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    Re: Happy Birthday Rick

    I remember it well. I was sitting in the den with my parents. It was my turn to fiddle with the vertical hold to keep the picture stable on the TV.
    The moon landing was an amazing event- and now...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Rick

    Thanks very much, Les. Won't be long before I have to give my age in scientific notation!

    -Rick
  3. Thread: Serial EEproms

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    Re: Serial EEproms

    Thanks for the quick responses, Evan!
    Turns out that one end of the pullup resistor on SDA was not soldered well.

    All good now. Everything is working fine.

    -Rick
  4. Thread: Serial EEproms

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    Re: Serial EEproms

    Hi Evan-
    Sorry- I should have included that info. The application is 4.61.0.40 and the device file is 2.63.197.
    I also tried Microchip's Pickit 2 software 2.61.00 and device file 1.63.146 and it...
  5. Thread: Serial EEproms

    by rcurl
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    Serial EEproms

    I tried making an adapter for programming 24xx series EEproms according to the information in HELP.README but it keeps failing with the error "Programming failed at address 0x000000". I've tried both...
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    Re: Floating point strangeness

    Les just uploaded 3.7.1.9 which fixed the problem. Thanks for the AMAZING support, Les!

    -Rick
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    Re: Floating point strangeness

    Yes - I think so. I'm always hesitant to post an anomaly report because it's usually just me doing something stupid.

    Thanks, guys.

    -Rick
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    Re: Floating point strangeness

    Yes, it was.

    Yep! I agree.

    Changing it to a Dword puts a band-aid on the problem, so it's at least working now.

    Thanks, Bob!

    -Rick
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    Floating point strangeness

    I just recompiled code that was previously compiled about a year ago, and now I'm getting some very strange results from a simple formula that involves both words and floats. Here is the shortest...
  10. Thread: Code error

    by rcurl
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    Re: Code error

    Yep- The MIN function went away a while back. Here's the way I re-did my bar graph code:


    Dim A2D_VAL As Word ' The value from the A/D converter
    Dim BAR_VAL As Word ' Value to be graphed....
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    Re: PicKit4, cosa ne pensate?

    From their website:
    * Three software elements - the software in your package is specific to you and the donation.
    1. PICkit 3 Graphical user interface application. Specific solution for...
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    Re: PicKit4, cosa ne pensate? PicKit4 What do you think?

    If you go with a Pickit 2 or Pickit 3, make sure to check out Pickit Plus software: http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/forumdisplay.php/376-PICKit-Plus
    It's an enhanced version of Microchip's software...
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    Re: High impedence opamp quesion

    Hi Yves-
    Here's some information that may be helpful: https://www.ti.com/lit/an/snoa529a/snoa529a.pdf

    -Rick
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    Re: High impedence opamp quesion

    It just so happens that I designed an amplifier for a pH probe a few months ago. A couple of things you should be aware of:
    (1) Board cleanliness is crucial. Make sure to remove any solder flux....
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    Re: Web site advertising

    They're not in every post- maybe one out of every five.

    -Rick
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    Re: Web site advertising

    Here's an example:3672
    I'm not against advertising at all, and I CERTAINLY want Crownhill and Les to make a profit on this. I'm just suggesting a tweak, if possible.

    /rant.

    -Rick
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    Re: Web site advertising

    Thanks for the info regarding misleading advertising. FYI- the link in your post doesn't work, but I'll search for the way to report these adverts to Google.
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    Re: 16 leds to drive, how?

    Hi Tim-
    I wonder if it might be possible to use a single really bright LED and couple it to some side emitting light pipe like this:...
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    Re: Web site advertising

    Hi Lester-
    I don't object to ads AROUND the posts, but I find the ads that are being inserted in the middle of the posts to be very annoying. Are they absolutely necessary?

    Also- FYI- Some of the...
  20. Thread: Forum withdrawal

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    Re: Forum withdrawal

    I am now, but yesterday was rough. Kept checking to see if the forum was back online.
    -Rick
  21. Thread: Forum withdrawal

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    Forum withdrawal

    Whew! Glad the forum is back. Yesterday while it was down, I was suffering from "Forum Withdrawal Syndrome".
    You had me worried for a while there. Hope all is OK.

    -Rick
  22. Thread: Pickit2 firmware

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    Re: Pickit2 firmware

    Hi Fanie-
    The Pickit 2 is still my programmer of choice. Rock stable. Never had a firmware issue with it. I did get some Chinese clones that were crap. Threw them out.
    I did find some Chinese...
  23. Thread: Pickit2 firmware

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    Re: Pickit2 firmware

    You might give the new PicKit Plus software a try: http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/78241-PICKitPlus-Forum
    It works with both the Pickit 2 and the Pickit 3, and it adds a number of...
  24. Re: Half Hourly 3phase electricity meter ready

    Hi John-
    I don't think it will be possible to read the GSM signal, but many meters also have bluetooth or even a bidirectional infrared data port on them. Have you tried searching the model number...
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    Re: spi interface to HD44780 LCD display

    Hi Charlie-
    It's not from Les, but will this help? http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/62478-%93Print%94-command-for-SPI-Alfa-numeric-LCD

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

    807's look like big tubes until you see one of these:
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    I was at a shortwave radio station over the past weekend helping fix one of their four 500,000 watt transmitters. The final tube is the...
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    Re: Diffuser IR Leds (how)

    Hi Tim-
    does the sensor only work in the IR range? I wonder if it may have sensitivity in the visible range. If it does, then you have a lot more options, like CCFL tubes, or the LED arrays used...
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    Re: Remote programming with Pickkit2

    ....and along the same lines, if you have the power jumpered internally like that, don't plug it into a circuit that requires 3.3 volts while the USB is plugged in.

    -Rick
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    Re: Ethernet to RS232 converter

    I have used some https://www.lantronix.com/products/xport/
    You can map them to each other, so it acts like a serial cable that works over Ethernet, or you can use their com port...
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    Re: Remote programming with Pickkit2

    I use the "programmer to go" mode all the time and it works great. I also added a jumper wire inside the Pickit 2's between Vcc on the ICSP connector back to +5 on the USB connector so the Pickit...
  31. Thread: PICKitPlus Forum

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    Sticky: Re: PICKitPlus Forum

    Pickit Plus does work great with PDS, including from within the IDE.
    I set up two programmer entries; one for 5 volts and one for 3.3 volts. I used the string:

    -w -e -a5 -pPIC$target-device$...
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    Re: Advertisement on the forum

    Sounds good to me as long as I can use PayPal to pay for it.
    -Rick
  33. Thread: Library Loader

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    Re: Library Loader

    Hi John-
    Good to hear from you again!
    I installed the Library Loader, and the good news is that it does work. I'm not terribly impressed, though.
    Samacsys does not have libraries for Diptrace. ...
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    Web site advertising

    FYI- At the top of each page I'm seeing this:

    --- This is a test - only visible to admins ---
    --- advertisement may go here ---

    ....but I'm not an Admin, so something my be set incorrectly.
    ...
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    Re: PIC18F1330 PLL problem

    Tumbleweed nailed it. Changing from "Internal Oscillator Block" to "Primary Oscillator" got it running at 32Mhz. Microchip seems to have gone out of their way to make this confusing.
    Thanks to...
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