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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
  9. 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...
  14. 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
  16. 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...
  17. Thread: RC522 RFID Code

    by RGV250
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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
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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.
    ...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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
  26. Thread: RS 485 isolator

    by RGV250
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    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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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
  32. 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...
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    [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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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
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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...
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    [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...
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    [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.
    ...
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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
  42. 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
  43. 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
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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
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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...
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    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...
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. Thread: Hi All

    by RGV250
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    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
  51. Thread: New CAN Library

    by RGV250
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    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...
  52. Thread: New CAN Library

    by RGV250
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    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...
  53. Thread: New CAN Library

    by RGV250
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    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...
  54. Thread: New CAN Library

    by RGV250
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    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...
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    Re: Nesting Select / Case

    Thanks.

    Bob
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
  63. 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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
  71. 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...
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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...
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    Re: Upgrade procedure validation installer

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

    Bob
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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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

    ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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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
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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 ...
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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...
  92. 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
  97. Replies
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    71

    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
  98. Replies
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    Views
    33

    [SOLVED !] 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
  99. Replies
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    Views
    1,283

    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...
  100. Replies
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    Views
    461

    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]
    ...
  101. Replies
    57
    Views
    461

    Re: Beta Testers Wanted

    Hi,

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

    Bob
  102. Replies
    20
    Views
    136

    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
  103. Replies
    57
    Views
    461

    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...
  104. Replies
    57
    Views
    461

    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...
  105. Replies
    57
    Views
    461

    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...
  106. Replies
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    Views
    60

    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
  107. Replies
    5
    Views
    60

    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...
  108. Replies
    5
    Views
    60

    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...
  109. Replies
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    Views
    44

    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....
  110. Replies
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    Views
    1,081

    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...
  111. Replies
    8
    Views
    44

    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?.
    ...
  112. Replies
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    Views
    35

    Re: Procedure pointer strange issue

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

    Bob
  113. Replies
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    Views
    35

    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...
  114. Replies
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    49

    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...
  115. Replies
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    Views
    49

    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
  116. Replies
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    Views
    49

    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...
  117. Replies
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    Views
    49

    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...
  118. Replies
    20
    Views
    93

    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...
  119. Replies
    20
    Views
    93

    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...
  120. Thread: Microstick-II

    by RGV250
    Replies
    5
    Views
    73

    Re: Microstick-II

    Hi,
    I decided to give the 24bit PIC's another go, dug the Microstick out and started playing with it, still no blinking LED yet but hopefully soon.
    Isn't it always the way though, I found this...
  121. Replies
    20
    Views
    93

    Re: Use of the Proton 3.7.0.3 version

    Hi,
    Les has always said the procedures (on 8bit) will be a paid for addition.
    Post 1
    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/78251-Procedures-in-the-8-bit-Proton-Compiler/page2

    I have...
  122. Replies
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    Views
    58

    Re: Pickit2 firmware

    Hi,
    Thanks for the replies, it looks like I have the latest.
    It has done it randomly for quite a while and searching on Google it is quite a common issue.
    What is really annoying is why Microchip...
  123. Replies
    14
    Views
    58

    Re: Pickit2 firmware

    Hi Norm,
    Thanks for replying. I have those, I think they are the PC side, what I am looking for is if I have the latest version for the device.

    Regards,
    Bob
  124. Replies
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    Pickit2 firmware

    Hi,
    My Pickit2 has just thrown another wobbly and lost its firmware or OS.
    I am not sure what Microchip are playing at but all the downloads have been removed from the Pickit2 pages.
    I have found...
  125. Re: johngb has just uploaded Proton Studio Update 1.0.2.0!

    Thanks John,
    I will have a look at that tonight.

    Bob
  126. Re: johngb has just uploaded Proton Studio Update 1.0.2.0!

    Hi John,
    Thanks for looking, not a major issue and I will get used to it, only one more mouse click.

    I did have one thought which might be simple and helpful, I liked the idea of the help files...
  127. Re: johngb has just uploaded Proton Studio Update 1.0.2.0!

    Hi John,
    It is not a show stopper, it's probably just that I am so used to the way it is in the original.

    Regards,
    Bob
  128. Re: johngb has just uploaded Proton Studio Update 1.0.2.0!

    Hi John,
    Looks good, one small issue (for me anyway) is that there is no [X] to close the windows down so if you have a lot of them open you have to right click and close where in the original IDE...
  129. Replies
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    92

    Re: I'm over the moon with joy. :-)

    Hi Les,
    Is there any update on the procedures and if they would be any benefit for my CAN stuff.

    Regards,
    Bob
  130. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    Hi,
    2015 I bought my first diesel and then we had the VW Scandal and the value plumeted.
    To be honest I was not that impressed with the fuel consumption and decided to switch back. I bought a...
  131. Replies
    13
    Views
    39

    Re: Cheap programmer or waste of money

    Hi,
    Thanks for all the replies, I think I am going to get one just to see if I works.
    The bit do not understand from some of the replies is
    I have had to reload the firmware on several of my...
  132. Replies
    13
    Views
    39

    Cheap programmer or waste of money

    Hi,
    I thought I would bite the bullet and get a Pickit4 as my trusty Pickit2 seems to have as much trouble with PIC24 devices as I do.
    I then noticed this ...
  133. Replies
    5
    Views
    80

    Re: Someone using HUB75 RGB LED modules ??

    Hi,
    Are you looking at having the 8 to make one large display or 8 individual ones?, if individual could you use a small PIC to control the display and a larger one sending the information to each,...
  134. Replies
    13
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    67

    Re: Internal clock calibration

    Hi Lester,
    I believe he wants to use a precise clock to calibrate the internal osc and then run the device on its own.

    Bob
  135. Replies
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    Views
    75

    Re: Single character lines

    Hi Lester,
    It was a JPG around 70k I think. I tried to find out what the size/type needed to be but nowhere found. It might be an idea (if possible) to have it on the bit where you upload.

    Bob
  136. Replies
    9
    Views
    75

    Re: Single character lines

    Hi,
    I tried to post a picture yesterday but it would not upload, not sure what the limitations are.
    It has been happening since the adverts. I have only seen it on mobiles Android & iPhone.

    Bob
  137. Replies
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    Views
    126

    Re: 3D printer. Yey!!!!

    Hi Fanie,
    PLA is easy to work with and pretty strong, I have bent it to try to snap it and it does not delaminate. I would say if you are having delaminations it is not the material but your setup...
  138. Replies
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    40

    Re: Looking for a CAN library

    Hi,
    There is nothing for the 24bit devices, I did have a look at migrating my library over but think the 24bit devices are the most awful things out there. I have found no workable examples in any...
  139. Re: Can the PRINT command halt program execution??

    Hi,
    If it is not too long post your code (or a small example) that shows the issue and I will take a look if I get the time.

    Regards,
    Bob
  140. Re: Can the PRINT command halt program execution??

    Hi,
    I doubt it makes any difference but I would have the CLS on a separate row.

    I think the issue is with the sign, how are you making it a + or -?
    Personally I would do something like
    Cls
    if...
  141. Thread: Debugger

    by RGV250
    Replies
    7
    Views
    55

    Re: Debugger

    Hi,
    I am not sure if it still works as the compiler has moved on but P-ICD can be really useful. http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/content.php/4430-P-ICD

    Regards,
    Bob
  142. Thread: Les's Book

    by RGV250
    Replies
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    Views
    36

    Les's Book

    While looking at the forum today I saw an advert for PIC books and wondered what happened to a book Les was working on recently (last couple of years probably)

    While I am here I might as well ask...
  143. Replies
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    Views
    235

    Re: Only visible to Admins?

    I did wonder if Google had a psychic search.

    I'm assuming Asian dating is not wanted?
    Afraid not, I can't stand the food.

    Bob
  144. Replies
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    235

    Re: Only visible to Admins?

    Hi Lester,
    ads are relavant to pages YOU most recently visited.

    I am a bit worried now, at the bottom of the screen I have Asian dating.com??
  145. Replies
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    49

    Re: time stamp on posts

    Hi,
    It says at the bottom of the forum that all times are GMT +1

    Interesting, when I was a guest it was GMT +1, now I have logged in to answer it says GMT?

    Bob
  146. Re: johngb has just uploaded New Update to Proton Studio!

    Hi,
    I may be talking rubbish as I have not trie the program but can you try to "Run as administrator" as I have a few programs that do not work properly but when I run as administrator they do.
    ...
  147. Replies
    42
    Views
    235

    Re: Only visible to Admins?

    Interesting, I see adverts as guest and logged in?

    Bob
  148. Replies
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    32

    Re: SD routines for 18F series

    Hi,
    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/57158-PIC-iPod-wav-player/page8?highlight=wav+player
    Post 72 seems to have the down load, as I recall it was very well written so should be able to...
  149. Replies
    2
    Views
    32

    Re: SD routines for 18F series

    Hi,
    I don't think there were ever routines for them but I recall there was a library and there was a WAV player which used them. I think you might have a problem though as I think they could only...
  150. Replies
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    34

    Could be good news

    https://www.maplin.co.uk/ Not sure it is every ones cup of tea but I found it great if you only needed small quantities the same day, I hope they have the shops or they will not be much use though...
  151. Replies
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    Views
    126

    Re: 3D printer. Yey!!!!

    Hi Dave,
    I just wish I had enough money to buy all that extrusion:joyous:

    Am I missing something but it looks like it has 2 Z axis's?

    Bob
  152. Replies
    3
    Views
    58

    Re: DS18S20 strange beaviour at lower speed

    Hi,
    If you are using the serial port for your readings you will need to change the baud rate settings as they will have been calculated for 64mhz.

    You could try these values, they will need to be...
  153. Replies
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    74

    Re: Delphi or Visual Studio etc. ?

    Hi,
    you could also have a look at Xojo https://www.xojo.com/ , it is free until you want to create stand alone programs.

    Bob
  154. Thread: Simple timer

    by RGV250
    Replies
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    1,519

    [SOLVED !] Re: Simple timer

    Hi,
    I dont think you need the 0 (Dec0)

    I think you also need to have
    If PORTD.7=1 and onn > 0 Then PORTB.1=0 ;relay on 'only turn relay on if start is on and timer greater than zero
    If...
  155. Replies
    3
    Views
    51

    Re: Old PIC's and TinyRTC

    Hi JW,
    also a bit lazy, I thougt if there is a schematic why bother reverse engineering
    I totally agree with you but for me half of the fun is working it out. If it is available fine but other than...
  156. Replies
    3
    Views
    51

    Re: Old PIC's and TinyRTC

    Hi,
    It would be nice if you updated your profile or put your first name at the bottom of the post, it does not feel right answering without a name.

    Anyway, a couple of other things might be...
  157. Replies
    30
    Views
    126

    Re: 3D printer. Yey!!!!

    Hi Les,
    That is cheap, it might be OK, all I would say is bear in mind if you are having problems please bear in mind it could be the filament and not the printer or you.

    Do you know what printer...
  158. Replies
    30
    Views
    126

    Re: 3D printer. Yey!!!!

    Hi Les,
    I have 4 of them but only one completely working. Long story how I came to have them so not going into that. Some have electrical issues and some mechanical and one worked fine but had...
  159. Replies
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    776

    [SOLVED !] Re: Pulse counter memory problem

    Then what should I do

    As tumbleweed says, you will write to the EEPROM every cycle which is probably several thousand times per second even if the data has not changed.

    What I would do is copy...
  160. Replies
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    Views
    776

    [SOLVED !] Re: Pulse counter memory problem

    Hi,
    I am not that clued up on EPROM as not really used it but is it that you are writing to address 00 but reading from 03?.


    Bob
  161. Replies
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Pulse counter memory problem

    Hi Amod,
    Unfortunately I cannot figure out exactly what you are doing but I do have a couple of suggestions.

    Comment your code, you might understand it be others may not, it also helps when you...
  162. Replies
    7
    Views
    83

    Re: Wiki Database error

    Hi Eriond,
    I don't know about the link but the CAN library is pretty old and is not much use now as Library manager has not been supported for quite a few versions.
    I have rewritten it so it does...
  163. Replies
    6
    Views
    78

    Re: Password website

    Hi,
    Regards the post direction issue, I think it always shows newest at top when as guest but when I log in it is the other way round due to my preferences. Never seen it do anything else.
    ...
  164. Re: Compiler give error if more than 50 times is used directive "Include"

    Hi,
    Have you noticed you have included RTOS x2 and BASE x3 in your example.

    Bob
  165. Replies
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    27

    Re: Downloadsite not entirely clear

    Hi,
    I think you only need to install the latest update/patch as it overwrites app.exe

    Bob
  166. Replies
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    37

    Re: Cable source in UK

    You could also try looking for 0361TQ which is welding cable, they do that in orange and is probably more flexible.

    Bob
  167. Replies
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    Views
    37

    Re: Cable source in UK

    Hi Charlie,
    For some strange reason RS have 10 or 25mm2, if you wanted a lot they would probably get it.
    You need to look for tri rated
    ...
  168. Thread: GDPR Policy

    by RGV250
    Replies
    5
    Views
    37

    GDPR Policy

    HI Lester,
    It would not let me reply in the actual post so I hope here is OK.
    How do we know if we have agreed to it, I am not sure so I clicked on the link which shows the conditions but I cannot...
  169. Replies
    4
    Views
    36

    Re: Why is my device restarting

    Thanks George,
    I have found this, will need a bit of time to digest it http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/66044-Code-to-diagnose-reset-events-hopefully-may-assist-someone.

    Regards,
    Bob
  170. Replies
    4
    Views
    36

    Why is my device restarting

    Hi,
    I had a "Oh crap" moment when I plugged in a test rig I had and nothing worked, I checked for voltage and found 12V on the 5V line. I found that the common leg of the voltage regulator was...
  171. Replies
    3
    Views
    45

    Re: Really need help here

    Hi George,
    Thanks for looking, if I do that I get "value expected", all the other routines use normal brackets.

    As for the file calling lots of includes, the reason is that the majority of the...
  172. Replies
    3
    Views
    45

    Really need help here

    Hi,
    I thought I had this under control but I am now getting a bit of a problem and cannot figure out if it is my coding or something else.
    I am trying to redo the CAN library so it does not need...
  173. Replies
    21
    Views
    119

    Re: First attempt at using Preprocessor

    Hi John,
    I know the two are different, I was trying to make the connection that Lib manager used Param(x) where Les code used pParam(x), neither were declared yet the compiler never complained.

    I...
  174. Replies
    21
    Views
    119

    Re: First attempt at using Preprocessor

    Hi,
    Finally found time to try the example Les gave me back in post 2.
    Not quite sure what I am doing wrong but I modified all the code and when I compile i get error Variable pParam(x) not found....
  175. Re: Problem if more than 50 is used "Include" (compiler v3.6.0.3)

    Hi,
    I doubt you will get a response as you have not supplied a compilable example and any details of the actual fault.

    Regards,
    Bob
  176. Replies
    30
    Views
    170

    Re: PicKit 2 stopped working

    Hi,
    There is a good bit of software (usbdeview) someone on the forum recommended years ago and i find it useful, might help.

    https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

    Bob
  177. Replies
    6
    Views
    61

    Re: Supported Devices

    Hi,
    Not sure if this works for 16bit devices but see no reason why not.
    All I do is enter Device = 16F883 or the like, if the device number changes to blue it is supported, also in the code...
  178. Replies
    4
    Views
    61

    Re: For loop with variable abnormal increase

    Hi,
    If you posted a small compilable example I am sure someone would be able to have a look but as it stands we would be guessing as to what the rest of the code could be.

    Regards,
    Bob
  179. Replies
    4
    Views
    61

    Re: For loop with variable abnormal increase

    Hi Pic,
    Why not try the free VSM as it is really good for things like that, you can step through the code a line at a time.


    Looking at your code I think you might be getting what is in...
  180. Replies
    2
    Views
    58

    Re: Wrong loader version

    Ahh, you are correct. When you look at the "About" it does not give the 16bit compiler version and I just thought it was the loader as it was close.

    Bob
  181. Replies
    2
    Views
    58

    Wrong loader version

    Hi,
    I have just had to re-install PDS (thanks to the latest windows10 update wrecking my laptop), I have compiler 3.6.0.3 but the loader is 1.0.2.1 and I think it should be 1.0.4.4.
    I looked on my...
  182. Replies
    12
    Views
    98

    Re: Simple cheap dev board needed

    Hi Tim,
    A bit more info might be needed, what do you consider cheap, do you want it ready made, 18, 28, 40 pin, how quick do you want it, USB support etc.
    Anyway, I have a few of these which are...
  183. Replies
    7
    Views
    60

    Re: Do you write your own android app?

    Hi,
    Can you post back and let me know how you get on, it looks quite interesting.

    Bob
  184. Thread: Links broken?

    by RGV250
    Replies
    2
    Views
    31

    Re: Links broken?

    Hi Bas,
    What are you expecting from the broken link, in your other post you mention a dspic.
    The library will not work on those and what is there only really works seamless on very old versions of...
  185. Replies
    5
    Views
    89

    Re: CAN commands files from Wiki??

    Hi Bas,
    John is correct, i have not had enough beer time to migrate them over and the DMA is one of the issues.
    I am currently in the process of re-writing the code so it does not need library...
  186. Thread: Chip needed

    by RGV250
    Replies
    11
    Views
    73

    Re: Chip needed

    Hi Charlie,
    Rapid have over 800 in stock https://www.rapidonline.com/st-uln2803a-octal-darlington-driver-82-0668
    Farnell show over 17000...
  187. Re: ASM Error 113: Symbol not previously defined ([email protected]) / ([email protected])

    Hi,
    After I added wServoM and bTeller3 to your example it compiled fine on Version 3.6.0.3

    Bob
  188. Thread: Chip needed

    by RGV250
    Replies
    11
    Views
    73

    Re: Chip needed

    Hi,
    I have not looked at it completely but have a look at ULN2002/3 or 2803/4/5, I think there are quite a few in that area.

    Just looked and 2002/3 are only 7 outputs.

    Bob
  189. Replies
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    Re: Shout and PS/2 questions

    Hi Henk,
    I assume you have done a google search but if not this looks like it has a lot of good information for you http://www.avrfreaks.net/sites/default/files/PS2%20Keyboard.pdf

    Bob
  190. Replies
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    [OFFER] Re: 2 x 24L01+ mini SIL modules

    Hi Les,
    That looks like a nice bit of kit, I would get it with the stand as I could not buy the parts for the £14 or so.
    I currently use an illuminated magnifying glass for fine soldering as I am...
  191. Thread: Macro questions

    by RGV250
    Replies
    7
    Views
    76

    Macro questions

    While looking through the ADC and SPI macros to see how they work I noticed a couple of things that I could not find answers to, I searched the manual for Macro and did not find any information on...
  192. Re: Is it possible to get a return parameter from PreProcessor

    Hi Simon,
    I thought of that but the routine is used repeatedly and the calling routine may have a different variable. I keep looking at Proton24 but the CAN side is difficult/impossible, I do not...
  193. Is it possible to get a return parameter from PreProcessor

    I probably don't have a clue what I am talking about so bear with me.
    In subroutines it is possible to get a returned variable (Receipt Variable) and this was also made possible in Library manager....
  194. Replies
    7
    Views
    60

    Re: Do you write your own android app?

    hi Shantanu,
    I have been looking at this, I looked at B4A but (line Android studio) it appears to require a lot of other software to be installed to work.
    I only want to do basics at the moment so...
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    Re: Continuation character for variables

    Hi Stephen,
    I am not hat good at Binary to Hex conversion, that is why I work in binary when it is individual bits that require set/reset.
    Joseph's method is a little easier and I just put he...
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    Re: Serial Out Corrupter Chars

    Hi Pete,
    I have the same issue with serout to a display, I cannot use Hserout which works as expected. For me it is only for debugging so the first character is not really important so what I do is...
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    Re: Continuation character for variables

    Hi Norm,
    I do that but in this instance i have 126 dwords where there are several bits set in each, what i did was put spaces in every 8 bits and then went through and removed them later.
    have done...
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    Re: Continuation character for variables

    Hi Joe,
    That is a bit neater than what I have been doing.

    Bob
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    Continuation character for variables

    Hi,
    I am pretty sure this does not exist and probably not worth the effort adding but when I am doing a bit pattern my eyes start going funny trying to count where I am.
    It would be nice to be able...
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    Re: Remapping port pins and 16 bit port

    Hi Les,
    Thanks for the link, I had not thought of looking.
    I am a little disappointed as I had looked forward to the challenge especially after you has said about copy and pasting other peoples...
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