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by brad
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: great danger from cell-phone use
Replies: 25
Views: 23012

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: 5682

Re: Just an introduction

Welcome to the forum Joyce. Have you been into electronics for a while now or are you a newcomer?
by brad
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Arduino
Topic: MakerBuino build yourself kit
Replies: 3
Views: 28600

Re: MakerBuino build yourself kit

No need to back retroball - i'll just send you one!
by brad
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Arduino
Topic: MakerBuino build yourself kit
Replies: 3
Views: 28600

Re: MakerBuino build yourself kit

Sorry Gav for my late reply. Since getting the retroball kickstarter up and running, I haven't logged into the forum! I was actually following this on Kickstarter and I was glad to see that it did really well - mainly because the projects I put on kickstarter are of the same DIY electronics nature! ...
by brad
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Brads Projects University
Topic: Is this a 22nf or 220pf?
Replies: 3
Views: 6013

Re: Is this a 22nf or 220pf?

I can see you have the answer now but it looks like they are using the convention which seems to be used increasingly with resistors. Instead of writing 1.2k for instance it would be written as 1k2. So because you have an 'n' followed by the digits '22' you would place the decimal point in place of ...
by brad
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Online Shopping
Topic: Beginning C for Arduino: Learn C Programming for the Arduino
Replies: 13
Views: 19138

Re: Beginning C for Arduino: Learn C Programming for the Arduino

Well that certainly beats any job interview that I have ever gone to. I did actually find some old documents for when I was interviewed for the airforce in 2001. The documents recommended that I should not be taken on and that I need more time to mature. The strange thing however is that I was accep...
by brad
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Programming with the Firewing IDE
Topic: Indirect Addressing - a more efficient way to programming
Replies: 7
Views: 23319

Re: Indirect Addressing - a more efficient way to programming

I remember making the switch from 16F pics to 18F pics back in 2009/ 2010. The memory paging issues were a big determining factor in making that switch because I remember having huge issues with it.
by brad
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: PIC Tutorials
Topic: The Problems about PIC18F45K80 Memory
Replies: 3
Views: 4847

Re: The Problems about PIC18F45K80 Memory

Have you used this compiler for other projects? If so, is the memory usage as you might expect it to be - does the memory usage simply jump up to a high value when you are using a matrix?
by brad
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Online Shopping
Topic: Radio Shack in the U.S. apparently going out of business
Replies: 7
Views: 10755

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

They've even got an acoustic coupler! I wonder what the baud rate is on that thing :)
by brad
Fri May 26, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: The Site
Topic: Just realised that the new font doesn't work!
Replies: 10
Views: 30716

Re: Just realised that the new font doesn't work!

You're right Garth - it is the standard pro-silver theme. Perhaps one day I could get around to updating it to something else while still keeping it nice and readable :)
by brad
Sat May 06, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Great video clips
Topic: Robot [DLR crawler]
Replies: 1
Views: 4135

Re: Robot [DLR crawler]

That would be great to have a ball catching robot! I could set it up in the corner of the staff room at work and throw things at it now and again when I need to rest my brain for a while.
by brad
Sat May 06, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Great video clips
Topic: Seeed Studio Factory
Replies: 5
Views: 7863

Re: Seeed Studio Factory

That makes sense Garth, I wonder if they are able to extract some sort of 'glue' placement information from the gerber files, or if they have to make it up themselves at the factory?
by brad
Sat May 06, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: Before Robots Take Our Jobs, They Need to Get a Grip
Replies: 2
Views: 9917

Re: Before Robots Take Our Jobs, They Need to Get a Grip

It's a wonderful feet of engineering isn't it? yet it pails in complexity and ability when compared to us!
by brad
Sat May 06, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: 11 Myths About 8-Bit Microcontrollers
Replies: 2
Views: 5038

Re: 11 Myths About 8-Bit Microcontrollers

That's a good read. I had fallen in to the trap that 8-bit MCU's were perhaps going to be overtaken. especially with the power house microcontroller DEV boards available now like Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone's etc... However I have only ever used 8-bit microcontrollers and they have been perfect for ...