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High-density connector recommendations
That's the beauty of finding an industry standard and going with it.  You can get extensions and gender-benders and whatever all for not much money.   I started reading...
Friday, 16 June 2017 - 19:46
Generally, I write the time-critical bits first.  And test them all alone.   All the rest is window dressing.   S.  
Friday, 16 June 2017 - 16:54
Ayup, most of that was a cheery rant.   Here's another:  Including assembler code in C requires much more fussing about than straight assembler.  Just look at the...
Friday, 16 June 2017 - 14:17
mark4th wrote: Unless you are from Manchester England you use the right tool for the job.  You dont drive screws with a hammer (Called a Manchester Screwdriver :).   Of...
Friday, 16 June 2017 - 07:40
C is supposed to be this wonderful processor-independent universal language, but it isn't.  You get different results from different compilers, and even different results...
Friday, 16 June 2017 - 07:32
Recommendations for PCB design and fab
I've pretty much given up on ExpressPCB for new designs.  Their layout software is just so primitive.  It can't even rotate components 45º.  They haven't issued any...
Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 11:24
Recommendations for PCB design and fab
Do we have a "sticky" on this?   Anyhow, mine for CAD design was Eagle, but since Cadsoft sold out to Autodesk and went to a 'subscription model' I'll never give them another...
Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 11:16
Intermitant Brownout
The takeaway here really is isolate the power supplies.  Make sure that the microcontroller's supply isn't dependent on the motor drive rail.  The OP already bought one...
Friday, 9 June 2017 - 04:33
Intermitant Brownout
A capacitor can do it, but you're going to need a big one.  A REALLY big one.  330uF is not anywhere near it.   I once calculated that a good-sized 12V car battery...
Friday, 9 June 2017 - 03:33
What is "Static Code Analysis"?
It also won't tell you if you have a bad oscilloscope.  S.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 10:01
Servo Control by 8-bit timer
Got 'im.   To get a consistent servo angle, I modified my code a bit, and I've attached it as a file in order to save JS what hairs he has left.   My camera doesn't like...
Friday, 2 June 2017 - 05:27
Servo Control by 8-bit timer
Svuppe wrote: Scroungre wrote: I have one more thing I'd like you to test (as I've not built my test setup yet):  it's to test the servos while under load. I don't think I...
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 09:01