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by bitfogav
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Online Shopping
Topic: Custom Surface Mount PCB Stencils
Replies: 4
Views: 3639

Custom Surface Mount PCB Stencils

Over the last few years I have used custom made PCB stencils and they make it so easy to solder your own PCB boards, especially when you have a PCB with small SMD components. Here are a few good links I have used and would recommend. If you have any then please share :) smtstencil: (Offer an A4 shee...
by bitfogav
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: What projects have you been working on lately
Replies: 5
Views: 3925

Re: What projects have you been working on lately

Good idea for a topic Brad :) Beginning of this year I got into another hobby, Drones... So I have been building up a few models from kits and different components to get what I wanted. I am currently in the making of my own FPV Ground Station (FPV = First Person View) It would allow me to view the ...
by bitfogav
Tue May 10, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: World's Most Dangerous Consumer Product
Replies: 3
Views: 4077

Re: World's Most Dangerous Consumer Product

Haha.. who actually reads instruction manuals these days!!.. It'll be human nature to put your finger into the water to see if it is heating up!!! :shock:
by bitfogav
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: World's Most Dangerous Consumer Product
Replies: 3
Views: 4077

World's Most Dangerous Consumer Product

I do enjoy Dave's video's but this has to be one of the best!.. Thought it was worth sharing too..

by bitfogav
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: PIC Tutorials
Topic: led flasher problem
Replies: 14
Views: 6823

Re: led flasher problem

As we are on that topic, can I just mention that it is possible to have multiple Pickit2's running with multiple GUI's on one PC. This is possible by giving each PicKit2 an ID, and this is done via the PicKit2 GUI. You can then select the GUI with the corresponding PicKit2 and programme the selected...
by bitfogav
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: PIC Tutorials
Topic: led flasher problem
Replies: 14
Views: 6823

Re: led flasher problem

for some reason GPIO 5 is set whereas all the others are cleared as they should be (except for GPIO 1 which we are using for the flasher). In you're code you have setup TRISIO which will set the port pin functions, but you don't seem to have any code which tells the port pins what to actual output....
by bitfogav
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: PIC Tutorials
Topic: led flasher problem
Replies: 14
Views: 6823

Re: led flasher problem

Are you sure that the leds are stuck on, or is it just appear that way? The 'delay' routine only provides 1.5ms of delay at 4MHz so I doubt you'd be able to see much of anything. I've cleaned up the code a bit and added a 'longdelay' routine. Change the 'call delay' to 'call longdelay' and see if t...
by bitfogav
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Christmas Tree Project
Replies: 2
Views: 4716

Re: Christmas Tree Project

I was just thinking, if you do another version later on, maybe you could have six connections per board - the extra connection could be data out. That way you could have one 'master' tree which sends data through to all the other trees! Yes when I received the boards and built them, I thought about...
by bitfogav
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Christmas Tree Project
Replies: 2
Views: 4716

Christmas Tree Project

Well it's coming up to that time of year again!, here's a quick project I put together for some christmas decorations. It's a 16 led christmas tree controlled by using 2x shift registers 74595's. I know this isn't anything new because I've seen many kits around for this type of thing but I wanted to...
by bitfogav
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: DigiPixel - The Arduino and Digispark Compatible Shield
Topic: Set pixel in the world, not on the screen.
Replies: 41
Views: 37386

Re: Set pixel in the world, not on the screen.

That's great!!.. keep us updated on how you get on with you're game, I'll look forward to trying it out :)
by bitfogav
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: DigiPixel - The Arduino and Digispark Compatible Shield
Topic: Set pixel in the world, not on the screen.
Replies: 41
Views: 37386

Re: Set pixel in the world, not on the screen.

If you need help installing the digipixel library after updating to the latest Arduino IDE then you can find more info here https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Libraries#toc2 I normally just put the digipixel folder (unzipped) into the Arduino library folder and restart the Arduino IDE if you have the I...
by bitfogav
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: DigiPixel - The Arduino and Digispark Compatible Shield
Topic: Set pixel in the world, not on the screen.
Replies: 41
Views: 37386

Re: Set pixel in the world, not on the screen.

Can you post the code that doesn't work? Because I have tried your code you posted and added more to it and it runs with no problems, even over 17000 memory bytes. That is the code that doesn't work. Did you press B or down on the rope? Or jump in the lava? Those two things use getPixel. The button...
by bitfogav
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: DigiPixel - The Arduino and Digispark Compatible Shield
Topic: Set pixel in the world, not on the screen.
Replies: 41
Views: 37386

Re: Set pixel in the world, not on the screen.

Can you post the code that doesn't work? Because I have tried your code you posted and added more to it and it runs with no problems, even over 17000 memory bytes.
by bitfogav
Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: DigiPixel - The Arduino and Digispark Compatible Shield
Topic: Set pixel in the world, not on the screen.
Replies: 41
Views: 37386

Re: Set World pixel function.

Unfortunately, Swordfish Basic is just for the 18F series of PIC microcontrollers. I very much prefer coding in it rather than any other programming language that I have used but unfortunately it just does not have a big fan base anymore. There used to be a wonderful thriving community for Swordfis...
by bitfogav
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Online Shopping
Topic: Microchip's Curiosity board
Replies: 9
Views: 7495

Re: Microchip's Curiosity board

Hey Brad, yes all good thank you, hope you are too :)

Now you can actually get a Click shield for arduino too

http://www.mikroe.com/click/arduino-uno-shield/

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