Is there a need for another programmer?

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zbaird wrote:
And, if I can find some Edelweiss I'll throw it in, too.

How about some of Mama's good old "Home Baked" Pumpkin pie, or some Brownes or, some Chocolate Chip cookies? It's the Holiday season, you know...

Maybe that would plump JS up a little bit!!!

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SteveN wrote:
Are those gonna be "special" brownies? :-)

Those "Special" brownies would have been a definite consideration about 20 years ago, but not these days...

I need all of the brain cells I've got left from back in those days!

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And Mike, if you're (now) a case expert, you should come up with a Dragon case. Not big bucks, but a lot of people would appreciate it.

Chuck, I don't know if I'm an expert, I'm working on it though :) Any ideas for the Dragon already? Coming up wit h a nice case wouldn't be too tough, but depending on how each person has it setup would change the dimensions. The best universal solution I could see would be to fully enclose the USB side and have the case cut even with the circuit board on the proto side. I kind of picturing a pick up truck now :)

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Well, my ZIF socket hangs over each side by quite a bit (a third to a half inch), and its magic tensioning arm has to have room to move. The socket also hangs over the back edge of the board by a little, maybe less than a tenth of an inch.

A pickup truck would be good, although maybe a flatbed truck would be better. The cab could come back to where the first header holes are (I think).

Others may have additional comments. I'd just like some protection for the board, given all the horror stories that have floated around here. Those that have applied some of the fixes may need even further space, etc.

Chuck Baird

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Any ideas for the Dragon already?
An ARTIST's (formely known as JS) impression.
I had these posted before but impossible to find.

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Now my wish list would have that left hand top piece be full length (covering the hole) and sliding to the left (or sliding off), exposing the ZIF socket.

Very nice, John.

Chuck Baird

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Looks good John, the convertible model :) I guess we should be calling you AJ then huh?

A sliding top piece would be slick, it seems like I've seen something like that available in a stock case but I don't remember which company it was that made it.

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the convertible model
Mine was the "Hacked" model, centre bit hacked from a standard plastic box. Now someone with some nice machinery would do a better job I suppose.

John Samperi

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where I'm supposed to send all these units?
I believe that they are all coming to me as it would be cheaper to forward 1 to Melbourne from Sydney than to forward 4 from Melbourne to Sydney.

Sounds about right....except I think there are 2 on order for me.

And I need to pay JS/Chuck for postage.

Cheers,

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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microcarl wrote:
Maybe that would plump JS up a little bit!!!

Last time I looked at John's avatar, he didn't seem to be the underfed type to me.... :lol:

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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2 on order for me
I thought I'd save you some shipping cost and keep one...OK so there are 6 altogether coming, Ross x2, Ivan x2, Moi x2.

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didn't seem to be the underfed type to me
Unfortunately not :( and my doctor keeps on harping on about that!!

John Samperi

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And I was sure it was the fisheye lens on that webcam. Look how it distorts the background! Look how it makes that 29 year old engineer look like grandpa! All lies!

Chuck Baird

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look like grandpa!
Almost, a few more months and then I are one for real. :)

John Samperi

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js wrote:
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look like grandpa!
Almost, a few more months and then I are one for real. :)

...and of course we expect to see the new family member in your avatar.

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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js wrote:
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2 on order for me
I thought I'd save you some shipping cost and keep one...OK so there are 6 altogether coming, Ross x2, Ivan x2, Moi x2.

Ohhh, nice try!

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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valusoft wrote:
...and of course we expect to see the new family member in your avatar.

And the newling would be much better looking too!

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The blessed event.

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zbaird wrote:
The blessed event.

Ah!!! I think I'll retract my statement about the newling being better looking then JS!

What was I thinking??? :oops:

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zbaird wrote:
The blessed event.

Chuck, you prove the old saying about idle hands and the devil's work. :twisted:

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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The blessed event.

ROFLMAO!!
You guys have way too much fun here!

Speaking of great expectations...
Mike, how's the FobProgrammer coming along? Do you have an ETA?

Cheers,
Ivan

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And Mike (CirMicro)...

How did the "Home Brew " power supply PCBs work? Or, have you not tried them yet?

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I'm expecting the boards to be here Thursday, so I should be able to start sending these out during the weekend.

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How did the "Home Brew " power supply PCBs work? Or, have you not tried them yet?

Carl: I just received the rest of the parts I was waiting on the other day. I soldered a couple up and so far it's working great! the efficiency isn't quite as good as I was shooting for, but still much better than the Maxim part I was previously using over the full voltage range. The combined linear reg setup gives us about a 10% hit, but output ripple is almost non existent. Even though I hadn't added a jumper to the programmer board, this gives the possibility to run the programmer from a single AAA battery as an alternative to powering from the target.

Just in case anyone is wondering, Carl etched some nice pcbs for a new power supply I was wanting to use for the programmer. He produces awesome results for single sided boards, it's quite remarkable how sharp and perfect his traces turn out!

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Could I have one too, please?
With all the bells and whistles. :D

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Could I have one too, please?
With all the bells and whistles. :D

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Sorry for the double post.
The network tricked me. :evil:

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Sorry for the double post.

Don't worry about it - everybody does one at least once.

Before anything else is posted you can still delete the final one. If that isn't possible, it's customary to edit the second one, and replace the entire post with something like "double post," although these are so short it doesn't make any difference.

Chuck Baird

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Could I have one too, please?
With all the bells and whistles. Very Happy

All of the current units are spoken for by those that have already paid. I will have some extra boards so I ordered more enclosures, but it will be at least another week before the other enclosures are ready. Once these are gone though that will be it at the current offering anyway :)

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does this mean we might recieve our programmers in time for using them as christmas presents for ourselves? :DDD

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Well, UPS seems to be having trouble with the holidays I guess, still no boards! They were suppose to be shipping next delivery, but the tracking info has it as UPS Saver? It's currently showing it sitting about 60 miles away from me, but in route here with a scheduled delivery of 12-10-07.

I paid a fairly hefty price for shipping for this kind of handling? Maybe they need to stop by Australia first :) I'll keep you posted.

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We have boards! Too bad I completely lost the weekend to work on these, it's going to make a busy week! I'll try to post some photos tonight if I get time.

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CirMicro wrote:
We have boards! Too bad I completely lost the weekend to work on these, it's going to make a busy week! I'll try to post some photos tonight if I get time.

Cool! Can you post pictures of both, bare and populated PCBs I'd like to see the quality that is coming out of the Rar East, I think you said it was the Far East...

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Can you post pictures of both, bare
Carl!! A bit of modesty please. :)

John Samperi

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Just bare with him, John...

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

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js wrote:
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Can you post pictures of both, bare
Carl!! A bit of modesty please. :)

Well, I walk around the house bare A$$... But I'm sure it's not a sight you'd want to see! How modest is that? :lol: :lol: :lol:

OK, okay, I should have said unpopulated & populated... :wink:

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And Carl was the one having a hissy about the "dirty" LED sex positions.

NICE

Jim

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jgmdesign wrote:
And Carl was the one having a hissy about the "dirty" LED sex positions.

NICE

Jim

Well, we all have our weak moments! :wink: I have said that there is no Gray for me... But I didn't ever say that I wouldn't swing from one side of Black & White, to the other! :roll: But at least you need a bit more of a vivid imagination to visualize my extremely mild form of pornography. :lol:

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And on that note....................

I would rather attempt something great and fail, than attempt nothing and succeed - Fortune Cookie

 

"The critical shortage here is not stuff, but time." - Johan Ekdahl

 

"Step N is required before you can do step N+1!" - ka7ehk

 

"If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue!" - Kartman

"Why is there a "Highway to Hell" and only a "Stairway to Heaven"? A prediction of the expected traffic load?"  - Lee "theusch"

 

Speak sweetly. It makes your words easier to digest when at a later date you have to eat them ;-)  - Source Unknown

Please Read: Code-of-Conduct

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Okay, heres a quick snap of the X rated version. My camera doesn't do the best closeups, but it'll have to do :)

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OK, Carl, Mike showed us his...

Chuck Baird

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I think we are gonna need protection........

I would rather attempt something great and fail, than attempt nothing and succeed - Fortune Cookie

 

"The critical shortage here is not stuff, but time." - Johan Ekdahl

 

"Step N is required before you can do step N+1!" - ka7ehk

 

"If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue!" - Kartman

"Why is there a "Highway to Hell" and only a "Stairway to Heaven"? A prediction of the expected traffic load?"  - Lee "theusch"

 

Speak sweetly. It makes your words easier to digest when at a later date you have to eat them ;-)  - Source Unknown

Please Read: Code-of-Conduct

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jgmdesign wrote:
I think we are gonna need protection........

Do they even make anti-static condoms????

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Welding goggles?

Chuck Baird

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Almost there guys. I'm hoping to finish up the rest tonight sometime. Heres another quick shot with some clothes on :)

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Pretty good. Are you going to put some fancy labels on or do we get the "clear skin bottle" as it were? :)

John Samperi

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CirMicro,

Very nice package!

Maybe there is a need for another programmer!

Willing to barter???

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Willing to barter???
You mean you didn't BUY one? Not supporting you fellow Cincinnatian :lol:

I bet there is something sneaky going on there....

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js wrote:
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Willing to barter???
You mean you didn't BUY one? Not supporting you fellow Cincinnatian :lol:

I bet there is something sneaky going on there....

Sadly, no! I believe I was still unemployed when the offer came out.

But also, at the time I had two ATAVRISP legacy programmers, two ATAVRISP-MKII programmers, two, ATAVRDragons, and two ATSTK500 development boards.

I have since bartered off the ATAVRISP legacy programmers and given away the second ATAVRDragon.

With all of the skuddle-Butt about how terrible the ATAVRISP legacy, ATAVRISP-MKII & ATAVRDragon programmers are, and even though all my programmers have been problem free, I'm feeling very insecure that they all might give up the ghost and smoke at the same instant --- NOT!!! :wink:

Okay, okay!!! I just decided that I might want one of Jim's new toys to play with - Maybe convert it to program a PIC, or something!!!! :lol:

I thought that Jim mentioned that his programmer will accept an SD card, if that is the case, it would be nice to just keep a working copy of all of my programs on the SD card and be able to dump a change into something out in the field, without needing a PC to get the job done.

Also, I think there is an application for one of these at work...

But if I missed the opportunity, I'll just buy one (or two, for paranoid security reasons) when the later edition becomes available.

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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Just curious as to how these are coming along.

Pete

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Hi guys,

My apologies for the delay. The guy that was suppose to do the surface mount assembly for me bailed last week for the holidays leaving me to do them all myself manually. I do okay with SM parts, but I'm quite slow at it. I'll be working the rest of today and tomorrow to finish them, so I should be able to ship out Monday. I'll try to upgrade the shipping to help make up for the delay.

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Pretty good. Are you going to put some fancy labels on or do we get the "clear skin bottle" as it were? Smile

Sorry, it'll have to be the "clear skin bottle" for now :)

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