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by bitfogav
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Programming PIC's with Swordfish Basic
Topic: Controlling an LCD backlight - example using a mosfet
Replies: 7
Views: 16963

Re: Controlling an LCD backlight - example using a mosfet

Oh no that's not good :cry: I see loads of usb doctors around the internet so why would they think you copied them? but glad you got it sorted in the end.. I actually like the retro look of your display, I think the layout of the leds are actually neat. And I'm glad to be on board of the kickstarter...
by bitfogav
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: DayZ Standalone - Last server info
Replies: 8
Views: 4142

DayZ Standalone - Last server info

Hi all, Over the last few months I have been enjoying some online PC gaming, and have teamed up with one of the other forum members Jay ( Odessa ) and his friends. The game is DayZ Standalone , with the online servers resetting occasionally etc we have found finding the last server we was all connec...
by bitfogav
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Programming PIC's with Swordfish Basic
Topic: Controlling an LCD backlight - example using a mosfet
Replies: 7
Views: 16963

Re: Controlling an LCD backlight - example using a mosfet

brad wrote:I didn't mean it at all to sound like you were dumb and that the only kind of circuit that you could design is a simple one!
Sorry if that's how it sounded...
I didn't take your comment in that way anyway bud :) so no worries :)

I see the USB Meter is doing well on kickstarter. :)
by bitfogav
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Programming PIC's with Swordfish Basic
Topic: Controlling an LCD backlight - example using a mosfet
Replies: 7
Views: 16963

Re: Controlling an LCD backlight - example using a mosfet

Indeed a simple design :) The project as a few buttons so I was thinking of having a user "lcd settings" menu to which the brightness of the LCD could be controlled..

The thing I like is that the pic as it's own on board PWM module, you just set it up and it runs in the back ground :)
by bitfogav
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Programming PIC's with Swordfish Basic
Topic: Controlling an LCD backlight - example using a mosfet
Replies: 7
Views: 16963

Controlling an LCD backlight - example using a mosfet

A recent project as required me to use an LCD (cheap 16x2) but I needed a way of controlling the LCD backlight, mostly to save power when the PIC is in sleep mode.. The LCD backlight only needed to either be fully on or completely off so a good transistor could have been used, but I decided to make ...
by bitfogav
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Contemplating a new 8 x 24 LED display
Replies: 9
Views: 6618

Re: Contemplating a new 8 x 24 LED display

SHughes as given a great explanation on how to control the max7219 on the SF forum. To help you understand, the DOUT output of the first MAX7219 mirrors the DIN input but 'delayed' by two bytes. So if you send 4 bytes then do a latch the second MAX7219 will get the first two bytes and the first MAX7...
by bitfogav
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Online Shopping
Topic: Dirty PCBs
Replies: 3
Views: 4087

Re: Dirty PCBs

I second that, iTeadstudio - I ordered some pcb's last Monday and got them in the post the following Monday, 1 week later, ok I did pay a bit extra for fast shipping but that's fast turn around from Shenzhen (China) to the UK.. Don't forget though, if you opt out of the open source then you usually ...
by bitfogav
Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 20268

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

The red boards are definitely my favourite. Nice choice - they have come up just perfectly bitfogav. Now it looks as though you've got yourself a home made reflow oven, how is that controlled? is there any problem with the sensing element coming desoldered in there? The red boards do look great :) ...
by bitfogav
Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 20268

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

After a few versions of the board I think the board is almost finished (depending on testing).. Over the weekend I have built up the 4 versions of the board (18F4550.18F4553,18F46J50,18F47J50) Here is a sneak look at the boards :)
ReflowSFBoard1.jpg
The boards just going into the reflow oven
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CompleteSFBoard1.jpg
All boards complete
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by bitfogav
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 20268

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

Well done bitfogav :) Is there some sort of jumper that you use to select between 3.3v and 5v? Yes indeed, it's pretty much a cheap way by using some solder surface pads :) this only changes the power supply to the main chip, you still have 5v and 3.3v on the headers. Made my own solder pads in Dip...
by bitfogav
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Your projects
Topic: ISCP expander board ordered
Replies: 10
Views: 6720

Re: ISCP expander board ordered

Well I hope the ring size of those pads aren't too small, keep us updated when you have one finished..
by bitfogav
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: ISCP expander board ordered
Replies: 10
Views: 6720

Re: ISCP expander board ordered

Looking good, I like to see the finished board :)

What is component D6? The outer part of the pads for this part looks kind of small?..
by bitfogav
Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: ISCP expander board ordered
Replies: 10
Views: 6720

Re: ISCP expander board ordered

Nice.. do you have some images? :)
by bitfogav
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress
Replies: 41
Views: 20268

Re: Swordfish board for Arduino - work in progress

I have already designed another version of the board, this time it supports 3.3v and 5v microchips (18F4550.18F4553,18F46J50,18F47J50) :)

by bitfogav
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: PCB Design
Topic: Wings3D - Original 3D models from Diptrace
Replies: 1
Views: 2961

Wings3D - Original 3D models from Diptrace

I thought it may be handy to share that you can actually import the orginal Diptrace 3D models into Wings3D 3D models in Wings binary format (*.wings) have been published on download page of DipTrace website. Previously, it was hard to import *.wrl files back to 3D software for editing and getting c...