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by brad
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: In a Jersey basement, teen scientist builds his own nuclear
Replies: 1
Views: 3357

Re: In a Jersey basement, teen scientist builds his own nucl

That is one smart high-schooler!

It makes my projects seem very, very safe in comparison!
by brad
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Bullet Train game
Replies: 4
Views: 4434

Re: Bullet Train game

While I have to admit that i've not been particularly helpful lately due to time constraints @tumbleweed it seems that your post was made in order to put MrDEB down. If I've got that wrong then I apologise however regardless of someones coding ability - let's show some respect, after all the very re...
by brad
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: PIC18F K42 family has largest total memory of any 8bit PIC
Replies: 6
Views: 4842

Re: PIC18F K42 family has largest total memory of any 8bit P

Garth - are you looking to go for 8-bit microcontrollers or are you looking to beef things up a bit and go for 16 or 32-bit microcontrollers?
by brad
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Your projects
Topic: Bullet Train game
Replies: 4
Views: 4434

Re: Bullet Train game

Do you have a photo or video of your project?
by brad
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Brads Projects University
Topic: PCB LAYOUT TIPS AND TRICKS
Replies: 1
Views: 3267

Re: PCB LAYOUT TIPS AND TRICKS

Very handy PCB layout tips there Chuck. I have used the capacitor trick before so you can fit different sized caps in, but I haven't tried any of the others. The trimpot would certainly come in handy since I've been working on a PCB where I wasn't sure of the exact type of trimpot that I would be us...
by brad
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: DigiRule - The Interactive Binary Ruler
Topic: Is it possible to get a DigiRule when I missed the campaign?
Replies: 10
Views: 26563

Re: Is it possible to get a DigiRule when I missed the campa

Great to hear your kids like them, unfortunately I don't have any left.

When I get some time though I will most probably look at getting a new batch made and will then sell them on Tindie. Sorry I can't help more at the moment though.
by brad
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: PCB Design
Topic: 340+ ICs on one PCB!
Replies: 5
Views: 6383

Re: 340+ ICs on one PCB!

Perhaps they didn't have pull-up / down resistors in there and had issues?
by brad
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: PCB Design
Topic: 340+ ICs on one PCB!
Replies: 5
Views: 6383

Re: 340+ ICs on one PCB!

I like it how they ran out of room, so the SIP resistors needed to be tacked on.
by brad
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Great video clips
Topic: A FPGA controlled RGB LED MATRIX for Incredible Effects
Replies: 1
Views: 3270

Re: A FPGA controlled RGB LED MATRIX for Incredible Effects

I've done quite a few projects with these RGB Matrix displays using an 8-bit microcontroller and there's no way they would have the power to do animations like those!
by brad
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: Japan will recycle old phones to create medals for the 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 3620

Re: Japan will recycle old phones to create medals for the 2

I imagine there would be many phones needed to make a single medal. Maybe they could just put a phone on a ribbon and put it around their heads?
by brad
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Online Shopping
Topic: Asus Tinker Board takes on Raspberry Pi with 4K video and Ro
Replies: 1
Views: 3400

Re: Asus Tinker Board takes on Raspberry Pi with 4K video an

And here I am still using 8-bit microcontrollers with 64KB of program memory and 4KB of SRAM!
by brad
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: Rust on Lithium Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 4192

Re: Rust on Lithium Battery

I would like to think they have some sort of standard for sealing them. Could you imagine what would happen if you dropped your phone in the bath or basin and the water instantly made its way to the inside of the battery.
by brad
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: The off topic lounge
Topic: Rust on Lithium Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 4192

Re: Rust on Lithium Battery

Have you heard of any explosions due to a build up of rust before?
by brad
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: DigiPixel - The Arduino and Digispark Compatible Shield
Topic: Set pixel in the world, not on the screen.
Replies: 41
Views: 54049

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

I guess this is where backups come in handy :)
by brad
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: DigiPixel - The Arduino and Digispark Compatible Shield
Topic: Set pixel in the world, not on the screen.
Replies: 41
Views: 54049

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

Sorry for the late reply and welcome back :)

I am sure you could come up with some sort of macro that would scan through the progmem data and paint a picture for you to then save as a PNG, however making that work could very well take longer than remaking the map.