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  1. Re: By the numbers programming languages and devices

    In this Youtube piece, he show another graph shows Python use is leaping ahead. The contributor has some interesting electronics & programming videos, worth subscribing to, IMHO.
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    Re: Port pin instruction not working

    You haven't defined PORTB as outputs, they default to inputs. Use TRISB=0
    With these devices you are recommended to use LATB rather than PORTB when setting outputs.
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    Re: P24 (using Procedures) for 18F Pics??

    Yes I support that, I don't expect to get my tools for nothing.

    Hopefully not as much as Proteus though :)
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    Re: Why the PIC26K42

    Try ANSEL, in particular ANS7 datasheet page 93
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    Re: Re. latest vweaion 3.6.0.7

    Are you using the Optimiser to get that size?
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    [OFFER] Re: 2 x 24L01+ mini SIL modules

    I forget to report on the unit! I'm impressed, it does the job quite well, the main limitation is that it is not binocular, so you don't see in 3D. Additional side lighting is sometimes useful to...
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    Re: Moved to say thanks to Les

    That's along way to go from here, I hope the beers in Brazil are good :)
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    Re: Moved to say thanks to Les

    Agreed, a super product. Don't forget, you can show your appreciation here: https://www.paypal.me/ProtonCompilers I'll be doing so myself shortly. John
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    Re: Push or pull on fan

    Could a system to periodically reverse the flow and clear the filter work?
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    Re: New PICkit 4 available

    Yes, that's pretty well essential. John
  11. [SOLVED !] Re: HRSout code on 16F1777 has problem on 16F1779

    Hi Les,
    well done, you've nailed it! Brilliant as usual, very many thanks.
    I wonder what they smoke at Microchip :)

    John
  12. [SOLVED !] Re: HRSout code on 16F1777 has problem on 16F1779

    Hi Joseph,

    thanks for doing that. I had a problem with editing using the latest Firefox on Linux.
    However I now see that editing on my Mac using Chrome browser is okay. Ho-hum.

    John
  13. [SOLVED !] Re: HRSout code on 16F1777 has problem on 16F1779

    Hi, no, my syntax is correct, you are thinking of the Hserout statement. The problem is that the compiler/assembler produces different code for the 16F1779 device that doesn't work as expected. ...
  14. [SOLVED !] HRSout code on 16F1777 has problem on 16F1779

    This working code works as expected on the 16F1777 device but doesn't work correctly when compiled for the 16F1779.


    Dim TestVar As Byte = 0
    Repeat
    HRSOut 10,13,"Hello World: " , Dec TestVar...
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    [OFFER] Re: 2 x 24L01+ mini SIL modules

    Les, it helps if you are young and pretty :) I've ordered one of the devices, so I'll report back when it finally arrives.
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    Re: Something has changed on the forum....

    It is just a coincidence. The forum has changed when using the Chrome browser too.

    Lester?
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Ram Variable Bytes 18F86J55

    Make sure you buy genuine FTDI devices. Touch wood I've never had a problem and I use them on a couple of production boards
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    Re: What is the fuss about arduino

    Sorry if I'm being too trendy, but you might consider crowdfunding to finance the project, both design and production?

    John
  19. Thread: Tranceiver

    by John Lawton
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    Re: Tranceiver

    Hi John,

    that reminds me of driving a lantern bulb, in the '60's, with a valve amplifier and sending audio to my friend the other side of the street who had a little circuit with a...
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    Re: Bad Key or Upgrade issue?

    Try here: http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/vbdownloads.php

    for the latest patch.

    Go here for full installs:
    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/vbdownloads.php?categoryid=5
  21. [SOLVED !] Re: Incorrect line sequence with 4-line displays

    Don't write more than 20chars per line!
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    Re: LED light bulbs

    Even better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sunvyezUH0
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    Re: LED light bulbs

    Hi John,
    why not take one apart and see?
    Or see Big Clive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07i1wU3nrC4

    John
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    Re: PoortC problem with 18F25K50

    Your ports are not in digital mode.

    For the 25K22 I use this


    ' Latches all disabled:
    SRCON0 = 0
    SRCON1 = 0

    ' Comparators all disabled:
  25. [SOLVED !] Re: declaring crystall values when using chip pll

    404 Not Found :(
  26. Re: Why Amicus18 is not open source computer hardware like Arduino?

    Hi Les,
    I have to take issue with you over your comments on the FTDI devices. At one point they had a setup program that bricked counterfeit parts that weren't genuine FTDI hardware, but I've never...
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    Re: First attempt at using Preprocessor

    Please give us an update when you do :)
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    Re: First attempt at using Preprocessor

    There's a comprehensive blog post about Bluetooth modules here

    John
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    Re: First attempt at using Preprocessor

    Thanks, interesting. It looks like a logic level converter is required when using a 5V PIC.
    How fast will they run, I like to use 38,400Baud as 9600 can be slow for some purposes?
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    Re: First attempt at using Preprocessor

    Hi Les,
    on Ebay, the modules all seem to be for use with the Arduino. Do you have link to a module as you describe for breadboard use?
    Thanks
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    Re: Drill press jam cut out

    Won't a drill with a torque limiter help?
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    Re: Shout command too slow

    SPI using hardware is much faster
  33. Re: Floating Point Arrays added to standard Proton

    Thanks Les, the extra detail is very helpful.

    a partial success with the new HeData command. Data following the command is placed into the HE flash memory when programming the PIC. e.g....
  34. Re: Floating Point Arrays added to standard Proton

    Hi Les,

    many thanks for your help with this. Forgive my lack of understanding, but does this automatically use the HE Flash memory at each device specific address range (e.g. $1F80 - $1FFF for the...
  35. Re: Floating Point Arrays added to standard Proton

    Hi Les,

    how is testing of HEdata going? I'm really desperate to use this in my product which has to be shipped any time now!!

    My micro is the 16F1777.

    John
  36. Re: Floating Point Arrays added to standard Proton

    Hi Les,

    thanks very much, I'm very eager to get this update, I've designed a new board around the 16F1777 which has the HEF memory.

    John
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    Re: no input from 16F628A usart

    What is the wiring of your RS232 lead? Pin 5 is common which should go to your PIC circuit 0V.
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    Re: High Endurance Flash on the 16F1777

    Hi Les,
    how are you getting on?
    Whether or not you are actively looking at supporting this new memory in the compiler for the 16F1773/5/7/9 series, could you possibly give me some help with a ...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: How to prevent NE556 from overheating?

    Your device might be faulty, try a new one.

    John
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    Re: High Endurance Flash on the 16F1777

    Hi Les,

    if you need a PIC16F1777 for testing I can order you a couple. Just PM me your address.

    Regards

    John
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    Re: Best programmer for new PICs

    Yes, but don't you have to load the MPLAB bloat to run it?

    John
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    MeLabs D-Stick

    While looking for a link for their U2 programmer I noticed MeLabs have launched the D-Stick

    http://melabs.com/dstick/ based on the seemingly unremarkable PIC16F1937, but it's compact and can plug...
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    Re: Best programmer for new PICs

    For what it's worth, I've not had any problems with the Microengineering Labs U2 programmer over many years. I think they keep it pretty well updated but I don't tend to use the very latest devices....
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    Re: High Endurance Flash on the 16F1777

    Hi Les,
    you're telling me about Microchip's latest 'feature' :(

    Yes, I understand that the compiler places my HRSout message texts in flash memory above the main program. The problem I have had...
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    Re: High Endurance Flash on the 16F1777

    The program compiles if I omit the CWrite code.
    In my actual application I have quite a lot of text messages output using HRSout instructions.
    i.e.

    Hrsout "A long text string"
    Hrsout "Another...
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    High Endurance Flash on the 16F1777

    The 16F1777 has an area of 'high endurance flash' instead of EEPROM so instead of using the Edata commands I though to use Cdata. I tried the following, but get assembler errors.

    I'm using...
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    Re: Whats New.htm

    As I also pointed out recently: http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/76853-installing-latest-update?p=507721#post507721
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    Re: A Universal PIC18 Bootloader for PDS

    Thanks Alberto for investigating, that makes sense, I'll try updating the compiler's versions of these files as you suggest.

    Regards,

    John
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    Re: A Universal PIC18 Bootloader for PDS

    Hi Alberto,
    your bootloader is an amazing project! I'm trying the V4.1 for an 18F45K22, but have a problem compiling the bootloader file. I get an error message in step 09a:

    ERROR
    Error at Line...
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    Re: installing latest update

    Les,
    many thanks for the update & new features. The "what's new" file doesn't seem to have updated from 3.5.8.6 in my installation?
    Regards,
    John
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    Re: usart declared ports

    IME you can use the pins, curiously I think some devices require the TX pin to be set as an input, so remember to reset the TRIS settings
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    Re: 0.1uF Required?

    Always bypass a PIC with at least one 100nF ceramic capacitor. The 1uF (ceramic) caps are to ensure stability with the regulator, so fit all three.

    John
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    Re: CCP2 and RB3 pin problem with PIC18F25K50

    Make sure you've also switch off the comparators, as RB3 is used by them
  54. Re: Using Microchip assembler program in Proton

    Thanks very much Les, I'll give it a try.

    John
  55. Using Microchip assembler program in Proton

    I'm working with the Microchip MCP1630 LED driver board using a PIC12F683 controller, and they offer the firmware in assembler.

    How can use this assembler in Proton, so I can modify it? If I set...
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    Re: 5V parts for Proton 24

    For those holding out on 5V devices, I believe the dsPIC30 series are 5V as they are supported by this dev board: https://shop.mikroe.com/development-boards/full-featured/easy-boards/easypic-dspic30...
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    Re: BUY link doesn't work

    Ah, I see it's no fixed. Thanks!
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    Re: BUY link doesn't work

    The BUY link isn't working again!!!
  59. Re: Hrsout not working with negative numbers

    Sorry I can't check the manual, (and this link to the online one doesn't work: http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/content.php/930-Proton-Plus-Compiler )
    but is there an Sdec formatter which should be used...
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    Can't buy PDS!

    You won't be selling any copies of PDS from the Crownhill site at the moment. I wanted to send a purchase link to a colleague, but trying the links on this page:...
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    Re: Water detection. As problem solved

    Also a long lenth of sensing cable has significant capacitance which appears to the circuit as a resistance leak, so basically this system is okay with short cables.

    John
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    Re: Dropping 24v AC to 12v

    If you need a 'quiet' 12V DC then use a combination of a switching regulator to (say) 15V followed by a linear one. That way the power losses in linear regulation are reduced.

    John
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    Re: Math operators - order of precedence

    Indeed, I just got caught by this, where an addition was unexpectedly done before a left shift.
    StartAddress is a Word, Command is a byte array.


    StartAddress = Command[1] << 8 + Command[2] '<--...
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    Re: Update to Fuse Configurator

    i have a Dell 2560 x 1600 I could try it on
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    Re: Proton 3.5.8.3 has disappeared

    Hi Ricardo,

    thanks a lot for that tip, that's really useful. I still can't help wondering why these support files - which include the up-to-date patches - are not linked to from the top 'Updates'...
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    Re: Proton 3.5.8.3 has disappeared

    Hi Ricardo,

    true, but usually updates/patches are shown as 'Sticky' entries in the Compiler V3 forum, so I wondered...

    I tried using Live Search, but searching for 3.5.8.3 brings up nothing
    ...
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    Proton 3.5.8.3 has disappeared

    I recently updated from 3.5.8.1 to 3.5.8.2 (shortlived) then to 3.5.8.3 - both are patches which have subsequently vanished from the forum.

    I've not found any problems with 3.5.8.3 but bemused...
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    Re: Opinions required

    Hi Les,

    well it's a matter of Egg and Chicken isn't it? A book offering useful information on using PIC24 devices should help promote them, and I'm confident you are the man for that job!

    You...
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    Re: Battery to power Amicus18 board

    Hi Les,

    sorry to hi-jack the thread but any news on the Amicus24 board?

    John
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    Re: Availability of Amicus board?

    Sorry, bumping this topic as no reply. Is the Amicus24 dead or just kipping on it's back?

    John
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    Re: Availability of Amicus board?

    Les, when will this be available? I see FTDI have developed the Cleo graphics system which could make good quality HMI displays easier to develop. The Amicus24 could be a good substitute for the...
  72. Re: Where to buy Proton Compiler and Proton development board

    Honestly, Crownhill don't do themselves any favours by not linking clearly to their website.
    Try here: http://www.crownhill.co.uk/category-25.html and yes it still works with XP.
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    [SOLVED !] Re: lost al my work

    A good reason to employ a daily backup of your data files onto another medium.

    Slightly off-topic, but while talking about plugins, is there a Proton plugin that creates a Project file that would...
  74. Re: PIC with upto 8 (alt.) HPWM channels extra

    Don't exceed the supply rails
  75. Re: Volkswagen to use Google Glasses at its Wolfsburg plant

    I thought Google had withdrawn 'Google Glass' at least for now?
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    Re: FineLineIDE

    Many thanks to Norm who has very quickly posted a version which works fine with my source files stored on a local network.

    John
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    Re: FineLineIDE

    Hi Norm,

    now your message box is full :)

    John
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    Re: FineLineIDE

    Hi Norm,

    sorry about the full message box, I've thrown out some old stuff so it should work now :)

    My server files appear as a Windows Network Drive Z so in this case the full path on the...
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    Re: FineLineIDE

    Hi Norm,

    I've long been using the FineLine add-on in the Proton IDE (got me out of many scrapes with incomplete If-Then errors, so thanks for that) but rather late in the day discovered that...
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    Re: BUY link doesn't work

    Excellent! A small point, is there a reason the font is in red rather than white like most of the others (except for 'Beginners')?

    John
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    BUY link doesn't work

    I'm puzzled why the BUY link in the horizontal menu above hasn't been working for some time?

    http://www.crownhill.co.uk/level3.php?cat=1

    John
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    Re: Online code editor for Proton

    You can write code, but the compiler won't run on your Chromebook will it?
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    Re: extraneous (unwanted) NOP instructions

    Thanks very much for that, I'll give it a try.

    John
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    Re: extraneous (unwanted) NOP instructions

    That makes sense, it's just that the message windows during compilation appear to show optimisation as the last process following assembly but maybe it's telling porkies?

    John
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    Re: extraneous (unwanted) NOP instructions

    I can't think of a way to make this change without writing a script to edit the .asm file then running MPASMWIN. Presumably I would then lose any Proton optimisations that appear to be done after...
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    Re: extraneous (unwanted) NOP instructions

    Yes that works:


    proton#code#start
    org 0
    goto proton#main#start
    goto proton#main#start
    org 8
    goto MYINT
  87. Re: Code no longer runs after a compiler update - differences found between .asm file

    I don't know what it does, and I can't update it anyway. I'm currently testing a workaround.
    I've posted messages about this in the older thread: ...
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    Re: extraneous (unwanted) NOP instructions

    Well I've found the above doesn't work, I got MPASWIN errors, however if I edit the assembler as below, it assembles and runs. Am I doing anything inadvisable?

    So:



    proton#code#start
    ...
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    Re: extraneous (unwanted) NOP instructions

    But if I substitute
    goto proton#main#start for each extra NOP that should work?
    i.e.

    proton#code#start
    org 0
    nop
    nop
    goto proton#main#start
    org 8
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    Re: extraneous (unwanted) NOP instructions

    My recent thread: http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/74605-Code-no-longer-runs-after-a-compiler-update-differences-found-between-.asm-files

    Unfortunately I can't change the bootloader now...
  91. Re: Code no longer runs after a compiler update - differences found between .asm file

    Thanks for your help. I did recall the February thread but couldn't find it!

    John
  92. Code no longer runs after a compiler update - differences found between .asm files

    I recompiled some source code (for an 18F26K22) and the program no longer runs. I noticed only these minor differences between the old and new .asm files, not sure if this is the reason. I am using a...
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    Re: Support for PIC16F1704 & PIC16F1708 ??

    Can I bump this thread please? The PIC16F1703/4/5/7/8/9 seem to be a family with a common datasheet. It seems a bit odd that Proton supports the 16F1703/5/7/9 but not the 16F1704/8. Is this easily...
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    Support for PIC16F1704 & PIC16F1708 ??

    Hi,

    are there plans to support the PIC16F1704 / PIC16F1708 please, they are used by the Microchip Curiosity dev board:...
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    Re: Duplicate variable name 'STATUS'

    Of course, thanks John
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    Duplicate variable name 'STATUS'

    The following gives a compiler error (V3.5.7.3)



    Device = 16F1826
    Dim STATUS as Byte


    "Duplicate Variable 'STATUS' ! (filename)
  97. Re: LCD 4bit bus and problems with other half of port

    Hi Tim,

    agreed about the read/modify/write problem & interaction between consecutive port writes but there definitely seems to be a problem with the TRIS settings being 'lost' as my workaround...
  98. Re: LCD 4bit bus and problems with other half of port

    Hi Mel,
    no, using Symbol doesn't make any difference.

    Thanks Tim, I'm not clear on this I/O port issue with low end PIC's. It is particularly an issue with the ANSEL bits but also TRIS bits. As...
  99. LCD 4bit bus and problems with other half of port

    Hi,

    I'm driving an LCD with a 4bit data bus using PORTB.4 to PORTB.7, however the lower half of the port I'm using is affected by LCD writes. As you can see in the example code below the lines...
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    Re: Service Timer

    Hi Barak,

    you are very kind, I'll give that a try once I've done the hardware. Currently 36 I/O's are required and I have 35 available pins, but HLVDIN is in there...

    John
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    Re: Service Timer

    Thanks for mentioning the HLVD module, I haven't used one of those before and it looks like just what I want for this feature.
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    Re: Service Timer

    Hi Barak,

    the main supply is 12V so I am using a regulator to produce 5V for the PIC so I will monitor the 12V feed as you suggest.

    John
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    Re: Service Timer

    That's right, I 'm also going to use the internal oscillator so it probably won't be as accurate as a crystal. The main issue is with writing to EEPROM and corruption if the power goes down at the...
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    Re: Service Timer

    I'm after the elapsed time so my device doesn't need to increment time when the power is off, but it must not forget or corrupt the stored elapsed time.
    I've just found the Maxim DS1682 and DS1683...
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    Re: Service Timer

    Hi Norm,
    my problem with the service timer is if the power fails, It needs to 'remember' the elapsed time and resume timing when power returns. I could stuff EEPROM with data or some other method to...
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    Service Timer

    I want to include a service timer in a mains powered design. I just need to know when a period of operation has elapsed, e.g. 6months. It must be resettable by some means.

    If possible I would like...
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    Re: New version of USB HID monitor

    Please could it go where the old version is? http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/content.php/4122-USB-HID-Monitor-and-Command-Record-Editor
    John
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    Re: No support for PIC16F527?

    See this thread: http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/70706-Support-for-16F527
  109. [SOLVED !] Re: Problem converting old RSOut code using Dig modifier

    Hi Joseph,

    I have found the problem. Remembering the adage "RTFM" I read the manual again more carefully and noticed a syntax difference with the change from using Dig to ? so to output the ASCII...
  110. [SOLVED !] Re: Problem converting old RSOut code using Dig modifier

    I'd really appreciate some help with modifying the code above to work with the latest compiler version.
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    Re: USB key not found

    Hi Daan,

    I don't think you can damage the key if you try another USB port. The drivers should also be ok if you use another port.

    John
  112. [SOLVED !] Re: Problem converting old RSOut code using Dig modifier

    Hi Joseph,
    yes, Rev was replaced by @ but as I understand it, only for bit manipulation, ie. as a Math operator not when used as a modifier for the RSOut command. I think there might be a problem...
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    Re: USB key not found

    Hi Daan,
    have you tried the key in another USB port - if you have one?
    You may have a faulty key.

    John
  114. [SOLVED !] Re: Problem converting old RSOut code using Dig modifier

    Hi Joseph,
    I don't quite follow you over 'Rev', the '@' is used in RSout to output an ASCII value of each digit as I am using a serial LCD module (p364).
    This code compiled and worked until I tried...
  115. [SOLVED !] Problem converting old RSOut code using Dig modifier

    Hi, some previously working code:


    RSOut @ Dig Price_Info,3,".",@ Dig Price_Info,2,@ Dig Price_Info,1,@ Dig Price_Info,0,"m"
    doesn't compile with the latest and greatest (V3.5.6.9) so I modified...
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    Re: Fuse Configurator Update

    Hi John,

    many thanks for the tool, it is invaluable!

    I've encountered a problem with a PIC16F1826 (or PIC16F1827) where the Fuse Configurator generates code as follows:

    Config2 WRT_OFF,...
  117. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    Hurrah! With the latest updates to Amicus24.exe namely 1.0.2.0 patched to 1.0.2.1 the ~15minute compile time has gone and it now works normally, so whatever has changed has fixed the issue.
  118. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    I tried Win8 when it came out in a Virtual Machine. No thanks Microsoft, I'll pass.
  119. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    Actually Microsoft will continue with the regular malware downloads for some time yet. See here and here

    No, the problem with my machine is NOT Windows update. There is some other issue that I...
  120. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    Hi Les,

    ha!

    Sounds bad doesn't it! I'm pretty sure the machine is clean and it is not connected directly to the internet but via a NAT router. Until recently I used an AV product but I...
  121. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    Win98? Those machines died years ago!

    Well I expect to upgrade my workbench PC / laptop sometime this year, but if you can give say 6 months notice of the time when the compiler won't install on...
  122. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    Thanks Les, the application is steadily improving which is appreciated. I mentioned the problems one of my machines as I know David has had similar problems. It is an old machine, Athlon XP with...
  123. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    As an update, now updated to run Amicus24 Beta version 1.0.1.4 and compilation in all now takes 2.5minutes, Assembling stage is about 1 minute, the rest is 'Linking'. The compilation is now...
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    Re: Proton24 - suitable development hardware?

    Thanks Russ, unfortunately couldn't see the board on the RS website?
  125. Replies
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    Re: Proton24 - suitable development hardware?

    Thanks John, looks good, and available in the UK from Farnell The datasheet from RS looks more like the device than the ones given by Farnell or Microchip.
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    Re: Proton24 - suitable development hardware?

    I've got the Firewing board already. When Lester brought the Amicus 24 board to my attention, looks good but I'd like to see a schematic. Maybe I should buy as board and hopefully get a schematic...
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    Re: Proton24 - suitable development hardware?

    Bump. Any answer on the above?
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    Re: Proton24 - suitable development hardware?

    Hi Lester,

    excellent price! I'd like to see the schematic of the board, I couldn't see a link to that.
    If/when will assembled boards be available please?

    John
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    Re: Support for 16F527 ?

    Hi Les,

    thanks for the explanation, I understand perfectly.
    Anglia-Live list some PICs at better prices than Farnell, so it's worth shopping around rather than going down-market on the device.
    ...
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    Re: Support for 16F527 ?

    Hi Graham,

    I know it isn't listed, however support may just be a matter of adding a PPI file.
    If all it needs is a PPI file I might be able to add one myself, but it may not be possible for other...
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    Re: Support for 16F527 ?

    Bump.

    Will the PIC16F527 be supported please?

    :)

    John
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    Re: Library Explorer for P24

    You washing machine novices should be ashamed of yourselves :)

    Sorry not to respond to your post John, I think you are a bit ahead of the curve, at least the one I am on. Please don't be...
  133. Replies
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    Re: Support for 16F527 ?

    Could I have an answer about future support for the PIC16F527 please?
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    Support for 16F527 ?

    I am looking for a good value PIC with minimum of 13 digital I/O lines, available in a DIP package.
    Just wondering whether support for the 16F527 might be possible as it is available at a good...
  135. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    The latest version of the PIC24 compiler in 3.5.6.1 / 1.0.1.0 does work with Wine, see my other post

    John
  136. Re: Proton 3.5.6.1 and free Proton24 1.0.1.0 available for download

    Those running Linux might be interested to know that this latest version (Windows 7 32bit) installs and now runs under Wine (V1.6).
    The only problem previously was that the C30_device.info was not...
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    Re: Last version?, and where to download?

    This is a good question.
    The horizontal menu bar lists 'Updates' but that isn't kept up to date* which is confusing for those not following progress of the PIC24 compiler.

    * It leads to a page...
  138. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    Hi John,

    indeed, but running under Wine it doesn't :(
    Never mind. It looks like Windows will still be required.

    John
  139. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    My other XP PC still won't play ball. Amicus24.exe maxes out the processor at 99% for about 5 minutes then fails to produce a hex file.
    Problem unknown on that one, not a username issue.

    As an...
  140. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    Hi Les,

    yes, a good tip. On an old system it might be a good idea to create an entirely new and different username and reinstall Proton when logged in using that name. That would eliminate the old...
  141. Re: Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    Thanks for looking into this Les and thanks also to David, I have tried your "Run as" method and it works.

    However from your workaround I think I understand now why this is happening. In the dim...
  142. Continuing problems with XP installs of PIC24 compiler / assembler

    I have posted about this problem previously: post

    With version 3.5.5.9 I was able to compile and produce a hex file on my Win XP laptop provided the basic source files were stored on the local...
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    Re: Proton24 - suitable development hardware?

    Update.

    I have installed Proton 64bit Windows 7 version (on a virtual machine). This works fine. At first I had the error about unable to find the c30_device.info file but after restarting the...
  144. [SOLVED !] Re: Can't seem to get MPLAB to work with Proton24

    Thanks Les, that's interesting and helpful.

    As I have posted here on one PC even when the c30_device.info file file is definitely present in c:\ I still get the error message.

    :(

    John
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    Re: Proton24 - suitable development hardware?

    Hi David,

    thanks very much for your help, the added parameters for the Firewing loader did the trick and I have a flashing led now, that's great.

    However compilation time is now 13minutes :(
    ...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Proton24 LEN Function

    Hi Roger,

    I had this problem too and looking in Control Panel / Add/Remove programs I had 6 entries for Proton(!), so I uninstalled them all, rebooted and installed 3.5.5.9 anew. That removed the...
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    Re: Proton24 - suitable development hardware?

    I have received a Firewing board but I have had a number of problems and haven't succeeded in compiling and loading the hex file into the PIC.

    There don't appear to be any sample programs other...
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    Re: Proton24 - suitable development hardware?

    Thanks for the recommendation, a good price too. I see it has loader firmware which answers my question about programming.

    John
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    Proton24 - suitable development hardware?

    Hi Les,

    brilliant to see the Proton24 beta release, can't wait to try it and give my feedback.

    A few questions about hardware please. Because the power pins are somewhat different to the...
  150. Thread: Proton IDE

    by John Lawton
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    Re: Proton IDE

    The latest IDE update is a great usability improvement, many thanks.
    It might be a good idea to update this page as it still points to version 3.5.5.5...
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    Re: Evaluation and timescales for PIC24 support

    A good question about future hardware support, but you didn't say which PIC24 you need support for now.

    John
  152. Thread: Proton IDE

    by John Lawton
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    Re: Proton IDE

    +1 Yes, please, this really p**s me off when I lose my place in long files.
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    Re: PDS v3.5.5.5 error

    I'm surprised that you have so many. Are you also creating System variables in your code?

    John
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    Re: RS485 Chip recomendations

    I'd second that, the ST device doesn't mention ESD performance which is a bit worrying.

    John
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Compiler Syntax questions

    Hi Jom,

    I'm finding your voyage of exploration, questioning and understanding very interesting too :)

    John
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    Re: PDS vs C compiler

    Les, I'm curious, what is an early out mechanism, and how might the code be tweaked to speed it up as you state?
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Compiler Syntax questions

    Yes, is there a list of all of these, I'd be interested to see it. Perhaps it should go on the wiki?

    John
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    Re: PCF8574 I2C port expander problem

    Could you connect the 4k7 pullups to a PIC line instead of 5V then you can avoid the switch-on blip by pulling the line high when you are ready?

    John
  159. Thread: Windows 8

    by John Lawton
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Windows 8 doesn't see the dongle !

    Hi Tim,

    wow, you are saying that a new version of Windows is really faster then an older one, that must be a record. Win8 is cheap atm to download a copy too.

    Would it be faster than Windows...
  160. [SOLVED !] Re: when will the new proton24 compiler be released??????????

    Also see this discussion: http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/68289-Proton24-as-Open-Source-software-discussion
  161. [SOLVED !] Re: when will the new proton24 compiler be released??????????

    See this statement on Proton 24:
    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/68280-Proton-24-Pre-Release-Statement
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    Re: PDS vs C compiler

    Tim - what new compiler is that?

    John
  163. Re: PIC18F4685 >> Non functioning at all, all 32 of them

    It's curious how unregistered users often seem semi-literate. Why not register if you have a legit copy of the compiler, it isn't expensive?

    John
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    Re: How to 18F25K22 osc settings ?

    Hi Pic-ignorant, yes you're right, but now I notice that my config snippet was malformed anyway, the binary numbers have no preceding % symbols. I simply copy and pasted from working code, so I...
  165. Re: Curious "Variable Not Found" error with 3.5.5.0

    So why does deleting the ProtonIDE folder in Program Files make a vital difference, what's happening here?

    Just curious,

    John
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    Re: How to 18F25K22 osc settings ?

    Glad you got it working at 64MHz, but puzzled as to why my config snippet didn't work for you. I'm sure my device is running at 64MHz too, maybe I'm lucky, but I have got 40 boards all working here...
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    Re: How to 18F25K22 osc settings ?

    Hi,

    try:
    Declare Xtal 64
    OSCCON = 111100 'set 16MHz internal osc frequency
    OSCCON2 = 000100 'select PLL as osc source
    OSCTUNE = 000000 'run at calibrated frequency, PLL...
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    Re: Are there any "stable" beta releases?

    I think it would save some confusion if the "Beta" section of the forum was renamed.

    [edit] it looks like Les got there first:...
  169. Re: SPI - (Can't belive a search on SPI yields no results?)

    Couldn't you just daisy-chain the SPI bus between boards, you'd need to fit links if you have missing boards so the return data chain isn't broken?

    Microchip forum link:...
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    Re: Serial Line Input?

    I was thinking back to a statement made in the thread below, but thanks for clarifying. I'm learning all the time!

    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/50442-Serial-input-terminators
    ...
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    Re: Serial Line Input?

    Thanks Les, that's very helpful.

    I assume I'm right that this is technique can't be used with the software serial commands.
    I'm surprised this issue doesn't seem to have been discussed much on...
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    Re: Internal Osc and 19200

    Tim,

    Where did you say where the 24V AC comes from? If from a small transformer, these have a low-load voltage of +10% to +15% (or even worse) above the rated on-load voltage, so 24V AC gives at...
  173. Thread: PDS Viewer

    by John Lawton
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    Re: PDS Viewer

    Hi John,

    sounds interesting, you're a genius at plug-ins I must say!

    John
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    Serial Line Input?

    I'm trying to receive serial packets which are of the form:

    *0abcd<cr> where abcde is a variable length string of alphanumeric characters.

    I can't see how this can be done using RSin or Serin...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: The Internet Of Things

    Thanks Maverick for posting a very interesting topic that has opened my eyes to the latest developments. I don't want to hijack your thread, but this could be useful to me one I get my head around...
  176. Re: wanted recommendation for multimeter - must be accurate to 1mV on 20 / 30V range.

    If you don't mind me asking, why do you need such accuracy? You can get more resolution by backing off (offsetting) most of the voltage you are trying to measure, possibly using as precision voltage...
  177. Re: How to configure the UMC bootloader UART port

    Thanks Dave, that's an excellent tool.
    My difficulty is not with the UART seting themselves, but with the bootloader configuration where I need to select UART2 (default is UART1) and set the I/O...
  178. Re: How to configure the UMC bootloader UART port

    I think I need some help setting the UART pins to digital etc. please to make it work.
  179. How to configure the UMC bootloader UART port

    I am trying to create a serial Microcode Loader using the UMC firmware for the PIC18F25K22
    I have have customised the umcbuild.ini file and managed to get the process working.
    However I am using...
  180. Re: Bootloaders needed for 18F25K22 - one using Ethernet serial and other SPI bus.

    Thanks Tim.
  181. Re: Bootloaders needed for 18F25K22 - one using Ethernet serial and other SPI bus.

    Hi Tim, I know that you sent me down this route before, but I have completely lost track, sorry about that.

    Where is your bootloader to be found please?

    John
  182. Re: Bootloaders needed for 18F25K22 - one using Ethernet serial and other SPI bus.

    Come on guys, is nobody interested in sorting this out for me?

    To recap, I need a customised bootloader that can communicate via daisy-chained SPI between my set of 20 driver boards and a master...
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    Poll: [SOLVED !] Re: Crownhill and tweets

    I agree with your thoughts Lester, keep it. Anyway how many discussion threads like this are removed? I sense a move on the part of the luddites to remove references to social media. Mind you...
  184. Re: The Proton Compiler Beta version 3.5.1.1 is now available for download

    What, you're supposed to pay for this stuff?

    :)

    John
  185. Thread: SPI mssp

    by John Lawton
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    Re: SPI mssp

    Not using ISIS, as my copy is way out of date, I have found a good scope or even better a logic analyser to be invaluable in debugging SPI stuff, which as you have also found can be hard work to get...
  186. Re: Bootloaders needed for 18F25K22 - one using Ethernet serial and other SPI bus.

    Thanks John.
    My system also uses the Lantronix XPort so thanks for telling me your experience.
    For the serial bootloader I have looked at the Tiny Bootloader but it doesn't list the 18F25K22 as...
  187. Bootloaders needed for 18F25K22 - one using Ethernet serial and other SPI bus.

    There is a lot of information available on various bootloaders, but some is dated and I'd like recommendations and/or help for ones for the 18F25K22 chips used in my system.
    All the 18F25K22...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: 18F45K22 SPI Problem

    I had problems recently receiving accurate data using a 18F25K22, but that seems to have been due to a noisy pcb environment. Funnily enough there were no problems if the /SS was disabled, when data...
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    Re: sparkey.dll not found

    That's interesting it runs on the Mac. I run Windows 7 and Windows XP using VirtualBox on my main Ubuntu machine from time to time.
    I haven't managed to get the OS to recognise the Spark dongle, I...
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    Re: re We Need Your Help

    Sorry to hear of the lack of results Lester. Checks watch - yes, it's 2011 alright.

    I have filled in your WiFi survey, but then I am a user of Twitter too.

    :)

    John
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    Re: Response Times

    Cheers Lester :eagerness:

    John
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    Re: Response Times

    The other Picbasic.co.uk forum is quite sprightly, but not this one. As the domains resolve to the same IP address at Crownhill it would appear not to be an internet issue?

    John
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    Re: 18F6628 faster clock 20MHz up to 40MHz

    It doesn't look like you've enabled the PLL?

    John
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    Poll: [SOLVED !] Re: Crownhill and tweets

    I'm sorry Les, but this is another post along the lines of "I can't see the point of Twitter, (or even carrying a mobile phone) and so I'm not interested'.

    Not so long ago there was opposition to...
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    Poll: [SOLVED !] Re: Crownhill and tweets

    I'm afraid Captain that you are just decrying something you don't understand.

    Those of us who DO use Twitter appreciate what it can do. The fact that you don't use it or appreciate it is not...
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    Poll: [SOLVED !] Re: Crownhill and tweets

    Well I'll try and get some more interest for you.....

    Like W4GNS I think Twitter really is worth looking at for serious use.
    I'm surprised more engineers don't seem to recognise the usefulness of...
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    Poll: [SOLVED !] Re: Crownhill and tweets

    On that basis perhaps just Tweet the forum posts. That would interest me more than a mobile version of the forum. When I'm mobile I'm probably doing something else. Also, I use Twitter in the...
  198. Re: Do you have a short story!!! Let's have a coffe!!!

    Think I'll pass on the video. This must be one of the longest threads here - and the subject is spelled incorrectly too. What a record.

    John
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    Poll: [SOLVED !] Re: Crownhill and tweets

    Well I Tweet as well, and have a number of accounts for different purposes.

    The 140 character limit might deter long code listings :) but may improve posting titles?

    John
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    Re: Saleae Logic Probe - discounted

    Thanks Lester, I've now cancelled my order with Microchip Direct, and placed one with Crownhill!
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