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by brad
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Great video clips
Topic: Vulcan-74: A 6502 Retro MegaProject
Replies: 8
Views: 5485

Re: Vulcan-74: A 6502 Retro MegaProject

Hi Brad and Garth. Unfortunately this forum is no longer the thriving community that it used to be. However this is certainly due mostly to my commitments changing. I haven't worked on any electronic projects in quite a few months now - with my latest completed project being the Digirule2 back in Ap...
by brad
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: PIC Tutorials
Topic: PIC Microcontroller Primer – Tutorial #2
Replies: 3
Views: 4189

Re: PIC Microcontroller Primer – Tutorial #2

Thanks for posting the link Gav, you can also go to the very first tutorial here:
https://bradsprojects.com/pic-assembly- ... ogramming/
by brad
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: great danger from cell-phone use
Replies: 24
Views: 10238

Re: great danger from cell-phone use

It would be interesting to see the results of an experiment (or multiple experiments) that have all the correct control measures in place. Certainly there are many variables that should be taken into consideration to determine the cause of why some plants or flowers etc. grow better than others. If ...
by brad
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: PCB Design
Topic: JLCPCB - PCB only $2 :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

Re: JLCPCB - PCB only $2 :)

Well, this is my first post in a long time. My electronic projects are essentially non-existent these days. I've wanted to spend more time with the kids and teach them things instead of just hiding away spending time on my own projects. Good to see your project is working as you wanted it to and als...
by brad
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: PCB Design
Topic: JLCPCB - PCB only $2 :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

Re: JLCPCB - PCB only $2 :)

By the way - it looks like some sort of CAN-BUS interface circuit... interesting :)
by brad
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: The 8x85 RGB LED POV Display
Topic: Is there anyone know SMT parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 3545

Re: Is there anyone know SMT parts?

That's a clever idea - simply making a new part with offset pads - i'd never thought of that. I've always been sticking to my limitations of 90° or 45° angles!
by brad
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The 8x85 RGB LED POV Display
Topic: Is there anyone know SMT parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 3545

Re: Is there anyone know SMT parts?

I've been using Diptrace for around 10 or 11 years and has been fantastic however similar to your software - I can only seem to rotate components 45° or 90° which can be a little bit annoying depending on what I'm designing.
by brad
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: The 8x85 RGB LED POV Display
Topic: Is there anyone know SMT parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 3545

Re: Is there anyone know SMT parts?

That's impressive fitting all those components under the board Garth. Were auto routers a thing back in those days? or was it all laid out manually?
by brad
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: PCB Design
Topic: JLCPCB - PCB only $2 :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

Re: JLCPCB - PCB only $2 :)

I don't know why I didn't see this earlier bitfogav,

I've been using JLCPCB for a while now - they are fantastic quality, speedy service and so cheap!

It's a shame they don't have Matte colour options however. How did your boards go?
by brad
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: PCB Design
Topic: Circuitmaker
Replies: 8
Views: 4000

Re: Circuitmaker

I can't believe it's been two months since I logged in to the forum - sorry Garth! To be honest I found kicad to be a little harder to use compared to diptrace and basically gave it a miss. I've been using diptrace for about 10 or 11 years now and have found it to be a fantastic program. It did cost...
by brad
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Online Shopping
Topic: Radio Shack in the U.S. apparently going out of business
Replies: 7
Views: 3516

Re: Radio Shack in the U.S. apparently going out of business

I had always wondered how/why postage from China was so cheap. Electronics stores in Australia have gone the same way unfortunately.
by brad
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: Escape Proof Zone
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

Re: Escape Proof Zone

Well since there's been no reply - I think you're right Garth!
by brad
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: Escape Proof Zone
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

Re: Escape Proof Zone

If your not a spammer - then I would agree, this is a strange place to post about dog fences (well, at least it seems strange for a first post anyway). But to be honest, I have very little experience with dogs and even less experience with dog fences!
by brad
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: great danger from cell-phone use
Replies: 24
Views: 10238

Re: great danger from cell-phone use

For a bit of 'light' reading - I found this website:

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/cau ... fact-sheet
by brad
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Member introductions
Topic: Just an introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 1632

Re: Just an introduction

Welcome to the forum Joyce. Have you been into electronics for a while now or are you a newcomer?