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    Re: White LED on 24V?

    Hi,
    I have just looked at the datasheet and am totally confused, not difficult. What about the forward voltage or does that not matter if the current is limited. It shows an example with 220VAC and...
  2. Thread: Error

    by RGV250
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    Re: Error

    The device is not in the list for the free version of the compiler, see here for which ones are in the free version http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/vbdownloads.php
    You will need to purchase a licence...
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    Re: Problem with ISIS distribute with Proton

    Hi John,
    I have not tried it but I think you can use the boards on their own, go to the ProtonIDE\Plugin folder and run VHB Explorer.exe, if you right click on the PIC and edit properties you can...
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    Re: 3d printers any recommendations?

    Hi George,
    Note also that Tim posted "I really do not want to spend much ~£300 will do for me." That is why I suggested the Mini..

    Mark forged ...
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    Re: 3d printers any recommendations?

    Hi George,
    I just wonder what you have against Prusa, they use quality parts such as Bondtek extruder and E3D V6 hot end just as a couple of examples.
    I bought cheap and could have bought the Prusa...
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    Re: 3d printers any recommendations?

    Hi Tim,
    I would be wary of the cheaper ones, I have 4 printers and none of them work as i would like. I could have bought one good one for what I spent on all of the cheaper ones. I am currently...
  7. Re: High speed and sleep vers slow and steady Current consumption

    Hi Tim,
    Have you looked at Microchip Nanowatt XLP devices, apparently there is a calculator download for battery life estimator.
    http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/39941d.pdf
    ...
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    Re: Adverts are driving me mad

    Hi Lester,
    It does not happen all the time but I will take a screenshot if it does happen again.

    Regards,
    Bob
  9. Re: johngb has just uploaded Proton Studio 2.0.1.9 update!

    Hi John,
    I have sent email if you are still at the one when you were looking at creating the visual designer.

    Bob
  10. Re: johngb has just uploaded Proton Studio 2.0.1.9 update!

    Hi,
    Another issue is that when I close it I get the windows error "Proton studio has stopped working" "Check online / close the program".
    This is the details if it helps.
    Win 7 64bit.
  11. Re: johngb has just uploaded Proton Studio 2.0.1.9 update!

    Hi,
    I have just tried it and have a question, I opened up a program and noticed Do/Loop, Sub/Do/Endsub, $if/$endif & $ifdef/$endif were all shown with links.
    In another file For/Next were linked...
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    Adverts are driving me mad

    I don't know if anyone else has the problem but several times I have gone to reply to a thread only to find an advert is covering the text entry box and clicking on the x does not get rid of the...
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    Re: Instruction Cycles

    Hi John,
    I have just coied the link in a new page and it works, not sure why it did not make it a link.

    This is the code example



    INCLUDE "PROTON_G20.INT" 'Proton 20MHz Graphics LCD
    DIM...
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    Re: Instruction Cycles

    Hi John,
    There used to be a bit of code on here (it may be in the WiKi) called "How many cycles", you put a start point and end and it told you how many cycles the routine took so you could send out...
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    HrsIn with variable length strings

    Hi,
    I have managed to read a string in using HrsIn but the problem I have is that the string can be variable in length, this is what I have used to get the string in but the string has to be 10...
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    Re: Strange behavior with Procedure

    Thanks Les,
    Always good to know why a workaround worked.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: Strange behavior with Procedure

    Hi Tumbleweed,
    The puzzling bit for me is why both the top 2 work correctly when in the main loop so i would think it they are both sending a single byte, when I move it to the procedure it does not...
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    Re: Strange behavior with Procedure

    Hi Charlie,
    You must have been replying as I was typing, as said, I am confused why it works correctly if I have it in the main code but not when in a procedure.

    Bob
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    Re: Strange behavior with Procedure

    Hi,
    I have just found if I do this it works.


    TempByte = (128 + LinePos + ColumnPos) '128 (Change position command) + Line position + Column position)

    HRSOut 254 'DEC 254...
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    Strange behavior with Procedure

    Hi,
    I have managed to get the serial display I am working on to work with a serial interface, it is a but clunky setting the Line position so I thought I would make it into a procedure.
    You need to...
  21. Re: forum obsolete - no more compiler updates here?

    Hi Les,
    I agree with all the others.
    I have a suggestion I would pay for and I am sure a lot of others would, Tim did a fantastic ICD and the DaveS followed it up with another really good one.
    For...
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    Re: I2C serial display

    Hi Les,
    This is strange, I have now got a PIC24FJ64GB002 running at 32mhz checked with logic analyser.
    I am supposed to be sending Hello so 5 bytes but it sends the address and then 2 bytes,...
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    Re: I2C serial display

    Hi Charlie,
    Thanks, I will have a look to see how it compares but I think mine is running at the right speed.

    Les,
    I put a logic analyser on it last night and saw something strange and I cannot...
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    Re: I2C serial display

    Thanks Les,
    The PLL setting did not work, I should have a 24F that came with the Microstick so I will try to find that and have another go later.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: I2C serial display

    Hi Les,
    Thanks, I have now come across another problem, I assume I need to change something in the "PLL_Setup" settings but I cannot find any information on this at all in the datasheet, the manual...
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    I2C serial display

    Hi,
    As I am trying to get into using PIC24 so with its 3.3v my normal serial displays I use for debugging will not work. I have bought some 3.3v 4x20 displays ...
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    Re: Reading string HRSin

    Hi,
    I think a link to the datasheet or manual for the BT module might help.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: Amicus24 board component

    Hi Bob,
    I am just ordering some parts up and wondered what you have used.
    I am not sure on the SPX1117,1 or the TLV1117,1 so I looked at the Amicus 18 schematic. If I use TLV111750CDCY &...
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    Re: Amicus24 board component

    Hi Bob,
    I like the idea of the cheap USB/TTL to get the parts, it will be fun to play with my hot air gun. So far it has only been used for heatshrink.

    Bob
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    Re: Amicus24 board component

    What a palarva, I tried to reply but an advert decided it was going to pop up right over the reply box. Would not go until I clicked on it and closed it down.
    I picked up the capacitor issue so...
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    Re: How do you drive an inkjet printer via USB?

    Hi Charlie,
    Have you thought about using a Raspberry Pi zero to control the printer, here is a link to adding a printer to the Pi, then you could send serial to the Pi.

    Probably not as simple as...
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    Re: Amicus24 board component

    Thanks, I had not though of that, time to buy a new monitor I think.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Amicus24 board component

    Hi,
    I got a few Amicus24 boards when Lester was doing his bit to save planet earth and keep Greta happy.
    I have spent a while looking for parts or alternatives but have come unstuck on one of them...
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    Re: Parsing an string from the serial.

    Hi,
    I am not sure exactly what you are looking for, are you looking for values after a certain character?
    If so, I would read the whole string in and then in a loop test each character until you...
  35. Poll: Re: About deleting accounts due to inactivity beyond three months.

    Hi,
    I did not think it was so short, maybe a year before deleting it but send a weekly email after 9 months?

    As for the password, it used to frustrate me but now I just use my age and which half...
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    [OFFER] Re: 2 Firewing 16 boards going free

    Hi,
    Not sure how to mark this thread as "Taken" ??

    Regards,
    Bob
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    [OFFER] Re: 2 Firewing 16 boards going free

    Hi George,
    I have not got any messages? so I have sent you my email by PM.

    Bob
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    [OFFER] Re: 2 Firewing 16 boards going free

    Hi George,
    I tried to PM you but your mail box is full, PM me with your address and email if possible.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    [OFFER] Re: 2 Firewing 16 boards going free

    Hi George,
    I am going down town tomorrow so I will see what the postage is, they are not heavy so it should be OK. If I don't get any other takers by tomorrow I will send both depending on the post....
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    [OFFER] 2 Microstick II boards going free

    Hi,
    I have 2 Microstick II boards going free (UK only due to postage), having a clearout and find MPLab just too cumbersome to bother with, why they did not include ICSP on the board is beyond me....
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    [OFFER] 2 Firewing 16 boards going free

    Hi,
    I have 2 Firewing 16bit boards going free (UK only due to postage) for anyone who is feeling brave enough, I could not get them to work with PDS but they are there if anyone feels they want to...
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    WooHoo, my first blinking LED on a PIC24

    After many years of grief I finally have a flashing LED on a PIC24 and it feels great.
    I had 2 Firewing boards but for some reason the bootloaders kept getting wiped out, the Pickit 2 struggled to...
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    Re: Grief breading serial data from AHT20

    Hi Les,

    Every time I do it I know I should do it differently but old habits die hard, I also thought about using while/wend but I do find "Main/GoTo Main" easier to follow. I try not to use GoTo...
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    Re: Grief breading serial data from AHT20

    Hi,
    Slight error noticed in the read data which made a small error in the temp reading AHT_Data_6 was actually _5.


    'Read the raw data
    I2CIn SDA, SCL, AHT_ADDR_READ,...
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    Re: Grief breading serial data from AHT20

    Hi Rick,
    Thanks for replying, Les suggestion worked.

    Hi Les,
    I have not had a lot of dealings with I2C but why does it work without issuing start / stop commands etc. I think that may have been...
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    Re: Grief breading serial data from AHT20

    I have just realised the title should read "Sequential" data

    And the datasheet link was a bit messed up....
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    Grief breading serial data from AHT20

    Him,
    I am having a lot of grief reading the data from this device Vhttps://cdn-learn.adafruit.com/assets/assets/000/091/676/original/AHT20-datasheet-2020-4-16.pdf?1591047915
    I know the device works...
  48. Re: Software solution to the flickering LED problem

    Hi,
    There has always been a Gosub command or at least for the 15 years I have been using PDS there has.
    If you have a pin spare you could use a serial LCD to show the analog value to see if it is...
  49. Re: Software solution to the flickering LED problem

    Hi,
    I don't see a call to PWM_ either, is it meant to be used?

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: FFT_Tone_Decoder for LEDs

    Hi,
    It is actually Samples\New Samples folder.

    Bob
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    Re: FFT_Tone_Decoder for LEDs

    Hi,
    Have you looked in the "New samples" folder, there are some FFT examples there.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: Individual Pricing

    Thanks, just ordered it. You never know, I might actually start working with 16 bit devices now.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: Individual Pricing

    Hi Evan,
    Thanks for replying, as the moment I only use the Pickit 2 GUI but the command line might be something I will change to in the future, not sure about the Autowatch. The question is, if I...
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    Re: Individual Pricing

    Hi,
    Rather than start a new post I thought I would ask my question here.
    As there is no demo I am a bit apprehensive, there are quite a few options and not sure which to go for. I think all I would...
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    Re: Font conversion and the best tool

    Hi Tim,
    I have just fired it up and tried with a large font and it gives an error that Proton does not handle fonts larger than 32.

    Bob
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    Re: Font conversion and the best tool

    Hi Tim,
    Are you talking about the one from Octal?, I did have it and have some erratic backup so I can have a look if it is that one.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: "Your connection to this site is not secure"

    Hi Rick,
    I think it is because it is not HTTPS but as you are not giving any financial details I do not think it is a problem (my opinion).

    The password I use here is not used for anything else...
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    Re: Is it possible to alias the SerOut pin

    Hi Les,
    Thanks for the info, I have amended my VSM and I do not get any garbage on the first line now.

    Interesting thought regards the PPS but I am trying to use up parts I already have, it could...
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    Re: Is it possible to alias the SerOut pin

    Hi Les,
    That is exactly what I am trying to do, I notice you have put pull up resistors in the sim. I never do but is that something I will need to do in real hardware, I think I may have a problem...
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    Is it possible to alias the SerOut pin

    Hi,
    As the title says, is it possible to alias the pin used for "SerOut"?, I would like to send a string out on each pin of a port so PortB.0 first and sequentially through to PortB.7 and then loop...
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    Re: How to replace another value without flicker

    Hi,
    This works, you did not show the variable value, also you did not give it a type when you print. You do not need to print the second line all the time as you have not changed it. Various delays...
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    Re: How to replace another value without flicker

    Hi,
    Change the DelayMS 10 at the end as this will not help. Also you will need to have a delay at the end or it will be overwritten straight away.

    Bob
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    Re: Speed difference between 8 & 16 bit PICS

    Hi,
    I am not sure about 1/3 speed, as far as I know the 16 bit have a 2:1 instruction cycle where the 8bit is 4:1 so I would have thought they would be the same with the 16 bit at 32Mhz and the 8bit...
  64. Re: File transfer between two WIN 10 PC using RS232

    Hi Lester,
    That was timely as I was just about to post if you were OK, we had not heard from you this year.

    Bob
  65. Re: Store a 2 digit or 3 digit number from a keypad in a variable

    Hi,
    Ignore the post, I was looking at Les code.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    [SOLVED !] Re: IDE feature request

    Hi Rick,
    If you look at the "Save" icon, when you change the code it goes dark and if you compile it goes grey again. Probably not as obvious as you may want but it is there.

    Regards,
    Bob
  67. Thread: TM1637 code

    by RGV250
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    Re: TM1637 code

    Hi,
    I have not had to remove the caps from my modules.

    Thank George for the tip on how to post code, it does seem strange but it appears to work.

    Regards,
    Bob
  68. Thread: TM1637 code

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    Re: TM1637 code

    Hi,
    This should be the same but with a couple of comments added.

    Regards,
    Bob



    '****************************************************************
    '* Name : TM1637.BAS ...
  69. Thread: TM1637 code

    by RGV250
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    Re: TM1637 code

    Hi,
    It is quite basic as I only needed a speed readout for a lathe. Are you likely to need decimal places, if so I will have a look as it should not be too difficult.
    The code above has got the...
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    Re: PIC18FxxQ devices

    Hi,
    If you look in the includes\ppi directory you can see thee.
    In mine I can see 18F24(5)Q10 & 18LF24(5)Q10, might be more but they do not appear to go alpha numeric or they do but there is other...
  71. Thread: TM1637 code

    by RGV250
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    Re: TM1637 code

    Hmm, that did not go too well, I copied and pasted the code and it is in one single line. If any moderator sees this could you have a look to see what I have done wrong.
    It is in Example code / LED...
  72. Thread: TM1637 code

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    Re: TM1637 code

    Hi Joseph,
    I will have to read up the "How to" first and see how it goes from there.

    Regards,
    Bob.
  73. Thread: TM1637 code

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    TM1637 code

    Hi,
    I have written some code for TM1637 modules, it does not do the DP/Colon or key scan as I only wanted it for a revcounter for a lathe.
    They are 4 (or 6 digit) 7 segment displays on 2 data...
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    Re: Problem receiving string

    Hi John,
    My only thought was if it was too slow it may miss data, I have resolved that issue now I think. I found a serial sample which had interrupts, I modified it quite a bit and now it all seems...
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    Re: Problem receiving string

    Hi,
    I am getting there, I had to move the data to another variable and clear the input buffer, it works now but it is not 100% reliable particularly with the first message. I think it will be better...
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    Re: Problem receiving string

    Hi George,
    I have tried twice to reply from my phone but all sorts of problems and kept getting told I was not logged in. Anyway, on the desktop now so should be OK.

    If I send text the PC app...
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    Re: Problem receiving string

    Hi Les,
    Thanks for looking, I have tried at 100 and it still only appears to get the second character. It is fine if I sent single "1","2","3","4" or "C",S","R" etc and use Dim IN_CHR as byte.
    At...
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    Re: Problem receiving string

    Hi Les,
    It is 18F4680

    Bob
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    Problem receiving string

    Hi,
    I have an idea for a simple debugger where I can put the name of several variables into a PC app and the app will show the state of the variables as a snapshot or continuously. This would mean...
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    Re: PIC Basic to Proton Basic Convertion

    That must make 2 of us then, in my case I think it is awful using .BAS for an include. As you say John, it is more obvious which is the main file but how many times have I clicked on the INC file to...
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    Re: PIC Basic to Proton Basic Convertion

    Hi,
    I think you need to include the ReadSHT71.bas file here as that is where the problem lies.
    By the looks of it there is subroutine that expects a value passed to it and there is an If / Then /...
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    Re: Newbie to the forum

    Hi,
    I did not notice the error but it is still fast, are there any fantastically time critical things beig sent?

    Bob
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    Re: Newbie to the forum

    Hi,
    It is not the CAN settings that generate the interrupt but the interrupt registers, have a look at PIR5, PIE5 & IPR5.
    Can you edit the other boards, if so I would just send the data...
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    Re: Newbie to the forum

    Hi Rob,
    First off, the library I wrote will not work with the 18F25K80 or any of that series, I am looking at it but they have changed things for no apparent reason.
    You say it listens for the...
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    Re: It's Christmas, how about a bit of giving?

    Hi,
    Is there an option to pay with card via paypal, when I look it asks me to sign up for an account which I cannot and will not do (previous history with them). I paid for the Procedures update...
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    Re: Amicus 24 schematic?

    Hi Les,
    Sounds interesting, I take it the micro will be on board and not replaceable. Will it be just the one version or is there a chance one will have a CAN interface.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: Amicus 24 schematic?

    Hi Lester,
    Thanks, I will start to look at doing a build over the holidays.
    On a separate note, are there any MK2 dev boards left?
    Also did the ethernet boards go.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: Christmas Lights

    I think it would be cool to have someone sweep up all the broken glass at the bottom of the screen like the snow plogh on the snow scene.

    Bob
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    Re: 3.7.3.1 download will not unzip

    I am using version 70.0.1 on the win7 PC, not sure on the laptop.

    Bob
  90. Thread: Can bus library

    by RGV250
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    Re: Can bus library

    Hi Leo,
    Bad news, good news, not sure news.
    The bad news is that the old one would no longer work due to the library manager not working with later versions.
    The good news is that I have...
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    Re: 3.7.3.1 download will not unzip

    Hi John,
    I tried on 2 machinehs with different OS.
    The only common factor was firefox?

    Bob
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    Re: 3.7.3.1 download will not unzip

    Interesting, I tried on Win7 and got a different message but pretty much the same, saying the archive was empty although it was around 80meg. I then noticed it had added .zip on to the file. removed...
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    Re: 3.7.3.1 download will not unzip

    Strange, I tried earlier versions and get the same, existing downloads seem to work. I wonder if a Windows10 update has done its usual thing of messing things up without my permission. I am going to...
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    3.7.3.1 download will not unzip

    Hi,
    Has anyone else downloaded 3.7.3.1, I just have and when I try to unzip it I get a message "Archive is not readable. Would you like to try a password?".
    I have downloaded it twice and same both...
  95. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    Hi,
    I think there is a lot of rubbish and dealers ripping people off regards batteries. A coleague had a Renault electric car on a PCP scheme which he rented the battery as he was advised it was the...
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    [OFFER] Re: Proton MKII Development Board

    Hi Lester,
    Just collected my box of goodies, I couldn't wait till Monday. I have to say I am very pleased, just like Christmas but early.

    Regards,
    Bob
  97. Re: A registration is required for device 16F18326!?

    Hi Elliot,
    How did you install the dongle driver, From memory I think for Win7 you copy it to a windows directory and then aim the dongle to it, I am sure there are instructions on the forum...
  98. Thread: RC522 RFID Code

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    Re: RC522 RFID Code

    Hi Cemati,

    I'n convert code to picbasic

    Just to clarify, do you mean PDS (Proton development suite) or Picbasic as they are quite different (and a different forum).

    Bob
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    Re: Amicus 18 GPS Shield date issue.

    Hi,
    Re the code I was thinking about he ZDA stuff.
    Interesting that in the manual it states 1980-2079.

    How is the accuracy of the GPS?

    Bob
  100. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Amicus 18 GPS Shield date issue.

    Hi,
    That seems strange as I was under the impression that it was embedded in the GPS message, anyway, can you post your code so I can have a play over the weekend without re-inventing the wheel.
    ...
  101. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Amicus 18 GPS Shield date issue.

    Hi Bob,
    I think you need to send this to the module $PNMRX108,GGA,GSA,GSV,RMC,VTG,ZDA*70

    I used this calculator http://www.hhhh.org/wiml/proj/nmeaxor.html found on Sparkfun site to calculate...
  102. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Amicus 18 GPS Shield date issue.

    Hi Bob,
    Have a look at page 5 of the manual, the way I read that is that GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC and VTC are sent by default, the rest are not.
    Pages 21 & 25 seem to imply that if you initialise the GPS...
  103. Replies
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    Re: Amicus 18 GPS Shield date issue.

    Hi,
    I will try to have a play over the weekend, I have just dug my original board out which was a BT406 I think but the code was based on the 4140.

    Bob
  104. Replies
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    Re: Amicus 18 GPS Shield date issue.

    Hi Bob,
    Have a look here, according to the datasheet it supports it.
    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/vbdownloads.php?do=download&downloadid=407

    I have just found my original code which has an...
  105. Replies
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    Re: Amicus 18 GPS Shield date issue.

    Hi Bob,
    The difference is that in ZDA it is in 3 seperate variables rather than one, I am away this weekend and I have the shield as well, I also should have my original code so i will have a look...
  106. Replies
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    Re: Amicus 18 GPS Shield date issue.

    Hi Bob,
    Should you not be using GPZDA



    NMEA reference https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/GPS/NMEA Reference Manual1.pdf

    Regards,
    Bob
  107. Thread: RS 485 isolator

    by RGV250
    Replies
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    Views
    1,408

    Re: RS 485 isolator

    Hi,
    https://buy.advantech-bb.com/Serial/Isolators-and-Repeaters-RS-232-422-485/model-BB-485OP.htm
    Not cheap but all depends on your time, I am sure there are others.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: Rfid read procedure

    Hi,
    I appreciate you want to understand and write the code yourself but from personal experience knowing that the hardware works first is a great help. I have spent many a time struggling and...
  109. Replies
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    Re: Rfid read procedure

    Hi,
    Why reinvent the wheel, someone has written code so why not use that.
    I would try the code that is on the forum first at least prove the hardware, one you have done that then you can try your...
  110. Replies
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    Re: Rfid read procedure

    Hi,
    Can you explain a bit more.
    Are you using the code from the post I mentioned.
    Are you using the same device.
    Do you get several responses from the serial port such as


    Regards,
    Bob
  111. Replies
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    Re: Rfid read procedure

    Hi,
    I have not used these RFID, only 125khz but would think they are similar in operation. Perhaps you could give more detail in what you have done as I am not sure what you mean by "Read test...
  112. Replies
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    Re: Rfid read procedure

    Hi,
    Have you read this post http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/78080-RC522-RFID-Code
    it might explain why you cannot read different cards.

    Regards,
    Bob
  113. Replies
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    Re: Phase offseting PWM to prevent noise on fans

    Hi Tim,
    What about a delay line, something like this. https://www.mouser.co.uk/datasheet/2/256/DS1135-1513733.pdf
    I have not used them but thought you could cascade one output to the next, the one...
  114. Replies
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    Views
    6,630

    [OFFER] Re: Proton MKII Development Board

    Hi Lester,
    I have the same issue as others, tried to do te special belivery from the link in this thread but got the £0 minimum order, I then tried to do it but th misc payments but the same. Can...
  115. Replies
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    Views
    2,952

    Re: New Prusa mini 3D printer

    Hi,
    You don't need Simplify3D if you are happy with using the free software that Prusa supply, I did not get on with mine as there was confusion over which worked. I think this is the difference...
  116. Replies
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    Views
    2,952

    Re: New Prusa mini 3D printer

    Ah, I missed that bit out, you need 3D CAD that can output .STL files, there are other formats but STL is the norm. I have ViaCAD 3D but I think google sketch up can do it as well.
    This is the bit I...
  117. Replies
    34
    Views
    2,952

    Re: New Prusa mini 3D printer

    Hi George,
    I have access to a Mark Forged at work, it only prints nylon or Carbon fibre which is used for strength.
    I have a couple at home but not impressed with quality/reliability. At the recent...
  118. Replies
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    Views
    2,952

    Re: New Prusa mini 3D printer

    Hi,
    It can't do nylon but unless you do a lot of it nylon is a pain as it is hygroscopic. We throw more nylon filament away that we use. I tried drying it out but with limited success.

    Bob
  119. Replies
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    Re: Time to wake up! (SLEEP issue)

    Hi,
    I have never used sleep but looking at the compiler manual it appears straightforward. Have a look at the example in the manual and try that first, once you have that working it should be a...
  120. Replies
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    Views
    6,630

    [OFFER] Re: Proton MKII Development Board

    Hi Lester,
    On my first order tried to buy some GSM shields but was told they were out of stock, are these shields or modules. Either way, if you have any ofthem left and the uptake on the...
  121. Replies
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    Views
    6,630

    [OFFER] Re: Proton MKII Development Board

    Hi,
    Just got my second box, I cant believe Lester is having trouble giving stuff away. I now have Bluetooth modules, GPS boards and serial Graphic LCD's to play with along with the demo boards.
    ...
  122. Replies
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    Re: Serin baud rate / clock dependency?

    Hi,
    Just realised, I think this is only for hardware serial.

    You did not say what device you are using so it may not have 16 bit BRG.
    The calculator I have came up with this.


    Bob
  123. Re: Bug in Proton compiler 3.7.8.2 Not working for pic18f2550

    Hi,
    I notice that there are no config settings in your code, I am pretty sure that it will be a peripheral that you have not set correctly rather than the compiler.

    Regards,
    Bob
  124. Replies
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    Re: Perhaps one small step to popularise Proton

    Hi,
    My only one thought at the moment is the 1825K50 does not appear to be one of the free devices.

    Regards,
    Bob
  125. Replies
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    Views
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    [OFFER] Re: Proton MKII Development Board

    Hi Lester,
    Could I have one if not too late, will email whe n I get laptop powered up.

    Regards,
    Bob
  126. Replies
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    Re: Newbie to the forum!

    Hi Les,
    I thought about suggesting Kickstarter, I think David Barker had a really good idea that unfortunately did not make it but may be able to give you some pointers. That way it gets to a...
  127. Replies
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    1,656

    Re: The Proton manual

    Hi George,
    I dont think this one was not about money, I watched a program, I think it was about about BluRay but cannot remember. It was reported that Sony (Betamax) said they would not allow...
  128. Re: What radio module can I use to transmit at 500kbit?

    Hi,
    I don't have any code, I just knew who made the units. Hopefully if you get stuck with the code there will be someone here who can help.

    Regards,
    Bob
  129. Re: What radio module can I use to transmit at 500kbit?

    Or this?
    https://www.rfsolutions.co.uk/radio-modules-c10/zetaplus-smart-transceiver-module-868mhz-so-p641

    Bob
  130. Re: What radio module can I use to transmit at 500kbit?

    Hi,
    I would try asking here https://www.radiometrix.com/lnm2h-lnm3h

    Regards,
    Bob
  131. Thread: Hi All

    by RGV250
    Replies
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    1,157

    Re: Hi All

    Hi,
    I think it is just asking to log in (not post) at least once per 90 days to stop your account being deleted.

    Regards,
    Bob
  132. Thread: New CAN Library

    by RGV250
    Replies
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    Views
    1,207

    Re: New CAN Library

    Hi John,
    I had a quick look through the datasheet and thought it would mainly be the configs for the osc, looking at the decoupling bit I am not sure I want to use them. Is that what they call...
  133. Thread: New CAN Library

    by RGV250
    Replies
    6
    Views
    1,207

    Re: New CAN Library

    Hi john,
    I have just ordered them, what a nightmare. Farnell/CPC appear to be the same company but CPC had some of the things and Farnell had the others. Farnell kept pointing me to a European...
  134. Thread: New CAN Library

    by RGV250
    Replies
    6
    Views
    1,207

    Re: New CAN Library

    Hi,
    That is all I have at the moment apart from an 18F4585 have found.
    I am going to order a couple of the new ones probably a 46K80 and 26K83 later on today when I can find something else to...
  135. Thread: New CAN Library

    by RGV250
    Replies
    6
    Views
    1,207

    New CAN Library

    Hi,
    After a lot of grief (some self inflicted) I am close to posting my new CAN library (with example) that does not need Library Manager. I am quite pleased with it as I think it is a lot easier to...
  136. Replies
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    463

    Re: Nesting Select / Case

    Thanks.

    Bob
  137. Replies
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    Nesting Select / Case

    Hi,
    I just wondered if this was allowed, I have done it and it appears to work, there is nothing in the manual to say it can be done and then again there is nothing to say it cant.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: Is XTAL available at compile time

    Thanks Joseph,
    That is exactly what I need, it looks like I will definitely be reading up on it.

    Bob
  139. Replies
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    Re: Is XTAL available at compile time

    Hi,
    Thinking about it that could simplify things, at the moment I have several includes for my CAN devices, I could merge them all into one file but what if I selected a device that was not in...
  140. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Is XTAL available at compile time

    Hi,
    Thanks for the replies, what I am trying to do is make the CAN library much more user friendly, the BAUD rate setting is pretty cumbersome so I have come up with a way of just entering the...
  141. Replies
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    Re: Is XTAL available at compile time

    Hi George,
    I was not sure how to use _Xtal, however this appears to work.
    Dim XTAL_Speed As Byte
    XTAL_Speed = Xtal
    It took me ages to figure it out as I first put it directly...
  142. Replies
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    Is XTAL available at compile time

    Hi,
    Pretty much as the title says, I have a procedure that I would like to base some of its options on the XTAL speed.
    As an example if the XTAL = 10 the procedure would use one set of options, if...
  143. Replies
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    Re: Strange compile for a 16F628A

    Hi,
    Even if I put in Isr it still does not compile, there are errors
    TICKS
    ZEROX
    SETPRDS
    PREVTICKS
    PRESSED
    ENTPRDS
    ENTEROK
    ENTTICKS all not declared.
  144. Re: Wow!!!! 1991 guests at the moment on the forum

    Hi Lester,
    Regarding the email, were we supposed to reply or do anything or were you working on the fact you would get a failed to send reply?

    Regards,
    Bob
  145. Replies
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    Re: Placement of Procs withing code space

    Hi,
    As I understand it (which is probably wrong) you cannot force it to the end of code space as it is related to when they are called in the program rather than discovered. As I say, probably...
  146. Replies
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    Re: PICD or other debugger questions

    Hi Dave,
    I am sitting here on a rain swept isle of Man with nothing better to do so I thought I would try to iron out some issues with my CAN library.
    I am struggling as I need to step through...
  147. Replies
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    Re: The use of USB with the 18F2550

    Hi,
    A very long time ago I did try USB with 18F4550 (which is essentially the same device with more pins), there seemed to be a lot more information out there then.
    I used RealBasic for the PC...
  148. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Multiple serial communicators

    Hi,
    I have just found in C:\Program Files (x86)\ProtonIDE\Plugin\SerialCom the application and it does run multiple instances, the only thing I did find which is not a major issue is that the port...
  149. Replies
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    Re: Multiple serial communicators

    Hi,
    Thanks for the suggestions, I also found Termite https://www.compuphase.com/software_termite.htm whilst googling in the pub. It looks really good, the only thing I would have liked is a separate...
  150. Replies
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    Multiple serial communicators

    Hi,
    I use the built in serial communicator for debugging as it is so simple and all I need.
    When doing multiple devices I used Hyperterminal as that was simple as well.
    Now I am on windows10 I am...
  151. Replies
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    Re: LCD display module HT1621

    Hi,
    There is an article for Arduino here http://arduinolearning.com/code/ht1621-6-digit-7-segment-display-example.php
    There is no include so all the code is here and should be easily convertible,...
  152. Re: How to invert just a bit - complement of a bit

    Hi,
    This works on the individual bits and you can simulate it in the free VSM



    'Simulates in PIC16_ALCD_VHB.DSN board
    Include "Proton_4.Inc"

    ' ** Declare Variables **
    Dim Testbits...
  153. Replies
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    Re: Floating point strangeness

    Oops, I only saw the first post:confusion:

    Hi Rick,
    Was the earlier version before signed variables? as it looks like a 2s compliment issue.
    Try making PotVal a signed word or i would say a...
  154. Replies
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    Re: Upgrade procedure validation installer

    Hi,
    Have you moved to procedures.exe?? File to the new directory.

    Bob
  155. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Boot loader woes.

    Hi,
    On your first point, I use Arduino a lot, I have no intention of using it for the end but as there are generally libraries for modules I have bought I can prove they work before trying to get...
  156. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Boot loader woes.

    Hi,
    I think you have too many unknows at the moment, I would suggest you get an Amicus18 board first, that way you will be able to prove your USB/TTL cable first as it will come installed with a...
  157. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Temperature Controller Problem

    Thanks Les, it was the SFR bitnames I needed. I totally forgot about them.
    INTE & INTF needed a 0 in them to INT0E /INT0F

    Bob
  158. Replies
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    Re: Temperature Controller Problem

    Hi Les,
    I tried to swap this to 18F25K20 and it did not compile, compiler complained about INTCONBITS_INTF and OPTIONREGBITS_INTEDG and others.
    I had a look in the 18F25K20 datasheet and there was...
  159. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Temperature Controller Problem

    Hi,
    I think the snippet I posted


    'Split the value into individual numbers for the display
    RPM_THOUSANDS = Dig RPM_INT,3
    RPM_HUNDREDS = Dig RPM_INT,2
    RPM_TENS = Dig...
  160. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Temperature Controller Problem

    Hi,
    I am assuming you are looking for a wire break situation, I don't normally use analog inputs so I am not sure how they respond but I would expect the value to be zero without an input so where...
  161. Replies
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    Re: procedures How do we buy the upgrade?

    Hi Craig,
    I have sent you PM with the email to send to, I did not want to post it here for privacy.

    Bob
  162. Replies
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    Re: Bit bang I2C code

    Hi,
    I had the same problem, in the end I pasted it into PDS and added the ' to the start of the lines and then used advanced and posted as code here.

    Bob
  163. Replies
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    Re: Bit bang I2C code

    Thanks Les,
    I found this https://www.kammerl.de/ascii/AsciiSignature.php and used s-relief

    ...
  164. Replies
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    Re: Stand alone magnifier

    Hi,
    Plugged it in to the PC and all I get us USB on the microscope, it is installed correctly in Drivers.

    So the question I have is, has anyone used it to capture images directly from the PC and...
  165. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Stand alone magnifier

    Hi,
    I used the top link and received it in less than a week, it is brilliant. I am now going to order the aluminium stand which should make it even better.
    I tried it on a plane blade I sharpened...
  166. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Bit bang I2C code

    Hi Les,
    Thanks for posting that, it has been very helpful. I did not know about the input / output command which is neater and easier than TRIS. Also I did not realise you could use the pData in the...
  167. Replies
    9
    Views
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    Re: Bit bang I2C code

    Thanks Les,
    I think I have done what I need to do as I found a good English datasheet, trying to reverse engineer the Arduino library was a nightmare.
    It will be good to study your code anyway to...
  168. Replies
    9
    Views
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    Re: Bit bang I2C code

    Hi,
    I may not need it now as I have found a datasheet in English that has a simple example in C which I should be able to convert it.
    It would be nice to see a bit bashed example in PDS if someone...
  169. Replies
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    Views
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    Bit bang I2C code

    Hi,
    The speed display on my lathe went pop so I am looking at using one of these to replace it. ...
  170. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Stand alone magnifier

    Hmm, Just noticed the G700 also only has 2MP camera where the G600 has 3.6MP so resolution should be better.

    Bob
  171. Replies
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    Re: Stand alone magnifier

    Hi Les,
    Thanks, I have just done a search on ebay for MUSTOOL G600 and saw this which seems to be the same but a lot cheaper ...
  172. Replies
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    Views
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    Stand alone magnifier

    Hi,
    Quite a while ago I think Les/Lester posted a link to a stand alone magnifier for inspecting PCBs and for soldering SMD.
    I wished I had got one then as now I cannot find the post or anything...
  173. Replies
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    Re: Wanted 18F25K22 bootloader for purchase .....

    Hi,
    I have not done much of this sort of thing so I could be wasting my time but I had a moment in the pub last night so thought I would have a look. I thought I would post what I have to see if I...
  174. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: 18F25K22 Bootloader .....

    Hi,
    I did find this regards CA-42 pinouts but I am assuming you have already cut the cable and thrown away the connector.
    https://www.webfoobar.com/index.php/node/6 scroll down a bit.

    Also the...
  175. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: 18F25K22 Bootloader .....

    Hi,
    A couple of questions.
    You have mentioned you are looking for 18F25K22 bootloader and Amicus18.
    The link I posted is for Amicus18 bootloader but that says it is 18F25K20, I am not sure if it...
  176. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: 18F25K22 Bootloader .....

    Hi,
    Have a look here as it is the amicus18 bootloader
    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/vbdownloads.php?do=download&downloadid=86

    I forgot to mention, you load the program as normal and the use USB...
  177. Replies
    5
    Views
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    Re: BreezeA board / Amicus18 problem

    Hi,
    I am not sure if that would work, nothing wrong with the Amicus firmware but I would think you would need the Dizzy driver as it will be looking for the Dizzy ID in the FTDI chip. I might be...
  178. Replies
    5
    Views
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    Re: BreezeA board / Amicus18 problem

    Hi,
    Have you installed anything recently which has grabbed the com port you normally use for the Dizzy board?, have you looked in device manager to see if the port is used by the Amicus board.

    Bob
  179. Replies
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    Re: Serin signal line High or Low

    Hi Dave,
    I assume you mean in the idle state, a quick google showed this so I would say it should be low. I would say this is after the level shifter which I believe inverts the signal.


    Bob
  180. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: 18F258 minor error

    Hi,
    Can someone check if they have an issue with 18F258/458 as fuse configurator seems to get it totally wrong. I tried it on the 258 and got a lot of errors so tried the 458 in case it was the PPI...
  181. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Beta Testers Wanted

    Hi George,

    ] so I was surprised when you posted that you only had access to 18F4680
    Thinking about it I have an Amicus18 which is probably the best device as it has a bootloader.
    [/FONT]
    ...
  182. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Beta Testers Wanted

    Hi,

    Can you see the PDS code or just the ASM?
    Is there any idiots guide to it?

    Bob
  183. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Pic resets after writing 27 files to SD

    Hi,
    Looking through your code you call 2 subroutines in "Inc" files.
    Could it be in one of these that does not return properly?

    Bob
  184. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Beta Testers Wanted

    Hi George,
    I donít think I am overthinking it but failing to see what is probably obvious to others, I cannot see what the different xx commands do either.
    It may be the lack of hardware, ISIS...
  185. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Beta Testers Wanted

    Hi George,
    I am not sure if I am missing something still, being a bit lazy and not having a board to program i thought i would try Labcenter VSM. I did not get any communication with the VSM yet I...
  186. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Beta Testers Wanted

    Hi George,
    I am not having a lot of luck here, first I got a lot of errors pointing to a drive I do not have so the PC app just closed down. I moved the directory and compiled the demo which got rid...
  187. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: PICD or other debugger questions

    Hi Joseph,
    That is what I was looking for, I will have to read up on it.

    Regards,
    Bob
  188. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: PICD or other debugger questions

    Hi,
    I have just downloaded and installed PICD and it does not appear to run at all in 3.7.0.5, it says it has installed OK but the button does not bring up anything so it looks like it is the other...
  189. Replies
    5
    Views
    614

    PICD or other debugger questions

    Hi,
    I need to do some debugging step through and look at registers etc, a long time ago I used PICD which was very good when I got it to run. I think that was down to the serial adaptor which needed...
  190. Replies
    8
    Views
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    Re: Some serious errors in proton 3.7.0.3

    Hi,
    I am not sure I follow the problem as not all the code is there, what happens in GotoXY(5,YPos)
    Is it possible to post a small example that will run in one of the free VSM's to show the issue....
  191. Replies
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    Views
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    Sticky: Re: PICKitPlus Forum

    Hi Evan,
    I am interested but as Les has said, it would be good if there was a demo with just the Amicus18 devices so it could be tested for functionality, look and feel.
    I notice you say it...
  192. Replies
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    Views
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    Re: Some serious errors in proton 3.7.0.3

    Hi,
    In your yPos issue, surely the issue is that you have the addition after 3 GotoXY() commands in the second example where it is before them in the first so the program jumps over it?.
    ...
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    Re: Procedure pointer strange issue

    Hi,
    Forget this, I have figured it out. It is early and no beer is my excuse:smug:

    Bob
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    Procedure pointer strange issue

    Hi Les,
    I have just created my first procedure using a pointer, I thought I had it right but on compilation I got an error "Variable used as the pointer must be a word type"

    This is a the...
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    Re: Procedures return parameter

    Hi George,
    That is what I am looking at, I think I need to use the ByRef as John has posted or is the Result variable not local.

    Hi Stephen,
    I will need that later when I look at the Receive...
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    Re: Procedures return parameter

    Hi John,
    Thanks for that, I think I need that for other procedures so I will look at it tonight.

    Regards,
    Bob
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    Re: Procedures return parameter

    Hi Les,
    Thanks for getting back to me, I think I have it all as you have said here, I probably put too much information in trying to explain.
    All I am wondering is if it would be possible to have...
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    Procedures return parameter

    Hi Les,
    I am trying to migrate all my CAN library to procedures, I think I have worked out how to use the return parameter (it compiles but I have not tested it yet) but it does not look logical and...
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    Re: Use of the Proton 3.7.0.3 version

    Hi Les,
    Just a quick question, regarding the email, is this from the one that you do the request from or can you specify which one. IE if I use a work email to do the initial contact can I specify...
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    Re: Use of the Proton 3.7.0.3 version

    Hi John,
    Where you say uninstall old version, is tis something that is required for the licence as have installed it (without licence) and it did not mention that was required. I just upgraded as...
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