all cracked up to be the end all, pad size and adjacent pad problems have to be worked out.
    Microchip has several sheets on this on there...
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    Re: CTMU Capacitive touch

    Just to watch out for overflow of timer 1, use a small delay for cap sense counting depending on the chip you use.
    Best to all
    Gary
  132. Thread: 8x2 Lcd?

    by Oldhack
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    Re: 8x2 Lcd?

    Hello
    I like there 2.3" LED 2 and four digit displays I have used them for Pinewood derby track displays and other things, you can shiftout the data over 50 feet if you use a CMOS4050 buffer.
    I...
  133. Thread: 8x2 Lcd?

    by Oldhack
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    Re: 8x2 Lcd?

    Hello

    The web link did not show up in the post or was removed, it is FCB Electronics, and he does EBAY, you may get a better price directly.
    Best to you
    Gary
  134. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffe!!!

    More from Microchips Super Secret Bata Sigma Newsletter.
    1. Chip will come with a 2 + 8 alphanumeric miniature LCD display on the top of the dip with direct register outputs to it.
    2. Fiber optic...
  135. Thread: 8x2 Lcd?

    by Oldhack
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    Re: 8x2 Lcd?

    Hello

    Speaking of Sure electronics they have a USA distributer <http://www.fcbelectronicsusa.com/servlet/StoreFront> He is in Michigan (Ann Arbor) does not carry everything, a little higher in...
  136. Thread: NCO to forum

    by Oldhack
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    Re: NCO to forum

    Hello
    The Boss is the Boss, I will look at WIKI as an alternative or I will post in the main.
    Bigthanks
    Gary
  137. Thread: NCO to forum

    by Oldhack
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    Re: NCO to forum

    Hello

    Sorry about being unclear, Yes it is a Numerically controlled oscillator, you use a Register to run a oscillator using a chosen clock.
    It is one of the new modules in the new 16F chips...
  138. Thread: NCO to forum

    by Oldhack
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    NCO to forum

    Hello

    Do you think it would be benefit to add NCO to the forum.
    Many Thanks
    Gary
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    Re: CTMU Capacitive touch

    File up loader did not work so I will just add,
    Gary
    Device = 16F1826


    Declare Reminders Off
    @ CONFIG_REQ = 0 ; Override Compiler's configuration settings
    Asm-
    __Config _Config1, 0x0984...
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    Re: CTMU Capacitive touch

    Quick and dirty old School M-touch demo using 11 out of 12 inputs.
    Many thanks
    Gary
  141. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffee!!!

    Hello all you fun guys
    I got the Monthly update from the super Secret Microchip Bata Sigma site and there are going to be many changes going on with their new products.
    1. Partner with Proton and...
  142. Thread: Lots of Betas

    by Oldhack
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    Re: Lots of Betas

    Hello

    I don't mind the Betas, this shows the company is evolving and not stuck in a rut, As new features come out in the latest chips it is good to at least to be able to use them.
    If I were to...
  143. Thread: 10f322 adc

    by Oldhack
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    Re: 10f322 adc

    Hello
    The fault can be found on the human side of the soldering iron!!!! note to self, check chip orientation on the board before soldering wire in.
    Works fine now I am using the ADC to...
  144. Thread: 10f322 adc

    by Oldhack
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    Re: 10f322 adc

    Hello
    It would have been a malformed mess of code to list, just wanted to know if anyone had any luck with this chip as it has a strange set up.
    Many thanks
    Gary
  145. Thread: 10f322 adc

    by Oldhack
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    10f322 adc

    Hello

    Has anyone worked with the 10F322 ADC, I tried everything and all I get is a random number in the low 50 range.

    Many thanks
    Gary :apathy:
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    Re: CTMU Capacitive touch

    Did a quick and dirty demo for the 12F1840

    Gary


    PIN 2 PORT 5 AS LED, PIN 5 PORT 2 AS SENSOR WITH 1 X 1.5 CM. PCB. ATTACHED TO IT.
    ;NOT USING THR VOLTAGE REFERENCE.
    ;WILL FLASH LED WHEN...
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    Re: CTMU Capacitive touch

    Hello Tim

    There is very little on the net that I can find with Google search, maybe its too new of a system and after printing out all I could find, I think I am
    more confused than ever, to...
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    CTMU Capacitive touch

    After scratching my head going over Microchips material for M-Touch I think it would be fantastic to add this to Proton as it is very confusing with the mix of material
    out there that just fogs...
  149. Thread: Search terms

    by Oldhack
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    Search terms

    It would be nice to be able to search the 3 letter terms like PWM as this brings up nothing and I know there is much out there.

    Many thanks
    Gary:D
  150. Thread: Proton VS. C

    by Oldhack
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    Re: Proton VS. C

    I see both sides of the story, but I think Proton with its tight code used for the small stuff it is very good at shoehorning code into a 10F, 12F chips.
    I have no doubt it will in time surpass C in...
  151. Thread: Proton VS. C

    by Oldhack
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    Re: Proton VS. C

    I think I am to old to get a new Horse. Thanks to all

    Gary
  152. Thread: Proton VS. C

    by Oldhack
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    Proton VS. C

    Hello

    I was thinking of learning C for a job change, but I wonder as Proton gets more powerful if C will fade into the background as a
    Microchip programming tool?

    Best to all
    Gary
  153. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffe!!!

    After reading the Microchip insider blog (MC 4-1 blog) I found out Microchip was developing many new chips and ideas.


    1. The new chips will have one red LED incorporated on top of the chip, if...
  154. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffe!!!

    hello
    I checked again, it said Microchip will consider making four pin four bit chips with eight bits of flash.
    they will hire Dave Jones as the Company spokesman, and Les will build a universal...
  155. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffe!!!

    Hello all


    I found my old crystal ball ( I had holes drilled in for Bowling), as I peer into the future, I see that Microchip will be building in a receiver that will allow programming by near...
  156. Thread: pds user guide

    by Oldhack
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    [SOLVED !] Re: pds user guide

    Hello
    I think keeping track of the pages helps.
    I think the new one has 460 pages.

    Gary
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    Re: Purchasing an extra USB license key (dongle)

    Hello

    Another stupid idea from me, If you are on the forum as a licensed contributing member for one year or more, you are eligible for a spare USB dongle.
    Told you it was a stupid idea, but...
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    Re: Order of primary sections of program

    Hello
    Thanks to al, I Thought I had not gotten the primary set up correct and that is the reason I was getting the first startup anomaly just after programming every so often.
    Gary
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    Order of primary sections of program

    Hello all
    I thought I would ask, what if any order do you put the Device, Declare xtal, config, Registers, Dim & Symbols and Declares.
    It may not be an issue.
    Also every so often, I will program...
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    Re: Proton Manual expantion

    Hello
    Back on the horse after the Christmas/New Year break, I wonder if it would work for Les to open one command or section to see if it would work out as an experiment (it may be a Train...
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    Re: Proton Manual expantion

    Wow, I thought the idea would go out with the trash, I think the Proton forum has some of the smartest people on the planet, so this should be real good.
    I agree that Les (the big dog) should make...
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    Re: Proton Manual expantion

    I really love Proton with its tight code I can do things with 1K of memory that would have taken 2K+ with other programs, but it could use a few training wheels.


    I understand Les, this is his...
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    Proton Manual expantion

    I would like to see an open PDF of the Proton manual that will allow the user group to add to each command, hints and instructions.
    This would be ongoing and peer reviewed by the licensed users.
    As...
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    Re: Get an error when I try to run PIC Fuse Configurator

    Super thanks, I will give it a Go, Microchip keeps moving the Goal post!!!!

    Gary
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    Re: Get an error when I try to run PIC Fuse Configurator

    Hello

    I had an error with the 12f629 using the new Fuse Configurator it put in
    ( fosc_intrc_io) this did not work, so I used intrc_osc_noclockout (old fuse config) it was fine.
    Also it put in...
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    Re: New device neeeded

    Hello
    Don't know I have never seen one yet, The Law won't pass this year I am sure... but as things get tighter Labor is the thing to go , as most big stores now have you can check out yourself...
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    New device neeeded

    This may not be a problem in your State, But Michigan is trying to rid of the individual pricing for groceries.
    Someone has an opportunity to come up with a small inexpensive device that will hook...
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    Errors in manual

    Hello
    As a new user of Proton from another Basic (sigh), with many uncorrected errors, Is the Proton user manual error free or there errors I should look for.
    Does any one have a list of...
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