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Need some basic IR controller info
I have a simple control box for some equipment that reads 4 buttons (up/down/left/right) and sends a datastream encoding the buttons to the equipment. Now I want to look into...
Thursday, 19 April 2012 - 15:48
Any experiences with Kickstarter?
Has anybody had any experiences with Kickstarter, the project fundraising website? I'm asking because I've designed and built a 3cm x 5cm AVR board with onboard RS485, and I'm...
Saturday, 14 April 2012 - 14:32
Free PLC front end?
No idea if such a thing exists, but I'm wondering if there are any PLC front-end software packages out there that compile user-entered ladder logic to some documented intermediate...
Wednesday, 4 April 2012 - 15:25
Regulate 4.5 - 6.4V to 5V?
I don't know much about switching regulators, hence my question. I want to run some hardware at 5V, off a 4-cell battery pack. Using alkaline batteries the pack voltage would...
Saturday, 17 March 2012 - 19:42
Connect analog input to ISP pin - possible?
I'd like to use one of the pins of the 6-position ISP connector (probably SCK, since it's on the same side as Vdd and GND) as an analog input. Chip family is mega48/88, so no...
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 - 03:03
Need an adhesive solution
I need to adhere some thin wires (24-26 AWG, 2 or maybe 3 wires, twisted or zip) to the back of some decorative metalwork. What I'd like is something that is easy to apply and...
Monday, 9 January 2012 - 18:10
USB-RS485 converter - change TX enable time?
I've got a generic ebay USB-RS485 converter that uses a PL2303 chip. No doc whatsoever. It seems to wirk fine (I can enumerate it, config it, open it and send data from a C#...
Tuesday, 3 January 2012 - 01:20
Source for twisted pair 26AWG?
Oddly, I'm having a hard time finding a source for basic unsheathed twisted pair stranded wire (26AWG, 24 is also a possibility). I'm almost convinced I'm using the wrong search...
Thursday, 1 December 2011 - 17:39
C question
This isn't a GCC question, but since there's no "General Programming" or "General C" forum, I'm guessing this might be a good place to ask. [yeah but - Bob would tell you that "...
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 - 22:00
How to attach flying leads to a component?
Suppose I have a leaded component (LED, photodetector, whatever) that will not be mounted on a PCB, and I need to connect it to some wires e.g. 24-28AWG. What are the standard...
Monday, 21 November 2011 - 16:46
LED total light output question
How can I estimate/compare the relative light outputs of LEDs with different viewing angles? These would be going into a highly diffuse container, so all I'm interested in is...
Sunday, 13 November 2011 - 06:32
What is the AVR Toolchain Installer?
I've been using AVR Studio 4 for years, along with WinAVR. Just today I decided on a whim to upgrade from 4.18 to 4.19, and suddenly it appears I need to install this new thing,...
Sunday, 30 October 2011 - 01:29

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